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Old 02-04-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default '48 Ford hood springs

Anygood tips on how to spread the springs on the hood to remove in install new??
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:02 PM   #2
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I've read that to INSTALL them people put washers between the coils to EXPAND the spring. Would probably work just as well to remove the spring. FWIW


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Old 02-04-2019, 06:17 PM   #3
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Her is an old thread. The washer method seems easiest.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...rs+hood+spring
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:29 PM   #4
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I have installed them with a brake spring tool
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:04 PM   #5
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1did my 41with washers
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:34 AM   #6
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Default Re: '48 Ford hood springs

I used a couple of ratchet straps to spread them and inserted cotter pins between the coils(I had a coffee can full of the same size pins.)
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:49 PM   #7
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You can use a floor jack to spread them.
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:09 PM   #8
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It is not hard to remove the whole hinge, then let it collapse. The spring will come off a lot easier then.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:18 AM   #9
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on sort of the same vane, do the new springs make the hood open up more? being new to these 48/52 trucks, I find the hood/over fender access a little lacking
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:29 AM   #10
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This is a "for what it's worth" heads up. I changed the weak hood springs on my '48. I bought the replacements supplied by all the regular vendors, part #91A-16789. They were longer then the original springs, therefore the hood only opened half way up.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:11 PM   #11
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thanks gocatgo
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