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Re: Hood Struts

> I am doing field tests on a 3 foot supplemental support which I call a
> broomstick, wedged between the front lip of the raised hood and the
> horizontal steel girder at the front of the engine bay. Cost was negligible
> and availability was good. Developmental reports to follow.

There are two types of strut found in boneyards - shot and missing.

At our local yard, the rods used to hold the spare wheel underneath one
of the French cars have been found ideal - they have bends like the
classic manual strut at both ends.  The experienced mechanics walking
around (it's about fifteen acres) can be detected by the toolbox in one
hand and one of these rods in the other.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi quattro Owners Club
 Phone +44 7785 302803  Fax +44 870 0883933