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Old 07-13-2020, 12:14 AM   #1
RobD55
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Angry 57 Tbird bonnet, (hood) release

Aagh, I've broken the cable for the engine hood release!!

Anyone know how I can get the hood open and replace the cable?

Rob
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Old 07-13-2020, 01:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: 57 Tbird bonnet, (hood) release

Go to passenger side and reach up between exhaust and heater box with a pair of vice grips. Clamp onto the bar that connects the two latches, and with handle pointing forward, pull down.

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Old 10-20-2020, 02:39 AM   #3
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Default Re: 57 Tbird bonnet, (hood) release

Thanks Dominic.

Sorry for the late reply, got lost in the myriad of other issues with the bird once I got the hood up. I'm going to mod the latch bar with a another "emergency release handle arrangement".

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Old 10-20-2020, 08:26 AM   #4
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