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Old 03-21-2018, 03:33 PM   #1
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any one using hood support bracket from Brattons? item number22270. 29 Fordor? looking for a picture of installation and comments.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:33 AM   #2
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I'm using the other style - PART #: 22250 and I'm very happy with it
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:07 AM   #3
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I'm using the other style - PART #: 22250 and I'm very happy with it
Ditto what burner31 said! Easy to install.

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Old 03-22-2018, 05:17 AM   #4
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I also use the other hood support kit on all 3 of my cars.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:40 AM   #5
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They all seem to work about the same. Best thing about them is you can work on the engine with both hoods up at the same time. You will love the difference if you don't already have them.

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Old 03-22-2018, 10:49 AM   #6
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I don't care for the 22270 type support. However I use the solid rod type 22271 on my 29 Roadster, 29 Tudor, and on a 28 Phaeton. I am very please with this type support. At least the 28/29 original radiators had a hood support on them. I question why more people do not use some type of hood support. It is beyond me why people will pay so much for a paint job and then fold their hood back on the other side so they can scratch or chip the paint.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:36 PM   #7
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I probably jumped the gun and purchased 22270, had it shipped from Brattons to Canada . I can't seem to find a picture of one installed.

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Old 03-22-2018, 06:15 PM   #8
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Well my fellow Canadian, don't worry! That hood support will work just fine.
If it wasn't a good one, Bratton's wouldn't sell it. . Jeff
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:53 PM   #9
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I have the 22250 type hood support on my coupe. There is a strange magnetic attraction between the hood support and my bald head. Any time I am within three feet of my car with hood up I have this urge to run over to the car and cram my head against the end of the hood support. The 22270 may not have this feature.

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Old 03-23-2018, 03:44 PM   #10
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Is your upper rad tank missing the hood tabs?
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:41 AM   #11
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yes, missing tabs on radiator . could have sworn they were there before rad was recored. were they actually soldered to tank?
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:42 AM   #12
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I also have the 22250, the stainles one with the two sets of arms, and i love it. Both my original and my Bergs radiators have the tabs, but i never felt i could trust them.
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:11 PM   #13
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Hi Guys,
I used a plastic covered coat hanger and bent a few S type hooks to keep the hood up.
I have 2 in the shop and 2 under the seat
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:38 AM   #14
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Thanks Floats, I'm gonna try that, now all I have to do is find the plastic covered coat hangers.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:36 AM   #15
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I am easily confused. I would like to see a picture of that coat hanger support on the car and holding the hood. I am not sure where you hang it. I am not to bright sometimes.
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:55 PM   #16
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I think what he shows at the top goes under the handle on the outside and the bottom hock goes over the support rod.
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:25 PM   #17
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Yep, Curtis you are correct.
Open the hood and hook the small hook through the handle, open the hood some more and hook the larger hook over the radiator support rod.
Eazy peasy.
I’ll post a pic if you like.
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:44 PM   #18
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Small hook outside,
Large hook inside,
Lower the hood and violá.
If you cant find the old fashioned plastic covered coat hanger, use a piece of wire covered with shrink sleeving.
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:24 PM   #19
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OK, now I get it. I am going to make a couple of them. Thanks for the clarification !
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:34 PM   #20
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I made a few for my Chevy as well.
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