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Have a CF AF replica hood that i'm having reshot. The paint has cracked over the last 3 years due to flex caused by the single stock hood support bar.

Looking for suggestions on clean alternatives versus carrying around a second bar in the car. Was looking at Hood Dampers but have no idea what size, damper strength etc would be appropriate.

Thanky :)
 

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I have the same problem on my escort FRP hood on my Z.... Although my paint hasn't cracked (mainly because it has 2 layers of urethane primer, 4 layers of paint, and 4 layers of urethan clear coat) the whole hood has actually "bent" and when I close that side is a little lifted. If you look closely at my sig you can see the driver side is a little lifted (where the hood prop goes.)

I imagine it wouldn't be that hard to fab something up though, perhaps if you have a car that has the hood damper stock, you could take a look at it and see the placement and everything and probably easily adapt one.
 

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I'm in the process of finding some myself...i've located only 1 so far that has made dampers for the CF hood, but they are not available for the supra....i'm pretty sure if we can get info on the size and strength of these hood damper, they would be much cheaper

here's the website...they only have a select few, but also very pricey

http://www.endura-tech.com/hood_damper.htm
 

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put the hood prop in the middle of the hood instead to one side
 

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man seeing top secret's price versus those endura-techs.....easy decision
 
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