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Author:  CharlesNeuhaus [ Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:20 pm ]
Post subject:  1950 hood springs

I have a 1950 Custom 4-door. The hood springs,( which are coiled like a watch spring) have gotten very weak and will not hold the hood up. Are there replacements available or is there any way to coil them tighter? I'm tired of holding it up with a broomstick.

Author:  GeoffOverley [ Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1950 hood springs

Charles,
Checking in the NDC Library, I don't see the hood springs listed separately from the hinges.
The hinge part numbers are: 1346802 Right and 1346803 Left.
Used ones will likely have the same problems.
You may want to check with the vendors listed in the De Soto Adventures Classified section to see if they may have them. It wouldn't hurt to check ebay as well.
(Note: Their price on Feb. 1,1956 was $8.45 each and the 1950, 1951-2 models have different part numbers.)
You could look into adding a late model gas shock to help hold it up.
Happy De Sotoing!
Geoff

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