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Old 06 Oct 2014, 03:59 pm
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Default HELP- Looking for replacement hood struts

Back from the RTTB show and while getting my PT was set up.....the hood come slamming down. Im glad i have the vertical doors brand hinge kit or my hood/doors would have been dented and scratched.

I have the Clark & Clark hood strut kit on both but can't find a source for replacement struts. Sent Maggie an email to see if she has anything or a source but those familiar with this brand knows they have a little clip and not the normal snap-over-ball attachment.

As many that have these, there's bound to be someone else that has replaced them over the years?
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Old 06 Oct 2014, 05:26 pm
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Take off one of the struts ,and go by an RV dealer that sell parts. Match a strut that they would use on the compartment doors of an RV..
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Old 06 Oct 2014, 05:27 pm
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Clark & Clark has them for $19.95 each. Here's a link. Scrolled down to near the bottom:

http://clarkandclarkinc.com/1171_struthood.htm
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Old 06 Oct 2014, 05:43 pm
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Measure them out and look on ebay.
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Old 07 Oct 2014, 02:45 pm
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Take off one of the struts ,and go by an RV dealer that sell parts. Match a strut that they would use on the compartment doors of an RV..
Nice idea but RV dealer ships go by coach parts listing which may not be the same pressure rating as one needed for a PT hood. In the case that they are working on a none specific coach than t

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Nice idea but RV dealer ships go by coach parts listing which may not be the same pressure rating as one needed for a PT hood. In the case that they are working on a none specific coach than t

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Ya, I could see a small overhead door or lift up seat, weighing say 15lbs wouldn't have a 35 or two 35lb shocks on it. Witch our cars would need.
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Ya, I could see a small overhead door or lift up seat, weighing say 15lbs wouldn't have a 35 or two 35lb shocks on it. Witch our cars would need.

The ones on most kits I have checked on show 35lbs very light and the ones in the kit I got are 60-65lbs?

Did you make your brackets yet?
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The ones on most kits I have checked on show 35lbs very light and the ones in the kit I got are 60-65lbs?

Did you make your brackets yet?
No, but I have a great pattern to go by though. This thread got me thinking about it again. Will need to make two while I.m at it. I wonder how much you will feel resistance wise with yours.
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I found the Clark & Clark link and they seem to be the cheapest with shipping. Hoping Maggie returns my call or email soon, she is usually a few dollars cheaper since she gets them wholesale from them. If not the next few days, i will go ahead and order from them anyway.

Don't have anymore shows coming up for a few weeks so it will be OK to wait a bit. Brought back a little hardware from RTTB too

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Congrats on the hardware.
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