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Old 02-03-2020, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default 1955 ford wagon hood springs part #

When I open the hood,i raise it up as high as it will go but as soon as I let it go,it drops about 5 inches.When I am working under the hood as I start to come out from under the hood,I bang my head on it and that is not very comfortable. I don't think its a matter of adjustments but rather weak hood springs,right? Does anyone here have the part # for the hinges so that I can start looking for them? Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1955 ford wagon hood springs part #

B5a 16789 a?

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Old 02-03-2020, 06:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1955 ford wagon hood springs part #

Posting a picture of your springs when the hood is open would be good for us to judge if your springs are worn out.
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1955 ford wagon hood springs part #

Thanks Guys for your help. Are the T-bird hood springs the same as the ones on my 55 ranch wagon? just wondering.
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Do not think so. The T-bird has spiral wound springs instead of coil wound spring. similar to a tape measure.
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:42 PM   #6
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Default Re: 1955 ford wagon hood springs part #

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...The T-bird has spiral wound springs instead of coil wound spring. similar to a tape measure.
https://www.classictbird.com/Spring-...uctinfo/16812/
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