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Accessory Hood Prop For the Sport Coupe

Accessory Hood Prop For the Sport Coupe

1928-36 Black Bonnet/Hood Prop Kit A-16608-PC

Ever since one of the bonnet/hood clips came adrift from the radiator it’s been impossible have both sides open at once. To that end a black hood prop kit was purchased from O’Neill’s

The kit is of good quality with all the hardware required for a quick installation and has options for wide or narrow applications. For the 1929 Model A utilises the narrow option

The cross bar attaches to the radiator support rods

A quick measurement to ensure the bar is level

The support arms are bolted to the end of the cross bar, as mentioned above these are the shorter arms for the narrow application. As you can see the edge of the hood sits in the coated part of the arm.

Now fitted the kit gives the option of having both sides open in a tidy and safe manner. One thing to remember, be sure to fold the support arms before closing the hood.

The Muscle Staple: American Racing wheels – Dan Stoner @Hemmings


Interesting historical accessory article on the creator of the famous American Racing Wheels (“Mag Wheels”). The American Racing Equipment company was formed by Romeo Palamides and partner Jim Ellison in San Francisco in 1956.

Read Dan’s article here