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Kurt K
09-09-2008, 01:48 AM
Like the title says, I'm looking for part numbers for hood struts for my newly installed fiberglass hood. I know some have successfully used stock struts, but I know my luck.

I thought I remembered seeing somebody post the part number for lower rate struts, but I could find it while searching.

Anybody have the information?

jludorf
09-09-2008, 01:54 AM
would lincon mark 8 struts work? they use a fibre galss hood. I might have some but like I know where those are right now since I just finished moving less than a month ago, but atleast a cheap alternative for you.

John

fastsc92
09-09-2008, 08:56 AM
The struts can be bought from Mc Master. They are the same brand as the stock ones. Grab the number off the stocker, and just find something with a lower force. You can get the exact force you need by doing a little simple math once you know the hood weight, pivot and mounting points and shock free-length.

http://www.mcmaster.com/ctlg/DisplCtlgPage.aspx?ReqTyp=CATALOG&CtlgPgNbr=1167&RelatedCtlgPgs=1167,1168,1169,1170,1171,1172&term=Gas%20Shocks&sesnextrep=449193092780947&ScreenWidth=1680

Kurt K
09-09-2008, 12:26 PM
The struts can be bought from Mc Master. They are the same brand as the stock ones. Grab the number off the stocker, and just find something with a lower force. You can get the exact force you need by doing a little simple math once you know the hood weight, pivot and mounting points and shock free-length.

http://www.mcmaster.com/ctlg/DisplCtlgPage.aspx?ReqTyp=CATALOG&CtlgPgNbr=1167&RelatedCtlgPgs=1167,1168,1169,1170,1171,1172&term=Gas%20Shocks&sesnextrep=449193092780947&ScreenWidth=1680
That will probably work, but I was hoping I didn't have to do any math....I do enough of that already. I thought somebody had previously posted a part number for the hood struts that were purchased with a fiberglass hood.

Nettlesd
09-09-2008, 03:22 PM
Kurt,

I would give Bill at SCP a call. He might be able to help you.

ricardoa1
09-09-2008, 03:49 PM
I just picked up a pair from a member that dont lift the stock one anymore.

I will let you know how that works out.

I had one old worn out hold up the fiberglass hood just fine. So it does not take too much force for mine.


I am sure there are other members willing to sell out worn out ones for cheap.

Flip
09-09-2008, 06:14 PM
I have always used stock ones for my hood and they seem to work great.

SCme94
09-10-2008, 09:28 PM
I will trade you my worn out ones for your super high power jobs.