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Old 01-04-2011, 01:43 PM
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Custom tilt hood for 53-56 f100

Has anyone built there own tilt hood kit that would like to share there plans?
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I installed the tilt hood kit from No Limit Eng. man that thing was a pain the ***. I've been thinking of building my own on my friends '55 sort of based on theirs but a different track system. that was the main problem. getting the hood to fit was the easy part. getting the hood to latch correctly without wanting to fall off the tracks and hit the fenders was hard. plus the hood prop was an issue. I actually had to use some helicopter parts from work to get it to function right.
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According to NoLimit they have redesigned their kit a little more to make it easier.
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i`ll be starting on mine next week but its going to be a total different design than whats out there right now.
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Check out Randy Jack and Axracers galleries, they both made a forward tilt hood that is different than the ones you can buy and have all the bugs worked out. Here is another link that may help you out as well if you want one like you can buy 1954 Ford F100 4x2 - Hood Repair
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i`ll be starting on mine next week but its going to be a total different design than whats out there right now.
Keep us posted on your work.
I really liked the thread on your Hood. Take lots of pics for us
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My hood tilt system is pretty simple.


1956 Ford F100 4x2 - Front Tilt Hood
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easier said by the guy who did it!..

but it looks great!

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easier said by the guy who did it!..

but it looks great!

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I like simple lol and i like the gas shocks also
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My hood tilt system is pretty simple.


1956 Ford F100 4x2 - Front Tilt Hood
Hello Randy, I'm curious, how hard is it to push your hood down and what pressure of gas shocks are you using. I got custom shocks made for my rear door of my panel, I had some shocks from a Ford van that were obvious for a heavier door and was a chore to pull the door down and when opening it you had to be careful not to let it get away from you.
Do you have any updates on your pickup, I haven't seen you on here much lately, hope your doing okay.
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Hello Randy, I'm curious, how hard is it to push your hood down and what pressure of gas shocks are you using. I got custom shocks made for my rear door of my panel, I had some shocks from a Ford van that were obvious for a heavier door and was a chore to pull the door down and when opening it you had to be careful not to let it get away from you.
Do you have any updates on your pickup, I haven't seen you on here much lately, hope your doing okay.
It's not hard at all to pull the hood down. The shocks are well balanced. There is probably about a 20# pull up, then a weight of 20# once it goes over center, They work really nice. I have the p/n listed in my gallery. All the updates are in my gallery. I'm still working on the truck and driving it everyday.

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Yes, I am doing fine. Thanks.
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Randy Jack, I'm new here and have just got my first 56 F100. I am wanting to do the same type hood tilt that you did. Is there any way you would have a pic of the attachment of the shocks at the inner fender? Thanks
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