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Old 05-07-2008, 12:59 PM
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Tool to remove hood springs

Anyone know of a tool that I can buy that will allow me to remove the hood springs from my 62 Impala? I have seen homemade devices that look like about 2 inch tubing cut in half with welded ends that fit into the spring when the hood is raised and then spread the spring out when the hood is lowered so it can be removed. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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If anything the springs will stretch as the hood is lowered.. Giving the spring more tension...I usually slip a long screw driver or a bar in the end of the spring where i can hold it with both hands and pull then slowly release it.
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We used to install Clutch Springs by putting washers in the Springs and installing them, then by pushing the Clutch Pedal (which would stretch the Spring) allowing the Washers to fall out-is the extended Spring accessible so that you can place Washers in the Spring, then open/close Hood to get them out?
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For 40 years I have just used a pry bar.
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what I have done in the passed is open the hood, stuff nylon rope in the coils, then close the hood down a bit, and usually they will pop out easy.
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what I have done in the passed is open the hood, stuff nylon rope in the coils, then close the hood down a bit, and usually they will pop out easy.

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Open the hood and have some one hold the hood up or remove hood. Take an old fan belt or rope and hook the end of the spring, and pull they come right off. You can reinstall them the same way. We do it every time we do engine work, it gets the hinges down out of the way.
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