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Old January 30th, 2016, 05:01 AM   #1
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Quick cheapo hood sag fix

On my winter wish list fix was to repair the weak hood springs that lost some of their tension over the years. I really didn't want to spend $260.00 + for a new set so I came up with a quick fix......for now.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 06:29 AM   #2
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That's not OEM.

Anywho, they're only $100 each. But regardless, nice fix, that probably took $300 of time lol.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 06:45 AM   #3
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Hopefully the heat from the welding didn't anneal your springs.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 07:05 AM   #4
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Hopefully the heat from the welding didn't anneal your springs.
Total time was less than 15min for both. No heat to the springs since I did not mig weld to the spring.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 07:10 AM   #5
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I'm a project manager. I build things with other people's money.


Total time I charge for =

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* The time spent for take down and clean up



You still want me to believe that took just 30 minutes? lol
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Old January 30th, 2016, 07:21 AM   #6
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* The time spent procuring materials

* The time spent setting up

* The time spent fabricating and installing

* The time spent for take down and clean up



You still want me to believe that took just 30 minutes? lol

What if he thought of it while taking a shit? Would he get a discount for that?
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Old January 30th, 2016, 07:28 AM   #7
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I charge for shit time. You pay for everything brah.



Not trying to distract from the fact it was a good inexpensive "fix," but I always add the value of my time in when pursuing modified used parts versus just replacing with new. This one works when you have time and no money. Or at least no desire to spend it lol.

You think I could take the used set I pulled off, modify them, and sell them as near mint?
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I charge for shit time. You pay for everything brah.



Not trying to distract from the fact it was a good inexpensive "fix," but I always add the value of my time in when pursuing modified used parts versus just replacing with new. This one works when you have time and no money. Or at least no desire to spend it lol.

You think I could take the used set I pulled off, modify them, and sell them as near mint?
I think you could sell them as improved, version 2.0, updated, competition version, track tested, approved by,and indorsed by.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 07:52 AM   #9
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I'm a project manager. I build things with other people's money.


Total time I charge for =

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* The time spent designing it

* The time spent procuring materials

* The time spent setting up

* The time spent fabricating and installing

* The time spent for take down and clean up



You still want me to believe that took just 30 minutes? lol
Maybe^ But I did this at work on the clock with an out of my pocket cost of 0
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Old January 30th, 2016, 09:18 AM   #10
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* The time spent thinking about it... BIG FUN

* The time spent designing it... BIG FUN

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* The time spent setting up... FUN

* The time spent fabricating and installing... MOST FUN

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Old January 30th, 2016, 05:41 PM   #11
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On my winter wish list fix was to repair the weak hood springs that lost some of their tension over the years. I really didn't want to spend $260.00 + for a new set so I came up with a quick fix......for now.
Not bad....I was trying to wind-up my spring another 180*.

I don't have hood sag....My hood won't stay up AT ALL.

How much tension is on the spring in the full open position? I can wiggle off my spring easily with my hands when the hinge is up/extended.
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Well, now if someone would just post a 5 minute redneck fix for the door stay open spring thingy. Was getting out of the car today and when closing the door it sounded change hitting the concrete. Like, WT... thought for a minute... looked and saw nothing... and realized that inside the hinge cover was going to be a broken spring thingy.

DIY coming next week
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Not bad....I was trying to wind-up my spring another 180*.

I don't have hood sag....My hood won't stay up AT ALL.

How much tension is on the spring in the full open position? I can wiggle off my spring easily with my hands when the hinge is up/extended.
I think in your case the springs are junk. My springs still had tension to almost hold up the hood, just needed a little extra tension.
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I think in your case the springs are junk. My springs still had tension to almost hold up the hood, just needed a little extra tension.
2 welded bolt ends each?
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Well, now if someone would just post a 5 minute redneck fix for the door stay open spring thingy. Was getting out of the car today and when closing the door it sounded change hitting the concrete. Like, WT... thought for a minute... looked and saw nothing... and realized that inside the hinge cover was going to be a broken spring thingy.

DIY coming next week
The doors are supposed to stay open? Is that a GEN2 feature? Mine flop like a YJ Wrangler.
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Well, now if someone would just post a 5 minute redneck fix for the door stay open spring thingy. Was getting out of the car today and when closing the door it sounded change hitting the concrete. Like, WT... thought for a minute... looked and saw nothing... and realized that inside the hinge cover was going to be a broken spring thingy.

DIY coming next week
Clearly, you are already thinking about it. You are on the clock, lol.
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2 welded bolt ends each?
In my case only one each was needed, I see no reason you couldn't stack them.
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