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Title: Hood spring
Post by: usraptr on September 12, 2017 - 08:47:07 pm
Recently finished restoring my hood latch, spring, and safety spring in a brownish original (I hope) color.  While installing them today I noticed that I'm apparently missing a piece that fastens the hood spring to the latch assembly.  Can somebody please tell or show me what attaches to the pictured bolt and then I assume the spring to hold the spring in place.
Title: Re: Hood spring
Post by: 73440 on September 13, 2017 - 07:55:10 am
My 73 just had a screw holding the engine side of the spring down with an ear of the spring thru the front hole.
Did not see anything noted in the FSM or the Mitchell parts manual so not sure if my 73 is same as your 70 or even is correct.
Title: Re: Hood spring
Post by: usraptr on September 13, 2017 - 08:01:12 am
Thanks 73440.  I don't suppose you have a picture?  I'm having a hard time visualizing what you are describing.  :clueless:
Title: Re: Hood spring
Post by: 73440 on September 13, 2017 - 08:52:07 am
Trying to upload now.
Title: Re: Hood spring
Post by: 73440 on September 13, 2017 - 05:19:53 pm
This is on a 73 Barracuda, I can not vouch for if the same for all years or even if this is correct with the screw at the engine side.
Title: Re: Hood spring
Post by: 70chall440 on September 14, 2017 - 03:07:07 pm
I am not positive but I don't thing the screw is correct, I believe the spring is held merely by 2 tabs which sandwich the bottom coil of the spring. I just installed my on my 73 Cuda and I had to bend a tab up to remove the spring and bend it back after installing it. I am very sure mine didn't have any screw, of course that doesn't mean it was/is right either. I will look at my 70 Challenger and see what it has.
Title: Re: Hood spring
Post by: FY1Cuda on September 16, 2017 - 12:05:08 pm
I am not positive but I don't thing the screw is correct

No screw on our's either.
Title: Re: Hood spring
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on September 16, 2017 - 12:44:41 pm
Yeah the screw isn't correct, but I've seen it before, if the tab breaks either your replace the plate or you find a way to mount the spring... One semi hidden screw is a pretty easy, effective repair....
Title: Re: Hood spring
Post by: 73440 on September 16, 2017 - 01:11:30 pm
Thanks all ,
that must be the broken tab then