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    Hood hinge quick release modification.





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    That is something that I hadn't seen before "Q". But if it works as it looks as if it should that should make aligning the hood easier after taking it off.

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    While I fully understand the concept, I'm not sure I understand the need.

    Owned my Cobra for 5 years and never had to pull the hood off. The only reason I could think of having to do so would be an engine change. Even then it's pretty easy to use some painters tape to mask around the current hinge locations so you can get it back in the same place.

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    I can see the need ... I am using the older style hinges from Breeze instead of the fancy ones from FFR. These are very similar to the ones shown in the photos.

    When test fitting the hood it is a real pain in the butt to get at the bolt/nuts holding the hinge to the frame. At least on the FFR the only way to access it is either lie on your back under the car (if your arms are long enough) or sit with your legs under the radiator and bend over to look at the hinge connections. Either way this is a pain for me.

    This mod would allow you to set it one time and then allow for removal of the hood for painting, etc. as you build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlewms View Post
    I can see the need ... I am using the older style hinges from Breeze instead of the fancy ones from FFR. These are very similar to the ones shown in the photos.

    When test fitting the hood it is a real pain in the butt to get at the bolt/nuts holding the hinge to the frame. At least on the FFR the only way to access it is either lie on your back under the car (if your arms are long enough) or sit with your legs under the radiator and bend over to look at the hinge connections. Either way this is a pain for me.

    This mod would allow you to set it one time and then allow for removal of the hood for painting, etc. as you build.

    Carl
    Ya Carl, I agree. I've had the hood off of my car twice and it is PIA laying on your back with about a 30" , 1/4" drive extension trying to get the screws back in. Of course each time you take the hood off you think it will be the last time, so no need to modify it :-).

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