Your gas strut is filled with inert gas at several hundred psi to provide the spring force that lifts and holds open the structures they support. Eventually, oil and gas makes their way out of the strut, resulting in a hood that won't stay up on its own.
The product design is not bad. Directions are very poor. Example calling for a 5/64 bit to mount the bracke t where the prop rod was mounted, wrong use 1/4" Watch clearance and fit with caution on drivers side. Potential rod to shock interference issues. I flipped the shock over inboard to get clearance. I swapped in mt own bolts when possible "stainless" & Nylocks on the cable clamps. Ill modify later and weld the bracket on and eliminate the cable clamps. The radiator rods should be re enforced to remove the flex of the shock pressure
Will this work on a fiberglass hood?
Asked by Pat from United States on
Hi Pat, According to the manufacturer this kit is designed for the original steel hoods, however if you add some wider washers for the supplied mounting brackets to distribute the weight of the mounting points it should work fine on the fiberglass version as well. Thanks for the inquiry.
Answered by Jim G from United States on
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