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Old 02-03-2017, 12:31 PM
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I'm trying to figure out a way to hold down the hood panels on my streetrod. I am only using the two top panels on my 31 chevy coupe and need a way to hold the sides down they pivot up from the center rod. I don't want those ugly *** big leather straps or the funny looking springs that attach to the frame. I was thinking of chrome tension springs one in each corner of the hood sides. anybody ever try to do this? thanks
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I am thinking some small bear claw latches as they can be hidden under the hood. Just use a cable between the latches so you pull the cable which unlocks the latches and lift the hood. In your case you will need four latches. I get mine from watsons street works. They are in NH.

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i do drive on highways and sometimes fast, why else own a streetrod. for now i decided to use some small bolts 10/24 fastened through the hood corners into the grill with lock nut and sheet metal into the cowl. I figure ill try this only takes a couple of minutes to take out and if i don't like it i only have 4 little holes to fill later.
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