Hood spring question

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Hood spring question

Postby Akgriffith » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:17 pm

Hello all. I need to know the size of the blot which holds the hood spring to the hood. The one I have circled in the picture. I'm missing that bolt and need to find a replacement.

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Alex Griffith
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Re: Hood spring question

Postby Akgriffith » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:28 pm

Anybody out there know the size of that bolt, or possibly have an old one laying around? Thanks
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Re: Hood spring question

Postby RRoller123 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:00 pm

Try "spiderparts" here on the Forum, I bet John has one.
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Re: Hood spring question

Postby geospider » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:55 am

I may have one on my "extra" hood.
I'll check when I get home this evening. If I have it, will send it.

Geo

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Re: Hood spring question

Postby Akgriffith » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:02 am

geospider wrote:I may have one on my "extra" hood.
I'll check when I get home this evening. If I have it, will send it.

Geo


I would really appreciate that! Thanks
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Re: Hood spring question

Postby geospider » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:22 pm

Alex,
Sorry: hood, no bolt.

Geo

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Re: Hood spring question

Postby Akgriffith » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:33 am

geospider wrote:Alex,
Sorry: hood, no bolt.

Geo

Thanks for checking!
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Re: Hood spring question

Postby geospider » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:50 pm

I can size out the bolt if you have the round guide in the hood prop

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Re: Hood spring question

Postby Akgriffith » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:46 am

I do have the round guide. If you could tell me the size that's all I would need and I could buy a new bolt. Thanks again!
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Re: Hood spring question

Postby geospider » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:11 pm

http://imgur.com/LdBQd3p

this is it. will need a sleeve and 2 dif washers.
i'll head to hardware store today and see what I find

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Re: Hood spring question

Postby geospider » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:12 pm

that is unless you can find a bolt like that

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Re: Hood spring question

Postby geospider » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:17 pm

http://www.spiderroadster.com/124hood.htm

sorry for yet another post: #8 but expensive

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Re: Hood spring question

Postby geospider » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:13 pm

I just got the bolt a sleeve and 2 washers that will work
PO your address and I will send in the mail tomorrow. Mom was a lot easier just to spend a couple of bucks and get the stuff there was try to tell you what it is. It matches up with mine just fine. So it should work perfectly.

Geo

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Re: Hood spring question

Postby Akgriffith » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:31 am

Thanks Geo! Sent you a PM.
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