If you are looking to 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 is what you need. This kit eliminates the the factory springs which cause so many issues while trying to align and mount these hoods. They provide some much needed rigidity and support to the hood and function much nicer and smoother than the factory springs.
2 – Firewall Stainless Steel Mounting Brackets
2 – Hood 5″ Stainless Steel Mounting Brackets
2 – Heavy duty, black 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 but with provided stainless steel button head hardware.
The NEW 5″ hood bracket will require (2) 1/4″ holes to be drilled in the hood edge for mounting. We recommend the first mounting hole to be 5.75″ forward of the rear hood bumper rubber. The second hole will be 5″ on center from the first hole and toward the front of the truck. Firewall bracket bolt directly to the factory spring bolt location with supplied hardware. Mount the ball stud on the outside of the firewall bracket so the strut is mounted on the outside 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. Please see install video below for assistance installing.