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Old 05-14-2013, 09:25 PM
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I have a 1955 ford fairlaine, that needed new hoods springs. I have taken them off and now I am having trouble find an easy way to get the new ones on! Is there any tools that will help with this or are there any good ideas that would help me. I would like to talk to someone that might have some suggestions. I will send my phone number or could you send me someone I could call. I can also send a picture.
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Yes ,the measurements taken before you removed from the 55. would of got you close. Or a mark or two .
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One trick I have heard about it to bend the spring, insert washers in between the coils, then bend it back the other way and slip washers in the other side. The washers keep the coils separated so you can hook the spring back on the hinge. Closing the hood some stretches the spring and the washers fall out.
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One trick I have heard about it to bend the spring, insert washers in between the coils, then bend it back the other way and slip washers in the other side. The washers keep the coils separated so you can hook the spring back on the hinge. Closing the hood some stretches the spring and the washers fall out.
Pretty cool idea.
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hood springs

Martinsr posted info about a tool he used in his body shop a couple years ago.. do a search here on hotrodders. Martinsr hood springs and you will get his and other ideas -tips on installing them.
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I must have to much time on my hands, here ya go:


"Basics of Basics" Hood hinge spring removal and installation.
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What I have done is hook the spring on my floor jack (lifting part and bottom) and then jack it up strecthing the spring out. Once it is strecthed out I put rope between the coils to keep it elongated. Remove from jack and hook on the car and simply pull the rope out.
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You may find some help here too: Late V8 (1954+) - The Ford Barn
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