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Unread 01-06-2015, 12:56 AM   #1
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Hood prop rod install question???

I recently purchased the kentrol hood prop kit for my 79 cj5. The kit is basically some screws, rod, a ball end fitting and a clip for the other end. My question is this.....I have a fiberglass hood, so the support under the hood that runs from left to right that the prop rod mounts to does not have any holes in it to except the ball end of the rod and the fitting that secures it. Do I just need to drill a hole in there so the ball can swivel or is there something else I should do? Pics of someone else's fiberglass hood and prop would be great....

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Unread 01-06-2015, 12:30 PM   #2
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Unread 01-06-2015, 12:42 PM   #3
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Pics of yours would help. I can't figure out what this looks like from the description given.
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Unread 01-06-2015, 12:48 PM   #4
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I would assume so with the fiberglass hood. Usually you have to cut everything into em you want/need. If it were me I would drill out the holes and then attach it with nuts an bolts in the smaller holes. I wouldn't try to screw it into the fiberglass.
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Unread 01-06-2015, 02:47 PM   #5
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I will go out to the garage to snap a pic of mine soon, but anyone have a pic of the ball end of there's? The side that stays attached to hood when you use the rod?
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Unread 01-06-2015, 06:29 PM   #6
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Here is what I'm working with
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And the hood prop kit?
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Unread 01-06-2015, 09:37 PM   #8
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I found the pic below of the Kentrol hood prop.

For the end with the pivot ball, I'd either drill a hole in the hood to allow the ball to swivel, or I'd fab a spacer for the mounting plate.

Either way, I don't think it's all that critical. Heck, a lot of guys just us a stick, or flop their hoods back onto the windshield frame.

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Unread 01-06-2015, 09:41 PM   #9
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It's just the typical hood prop replacement. I believe it's the same as stock set up. But here is the kit.

I'm thinking I just need to drill it out to the size of the ball end so it can swivel enough.
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Unread 01-06-2015, 09:43 PM   #10
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Thanks Matt, I replied at the same time. I have been using a stick or just flipping it, but decided to mount what should be there to begin with. I may try to drill it just big enough for it to swivel. Thanks again
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