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Unread 11-22-2011, 07:39 PM   #16
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Could you measure those struts in full length? I want to do this and want to know what length to get. Thanks!!

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Unread 11-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #17
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I original ones were from a '98 ford taurus at the salvage yard. Those in the pics are from a 2000 cadillac eldorado.

The cadillac hood opens wider. Remove it along with the ball pin.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 09:31 AM   #18
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any update on the size of those struts?
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Unread 05-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #19
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I'm preparing to do my hood mod. I forgot to get some nuts for the struts, so I'll have to go back before I can install. These were bought from autozone and are exactly 19 1/4 inch long, and you can get the model number in the pic too. Both ends have ball joints, and it looks to match up pretty good. Only 1 hole to drill to mount bottom of strut. They seem pretty beefy and were like $19 a piece. Once I get my nuts (lol), I'll post my install pics.
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Unread 05-05-2012, 09:26 PM   #20
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Oh yeah, autozone struts weren't a great selection, and my choice was based on what would work best with ball joints and i wished they were a bit longer. I think around 22 inches would have pushed the struts back to the factory holes and provide adequate hood angle. But like I said, their selection wasnt great and I was checking to make sure fittings would work.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #21
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Ok. Finished the mod. Mine could have been better because: actual travel distance of strut was kind of short, thus hood raised a tad under what the rod gave you. I figured it might be an issue when i got them, but not much selection to really pick from and I wanted ball joints. But struts work great and mod was ok besides that one issue. I'm happy.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 10:42 AM   #22
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Skipper, can you post pics of the install? I went with the struts off a 2002 cadillac. The hood open wide enough.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #23
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Unread 10-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #24
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Sorry so long. Had to move.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #25
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So I if I drive to a local Salvage yard , picking up a pair of struts from a Caddy is the best thing to do? Will I need anything else?
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Unread 10-15-2012, 01:51 AM   #26
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ELT3198, there were holes already drilled from the factory. Is it possible that chrysler R&D folks wanted to add a hood strut? The hood is quite heavy. I mounted the ball joint in the existing drilled holes and secured the struts, 15 minutes.
They actually had struts fitted for use during production, then they remove them before the car comes off the line. Noticed in some videos of the Liberty plant on YouTube. At least that leaves us with the perfect holes to mount struts to down the track.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #27
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Ponch: I didn't need anything else. Except a good prod for the grill with my old hood rod! Works great. Only issue I had was the length which I knew would be shorter. But like I said, the store didn't have the longer ones.
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Unread 10-16-2012, 06:33 AM   #28
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I am so going to the junkyard tomorrow.
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Unread 10-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #29
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My next door neighbor sold his '98 cadillac sevillle to a salvage company. Whilst he was waiting for them to tow it away, I peaked under the hood, and noticed the hood opened wide like a big mouth bass, had an

I swapped his longer hood struts for my ford taurus hood struts. took less than 5 minutes to swap. I got about 5 degrees more hood angle opening.
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I original ones were from a '98 ford taurus at the salvage yard. Those in the pics are from a 2000 cadillac eldorado.

The cadillac hood opens wider. Remove it along with the ball pin.
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Skipper, can you post pics of the install? I went with the struts off a 2002 cadillac. The hood open wide enough.
I'm a bit confused, what year and model caddy struts fit the best?
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Unread 10-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #30
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Back on page one they used strut from a 98 Cadillac Seville. I didn't want to use used struts.
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