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Ford is very clever

I got to wondering why my 1980 didnt have two big springs pointing up on the rad support like other old cars.

then I saw how they did it
 
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Originally Posted by 82_F100_300Six View Post
I got to wondering why my 1980 didnt have two big springs pointing up on the rad support like other old cars.

then I saw how they did it
What you talking bout Wilson
Got pictures this?
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not the springs on the hood hinges but the one that makes the hood pop up a few inches when you pull the release. most vehicles have it or them facing up clearly visible
 
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Originally Posted by 82_F100_300Six View Post
not the springs on the hood hinges but the one that makes the hood pop up a few inches when you pull the release. most vehicles have it or them facing up clearly visible
Oh OK now I know what you are talking about.
That spring that you would get hung up on when leaning over it LOL
I will have to see how it is done on our trucks.
Some have the "head opener" hanging off the hood and others are built into the latch assy.
I don't have a hood on my truck yet so did not look closely at it. Heck only a few weeks back I installed the hood open cable and at first ran it wrong.
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Oh OK now I know what you are talking about.
That spring that you would get hung up on when leaning over it LOL
I will have to see how it is done on our trucks.
Some have the "head opener" hanging off the hood and others are built into the latch assy.
I don't have a hood on my truck yet so did not look closely at it. Heck only a few weeks back I installed the hood open cable and at first ran it wrong.
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He's talking about the hidden spring inside the hood...methinks. Pushes off the latch post.

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Originally Posted by BigBlue2 View Post
He's talking about the hidden spring inside the hood...methinks. Pushes off the latch post.

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When I saw this again I was like darn I was in the garage and forgot to look then reading your post I do remember seeing that a heavy gauge sheet metal looking thing.
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Originally Posted by BigBlue2 View Post
He's talking about the hidden spring inside the hood...methinks. Pushes off the latch post.

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lately my hood had become very difficult to open. like to the point i thought the handle and some cable was going to break off.
so I lubed up the cable a bit.....and still didnt help. I noticed the cable was moving very freely. It was the latch mechanism that had become extremely stubborn. So I lubed it up and worked it good with kroil, wd40 etc
but then I noticed there was no spring to make the hood pop up when the latch released....
then I looked up and saw the little tab and felt it had a spring behind it.
 

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