Is Hood prop rod different for 71-72 grabber

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    I replaced the stock hood from my 70 maverick with a dynacorn grabber hood. When I went to prop it up I noticed that the prop rod was too long. Are there different length prop rods?
     

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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    too long....just open the hood up higher. your head will appreciate it...:bouncy:
     
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    I tried that, but it did not want to go. Figured i would ask before I bent it.
    It’s too pretty to take a chance!
     

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    More than you wanted to know & doesn't answer your question.

    Per Ford Master Parts

    Part numbers are different for '70 vs '71-'74. No mention of Grabber any year & no length info. My '72 Comet uses same rod as '71-'74 Maverick. Into '75 switched to a short rod(Mustang part number). That rod mounts approx mid point of inner fender.

    Guessing you may have to cut rod & weld back together with a sleeve.
     
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    Cut the end of it off and put a new bend in it.
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    I drilled another hole about 3" down on my hood as to have the hood open higher.
    don't know why your hood want open higher...:huh:
     
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    So the part number being different on 70 makes sense,probably slightly different. I was able to push it up to get in yesterday, but it was definitely pushing on it more then it should. It works, though.
     
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    I had the same issue on my '70 when I installed a later hood with the A/C bracing underneath. I kept the longer rod 'cause it's nicer when working under the hood but I drilled another hole in the radiator support and have a cut down rod I use at car shows. Less chance of a gust of wind blowing the hood off the rod and slamming shut. Had that happen a couple times. Someday I'll get my air springs installed and do away with the rod setup...
     
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    I saw a Grabber hood blow up at a car show. the prop rod fell across the fender and the hood slammed shut...:yikes:
     

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