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“This [pack] you get the support rods that hold the hood up when it is in the open position. You will then be able to attach the hood to the combined front wings.”
This image includes the parts for the entire issue. However, the parts included with this pack are:
- Left Hood Support Rod
- Right Hood Support Rod
- Left Hood Support Rod Mount
- Right Hood Support Rod Mount
Materials: The rods are metal and the mounts are plastic.
This pack comes with one bag of unlabeled screws containing the following type(s):
- Three (3) Type T – These are a NEW type of screw
The Hood Support Rods
Run one (1) Type T screw through each Hood Support Rod Mount, as shown.
We are not going to follow the magazine, nor the PDFs for this one. Thanks to a suggestions from one of my visitors, Frank, we are going to run the screw through the holes in each Hood Support Rod and then into the mounts. This not only holds the rod more securely, but it gives it some friction so these rods to not flop around as we are working on the front end:
Keep these rod assemblies nearby as we will need them in the next pack.
Pack 77 – Car Front Body
3 thoughts on “PACK 76”
The alternative to making the clear plastic retainers for the hood support rods mentioned in build segment 77 is to run the T screws from the opposite direction as they are retained by the front casting. Also it allows you to tension the rods rather than they flop around.
Fraser, I have updated the article with your tip, thanks!
Frasier, I followed your tip – good idea! My only concern is the raising/lowering of the rods will eventually unscrew them. So I did not tighten them enough to hold the rods in place… hopefully that lack of force will let the screws stay in place.