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Hood lift kit-didn't know anyone made this for a Pinto
« on: October 27, 2018, 09:33:43 PM »
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Probably not a bad deal compared to trying to piece together something from the junkyard.

Of course it probably wouldn't work on my car with no inner fender stuff. Maybe be able to make a bracket to attached to something, if I really wanted to.

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Re: Hood lift kit-didn't know anyone made this for a Pinto
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 04:18:35 PM »
Well, apparently they've been around for a long time.
Oh, well.
I'll just shut up now. :-[
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Re: Hood lift kit-didn't know anyone made this for a Pinto
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 06:55:49 PM »
i have one of these kits but never installed it yet. i like the idea of it on a windy day and not having the hood fly up and the prop rod come out and do some major damage to my show car. that would be bad!! i do plan to install it, just not sure i want to drill holes in the car!
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Re: Hood lift kit-didn't know anyone made this for a Pinto
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 10:31:43 PM »
I have no place for a prop rod, so if I don't make mine into a one piece tilt, I might have to see if I could fab a lower mounting spot for them.
Drilling holes in MY car isn't a concern. ;D Finding spots to drill especially up front would be the trick. ::)
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Re: Hood lift kit-didn't know anyone made this for a Pinto
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 07:24:34 PM »
I take it you don't have inner fender wells? if so I can see where that would be hard to mount the kit to. can you mount to the hood?
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Re: Hood lift kit-didn't know anyone made this for a Pinto
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 08:06:57 PM »
Correct.
Hood won't be a problem.
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Re: Hood lift kit-didn't know anyone made this for a Pinto
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 06:47:01 PM »
yeah that looks like it could be a problem making the lower mounts work. maybe weld a piece of flat stock to the tubes?
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Re: Hood lift kit-didn't know anyone made this for a Pinto
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 12:52:18 AM »
Yeah, will have to do something like that if I keep the hood the way it is. Using a broom handle for a hood prop is a pain.  ::)
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