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Old January 5th, 2018, 07:03 PM
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Default Hood won’t stay up?

I installed the original hood on my 61 and it won’t stay up. I even bought new springs. Any idea’s for me?

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Old January 5th, 2018, 08:38 PM
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Default Re: Hood won’t stay up?

If you are sure you have the springs mounted correctly:
Either they sold you low quality springs or your hinges are too loose. You can pound on the pivot rivets to tighten them or get new hinges. They should be pretty hard to operate by hand when off the truck.
One other small point. It could be possible that you have grooves worn into spring brackets which don't allow spring to stay stretched. This, together with Chinese springs, may be at fault. Would be nice to find an original used pair. Made in USA in 1961.

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Old January 5th, 2018, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: Hood won’t stay up?

Thanks Azken!! When I pulled the old springs off it seemed the same as pull as the new ones. Must be my hinges they seem to have a little to much play in them. Order is on it’s way. I greatly appreciate the help I get on this site!!
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Old January 5th, 2018, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: Hood won’t stay up?

Let us know if new hinges solves it.
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Default Re: Hood won’t stay up?

New hinges and new springs and hood still won’t stay up on it’s own. Don’t know what to do except put a block of wood behind a hinge:-(
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GTS61; post a photo of your current hinge set up.
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