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7/7/11 8:55pm - Original Message: 'Hood release Cable'
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Powder Springs, GA - USA

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1981 2-tone Claret. 4spd transmission, cloth interior, Gymkanna suspension, Glass T-Tops, A/C, Alloy Wheels, 26,000 original miles, prize-winning car in new condition.

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DOes anyone know where I can get a replacement hood release cable for an '81? I need the cable that is under the hood and goes from the driver side to the passenger side, not the one inside the car with the handle.
 
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7/7/11 10:25pm - Reply: 'Hood release Cable'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Mid America shows to have it in stock, $30, part # 609-529 


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7/8/11 6:57am - Reply: 'Hood release Cable'
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1981 2-tone Claret. 4spd transmission, cloth interior, Gymkanna suspension, Glass T-Tops, A/C, Alloy Wheels, 26,000 original miles, prize-winning car in new condition.

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I need to find another source. They are claiming that I didn't pay for a cover in 2009. My wife bought it for ma as a Christmas gift and paid for it with here own credit card - I had nothing to do with it (except recieving it as a gift).
 
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7/8/11 9:07am - Reply: 'Hood release Cable'
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Cramerton, NC - USA

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black 1982 coupe slate gray interior, 350 crossfire, 1985 fuel pump, Steeroids R&P conversion

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Riks Corvette parts is showing one that is USA made, part number HOD 132 for $29.95. Great people to do business with and handle quality parts, and in addition, they are a forum sponsor.
www.riksvet.com     Toll Free Order Line:      1-888-RIKS-VET (1-888-745-7838)



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7/8/11 12:46pm - Reply: 'Hood release Cable'
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Powder Springs, GA - USA

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1981 2-tone Claret. 4spd transmission, cloth interior, Gymkanna suspension, Glass T-Tops, A/C, Alloy Wheels, 26,000 original miles, prize-winning car in new condition.

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Thanks for the tip.  Going to check it out now. I always prefer to buy "Made in The USA," and especially from a sponsor.
 
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7/8/11 1:42pm - Reply: 'Hood release Cable'
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I actually tried to get on Rik's site this morning, but I never could connect, so I went to Mid Am...

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7/8/11 3:34pm - Reply: 'Hood release Cable'
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1981 2-tone Claret. 4spd transmission, cloth interior, Gymkanna suspension, Glass T-Tops, A/C, Alloy Wheels, 26,000 original miles, prize-winning car in new condition.

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I bought the part i needed this afternoon - from Rik's.  Thanks all!

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7/8/11 4:21pm - Reply: 'Hood release Cable'
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Over the years, I have had many C-3's and have had more than one broken hood release cable.  After the second one, I have since ALWAYS installed a second one which hangs down immediately below the left hood release.  Since I know where it is, if something goes wrong, I can get my hood open every time.  Good insurance and only my 2 cents.

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7/8/11 6:13pm - Reply: 'Hood release Cable'
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1981 2-tone Claret. 4spd transmission, cloth interior, Gymkanna suspension, Glass T-Tops, A/C, Alloy Wheels, 26,000 original miles, prize-winning car in new condition.

Joined: 8/5/2008
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I was thinking abot that and it's definitely worthy of serios consideration. I was contmeplating what I would have to go through if the cable were to break with the hood closed. How would I get it opened!?



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7/8/11 9:45pm - Reply: 'Hood release Cable'
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I have never had a cable to break but after reading all the posts here and on other forums (none of which compare to C3VR) I also made and installed emergency cables.  Mine hang down on each side and are cable tied where I can reach them if needed.  Unless you specifically look for the cables you will never notice them.  Some of the corvette part suppliers are selling emergency kits but I made mine from inexpensive stainless cables from a bicycle shop.  This POST has information on opening the hood if the cable should break with the hood closed.

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