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    Fiberglass Hood with Stock Hood Struts

    i just got a new hood and its fiberglass, the stock one was metal are the hood struts too strong for the fiberglass hood?

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    Send Z28Thunder a PM, he has a VFN Sunoco hood.

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    i installed a Fiberglass hood also and i mounted the Old strut mounts but took the pins out, so i can use it to hold the hood up, i believe they are too strong for constant use.

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    I have a fiberglass hood and I use the stock hood struts. Like the other guy said I keep them disconnected though. im too cheap to buy replacement struts. I only connect them at shows and in the garage

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    what do you use to hold it up besides the struts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28boy2000 View Post
    what do you use to hold it up besides the struts
    I use a pvc pipe that I cut to fit that sits in the garage.
    I wrote on it "hood prop camaro do not throw out"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    I use a pvc pipe that I cut to fit that sits in the garage.
    I wrote on it "hood prop camaro do not throw out"
    I had the same thing for my '71 Chevelle.. that's too damn funny.

    If the stock ones are too strong, get a pair for a Firehawk- our hoods are fiiberglass and have struts.

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    I used a snowboard LOL

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    Stock struts work fine. I have had my Sunoco hood for 5 years now. No issues period....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    I use a pvc pipe that I cut to fit that sits in the garage.
    I wrote on it "hood prop camaro do not throw out"
    classic

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