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
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!!
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
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.
Do not start, move, or drive the car with a KWIKTOY Show
Car Hood Prop Rod installed. This device is for Parked static display
only. Do not push or pull on the hood with excessive force with the
device installed as this may damage the device or your vehicle. This
device cannot guarantee that it will prevent your hood from closing in
all circumstances as extreme weather conditions or an owner or other
person pulling or pushing on the car’s hood with this device in place
may cause the device to release.
Direct ship from manufacturer.
Polished and chrome are the color options for these