Upgrade from the factory hood springs on your 1947-1954 GMC/Chevy truck to a more modern and better functioning product – the LS Fab Hood strut kit. Moreover, This kit eliminates the the factory springs that cause many issues while aligning and mounting them. Also, They provide rigidity and support to the hood and function much more effectively than the factory springs.
Our Hood Strut Kit Includes:
- 2 – Firewall Stainless Steel Mounting Brackets
- 2 – Hood 5″ Stainless Steel Mounting Brackets
- 2 – Heavy duty sealed bearing gas struts
- 4 – 5/16″ Gas strut ball studs
- All required mounting hardware (Including our NEW Ultra Low Profile Hood Mount Bolts)
LS Fab Hood Strut Kit comes with laser cut and precision formed mounting brackets for the firewall and hood. The firewall brackets mount directly to the factory hood spring holes with the stainless steel button head hardware provided.
Tips for Installing
Firstly, The 5″ hood bracket require (2) 1/4″ holes to be drilled in the hood edge for mounting. It is recommended that the first mounting hole to be 5.75″ forward of the rear hood bumper rubber.
Secondly, The second hole will be 5″ on center from the first hole towards the front of the truck. The firewall bracket bolt directly to the factory spring bolt location with supplied hardware.
Lastly, Mount the ball stud on the outside of the firewall bracket so that the strut is mounted on the fender side of the bracket. Refer to product photos.
*Hood Strut Kits are designed for factory hoods and have not been tested with aftermarket or fiberglass hoods. Be aware that the strut strength may be too much or not enough if using a non stock hood. Adjustment of the hinges and latch may be required depending on your prior setup before installing the strut kit.
If you did not have factory style spring previously on the hood, there is a good chance the hood will need to be adjusted and aligned after install.
Also, please see install video below for assistance during your install.