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2/19/15 9:03am - Original Message: 'Hood Release Cross Cable'
dbarnesid
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Boise, ID - USA

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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

Joined: 5/29/2013
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I replaced my hood release cross cable. But it's been awhile since I removed the old one so i really don't remember how to hook it up. Does anyone have a good pic of what the connection looks like at each end? (Each latch) Instructions on how to do this including tension on the cable. I thought I could do it by looking at where the rust is worn off. Guess agaim! Thanks.

I took off my hood to paint it. While at it I replaced the cross cable. Now the hood won't latch. Arghhhhhhh.

|UPDATED|2/19/2015 7:03:32 AM (AZT)|/UPDATED|


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2/19/15 3:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Hood Release Cross Cable'
dbarnesid
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Boise, ID - USA

Vette(s):
1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

Joined: 5/29/2013
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Oh brother...what a dummy I am. The reason the latch didn't...err...latch? I forgot to reinstall the spring on the passenger side latch.

Maybe I am Bubba. 😒

|UPDATED|2/19/2015 1:27:11 PM (AZT)|/UPDATED|


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2/19/15 7:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Hood Release Cross Cable'
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Phoenix, AZ - USA

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1975 Stingray Nomad Wagon, with Daytona front, custom hood scoop, dual side vents; 420HP 350; Doug Nash 5 speed; 1980 rear end W/4:11 gears; Cherry Red metallic paint.

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Na, Bubba woulda lefter like that, i know cause i bea bubba sumtimes LOL, but never on my Vettes.  I just happen to drive junky cars, buy them cheap, run them till even the junk man don't want them (seriously, i actually DROVE a truck to three different junk yards, not one of them would take it from me, let alone buy it from me).  Glad you caught your mistake Thumbs Up

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