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Busted hood release-How to break into hood?

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#1 moosens


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Posted 04 February 2004 - 01:04 AM

Haven't started looking for a way yet.Thought I'd look to experience first.

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#2 Caboobaroo


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Posted 04 February 2004 - 01:24 AM

aww come on Paul, you should be able to do this:D I'm not quite sure on that style of wagon but I know on my 79, I had to wiggle a screw driver through the grille and press on the little lever that is pulled by the cable. It took me about 30 minutes to do it but I finally got it open and pulled out the hood release mechanism. I hope you can figure this out;)

#3 GLCraig



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Posted 04 February 2004 - 01:25 AM

If you reach up between the grill and radiator there is a short arm that sticks out of the release mechanism that you can pull to release the hood. It's a really tight squeese to get your hand in there if it has A/C.

#4 torxxx


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Posted 04 February 2004 - 01:46 AM

I dont have AC and I can get my hand in between the rad and the grill..
hook a few zip ties to it and have them come out of the grill.

#5 Turbone


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Posted 04 February 2004 - 01:53 AM

If you dont want to mess up the finish on the hood, use a flat piece of metal stock about 1/8th thick. The latch is on the right side (you prob knew that) and push towards the right (you prob knew that too).

#6 moosens


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Posted 04 February 2004 - 06:42 PM

I'll give it a shot later....in the dark....shot in the dark haw haw haw yuk yuk....I have a Jimmy-bar that should work.Or something.

#7 88xt6joe



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Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:54 PM

I just got up there with a coat hanger and put it through the hole for the hood latch and pulled towards the drivers side. Pretty easy.


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