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  1. Sammy

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    I don't like the way that IH hinged the hood on the Scout II, it's backwards. It's not fast or have any other reason to have the hood mounted backwards. Makes it a pita when doing anything under the front. I have a catch that consists of hood pins. What I'm looking for is hood hinges to lift the hood. Not really concerned how but not doing a jeep method of a fence hinge with holes in the hood. I know I'm not the only one, so who else has done it and what did you use? TIA
     
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    :saddam: uh..... it would be backwards if it hinged at rear of hood.
     
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  3. Afireinside2285

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    The reverse hood on a scout is awesome, actually makes working on things much easier.
    I have removed several radiators by sliding the prop out. Cant see any reason it is bad. Plus I like the way it looks
     
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  4. MrKenmore

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    If the Scout II hood hinged at the back I wouldn't be able to open it in my tiny garage (staircase in the way)!
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    Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 113 requires a front opening hood to have a more complicated latching mechanism with a second position, or a redundant second latch. This is why you have to feel around for the lever after releasing the hood in modern vehicles. I think that standard applied from 1968 onward. Just speculating, but reversing the hinge for the Scout II might have saved some coin. Or, maybe International was just anticipating that MrKenmore would want to park under his stairs.
     
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    I love my corvette hood on my SII! You can pull the lock arm out and fold it more backward.
     
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    You mean forward......:laugh:
    You're right . Much better to say Corvette or T'bird hood because saying it's Vega or a 80's Buick Park Ave hood just doesn't cut it for some reason....:dig:
     
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  8. oneof3k

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    Never had a vette or Tbird, but I've owned several reverse-hooded Saabs! Whether done for a style statement, cost savings, or just to be different, it's a horrific first world problem, for sure.
     
  9. jeff campbell

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    Never have to worry bout it flying up an busting windscreen
     
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  10. Greg R

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    Quote of the year!! And I certainly am willing to believe it. ;)
     
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    Hell of a lot of Scout 80 and 800’s with bent backwards creased hoods that I’ve seen. Mine was like that and lots more so the Scout II hood makes a lot of sense. Looks cool too!

    If you do have an early Scout consider putting in a safety chain or something to prevent your hood flying up and folding with all the fun that will entail!

    Don B
     
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    I have 2 like that.bent hoods
     
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    Great spray paint test panels!
     
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    That works well until you want to put the hood back down. I am guessing you use a stick to release the pin holding it up. I have a cable to the driver's side to do that.
     
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    Don't forget, the Edsel had the same style hood.
     
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    I've seen many dream about it, but that usually as far as it goes. The heater box is smack dab where the passenger hinge would need to go and the hood isn't set up for hinge bolts nor is it reinforced for the leverage of being forced down against hinge springs. Then up front you would need to add a safety latch and release handle. Going to a full on tilt hood (edit: meant to say tilt front end) isn't much if any more difficult. Still not worth it imo. If I'm doing a lot of work up front like a water pump job it only takes 3 minutes to pull the hood off.
     
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    Thats how the hood on my 80 is, all bent up, and theres a spot on the windshield frame where the loop on the hood imbedded itself
     
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    You are right on the money. I have a perfectly cut 2X4.
     
  19. Erik Morton

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    2 x 4's are remarkable solutions to a lot of problems!
     
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    Gonna say, Saabs and older bmw cars had the same kind of hood configuration.

    Additionally, I consider it a theft deterrent. The average thief would probably fumble around behind the grill with their fingers and then just give up. Meanwhile the actual hood release can be tucked in behind the dash. Nothing but a mysterious hole there.
     

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