As anyone who has been to a car show knows, if it's a windy day you are taking a chance leaving your hood open as the wind often slams them shut breaking the hoods and latches. The KWIKTOY Hood Prop rod is a strut assist which braces the hood lift cylinder (hood shock strut) on the driver’s side to help prevent moderately strong winds from slamming the hood shut from the open position. It installs in 5 seconds, clipping into place and secured with a velcro safety strap. Obviously we cannot guarantee that the forces of nature will never overcome the ability of any such device but it would take a fairly extreme wind to do so. The KWIKTOYShow Car Hood Prop Rod is especially useful for Corvette displays, Car Shows, and dealership displays.
Corvette C5 / C6 / C7 Hood Striker Latches - These are the latches mounted on your hood.
We Chrome Original Equipment GM Chevrolet Corvette Hood Lock Strikers and include new Stainless Steel Bolts and Washers.
Hood Prop Rod Installation:One end of the rod has a ‘C’ shaped hook & the other has an ‘L’ shape. The rod will mount just over the driver’s side hood lift cylinder. With both ends pointing down and the ‘C’ hook toward the back of the car, slip the C hook over the hood shock bolt between the hood shock rod and the mounting bracket on the frame of the car. With the rod just over and parallel to the hood shock slip the other ‘L’ end which is pointing down behind the hood shock mounting bolt between the shock cylinder and the hood hinge. Important step: Wrap the Velcro strap around the shock tube and the hood prop rod securely so that there is a slight downward pressure on the middle of the hood prop rod. DO NOT USE THE HOOD PROP ROD WITHOUT THE VELCRO SAFETY STRAP ATTACHED!!
Clip the included “REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT” tag to your hood striker to remind you to remove your KWIKTOY Hood Prop Rod before trying to close your hood.
Removal:Make sure your hood is all the way open and not binding the hood prop rod. Release the Velcro strap and lift it out, the front of the rod will come out from behind the shock bolt first and it just lifts straight up.
Warranty: Guaranteed to fit your C5 C6 or C7 Vette as described above and assist in stiffening the support of your hood in the open position. Each unit is handmade and tested using only Made in U.S.A. materials.
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