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Username Post: Hood Spring Removal        (Topic#354821)
Old Chevy Soldier 
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01-12-19 04:10 PM - Post#2757216    

I remember seeing a homemade spring removal tool on this forum. It was a safe way to remove these springs. I tried the stickies and a search with no luck. If anyone remembers where this was posted, please let me know. Might make a handy sticky. Thank You, Tim

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Keith_Knox 
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01-13-19 11:39 AM - Post#2757271    
    In response to Old Chevy Soldier

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/miscellaneous...
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/miscellaneous...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9jc8E0aN3k (Spring on tool) Bob Hayden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9DHUHLoKwA (Spring on car) Bob Hayden
Don't remember if this will work for our years.

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ruscar 
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01-13-19 02:27 PM - Post#2757283    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Please note, that tool is for 1949-1954 hinge springs only.

Russell


 
Old Chevy Soldier 
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01-13-19 04:20 PM - Post#2757290    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Thank you Keith. Ruscar, I think this will work on the 41-48 cars also. The only difference I can see is that 41-48 springs are inverted. I'll let you know how it works out.
Thanks again, Tim

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Broo102 
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01-14-19 12:08 AM - Post#2757312    
    In response to Old Chevy Soldier

Ive always inserted (wiggled) some washers, one at a time to spread the spring then it comes off pretty easy

Thanks!
Bru
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Old Chevy Soldier 
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02-03-19 10:57 AM - Post#2758891    
    In response to Broo102

Update:
I removed the front clip with the hood still attached to the car. With the hood propped up, I was able to manually pull the bottom of the hinge spring down and forward. With the hood propped all the way up, it wasn't difficult to put a screwdriver across the spring hook, grab each side of the screwdriver and pull down. Easy-peasy. Tim

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Jack Crain 
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06-25-19 10:20 AM - Post#2769224    
    In response to Old Chevy Soldier

I don't know, but pulling the front off just to pop the hood springs off sure seems like a bit of overkill to me. But every one has their own methods I guess.

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