Heavy hood, how can I make it easier to open?

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by Loaderlou, Sep 27, 2021.

  1. Loaderlou

    Loaderlou Medium Load Member

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    Yes. I went to hoodxpress and it came up with oven hoods. Disappointing. Looked like it worked pretty well
     
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    Check the J brackets and pivot bushings as well as the top hood rest on fire wall. If it’s adjusted properly you can open and close it with 1 hand. My 91 was a little hard to open till the body shop at Joplin Peterbilt worked on it.
     
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  4. Loaderlou

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    Thanks wore out. I’ll check into that also. Don’t think they’ve ever been changed
     
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    If they are still old style you will have to update to the new style and their high
     
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    One of the j brackets on mine wore through the bushing and egg shaped the hole. I saw how high they were and decided to tig up the hole and redrilled the bracket put in new bushings new springs and adjusted every thing. Made a huge difference.
     
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    ...didnt pay attention on my 379 , but kenworth has grease points for the hood latch ...might help
     
  8. Loaderlou

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    I have time on my hands right now so I’ll do some shopping around. Went to a local truck parts guy the other day for an exhaust hanger. Was ss for $245. I backed out of there like he had a gun pointed at me. Researched on line found it for $135. Free shipping. In stock too.
     
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    I have time on my hands right now so I’ll do some shopping around. Went to a local truck parts store for an exhaust hanger the other day. Stainless steel for $245. I backed out of there like they were pointing a gun at me. Found it on line for $135.
     
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    How about heavier duty gas cylinders? Some give much more assist than others. Better yet use a air lift as we had on cabovers for lifting cab.. Weekend project.
     
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