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    One man auto hood remover tool (and how to remove a truck from a hood) :)

    One man hood remover tool:

    This is modeled after one I saw on youtube that a company sells so I can't take design/idea credit for it. I'd rather make my own stuff and I like doing everything myself, hate asking for help when working on my cars/trucks. I used it a few times so far and it works great! It simply bolts into your engine crane where the chain normally would be. When not in use, it folds up too!

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    And now: How to remove a "truck from a hood": (since anybody can remove a hood from a truck) lol

    Photo/step 1: Position one man hood remover in place and put a little upward pressure on it. Remove all hood bolts.

    Photo/step 2: Tilt hood back and tie in that position.

    Photo/step 3: Remove truck. (you could leave the truck and roll the hoist if you prefer)

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    This is my next build.Thank you!

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    Thanks bobs409! We've added your Hood Removal Tool to our Autobody category,
    as well as to your builder page: bobs409's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Quote Originally Posted by bobs409 View Post
    One man hood remover tool:
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    And now: How to remove a "truck from a hood": (since anybody can remove a hood from a truck) lol
    Great adaptation, from an advertisement! That's their problem, can't sell a description nearly well as pictorial version. Ripe invitation to all fabber's out there.

    Most buyers find real difficulty in removing a truck from a hood to be
    first getting it off cinder blocks. . .
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    ....I could have used that in 1974, when trying to remove the hood of my 55 Chev truck...I ended up disconnecting the hinges and sliding over the front on 2 2x 6 planks...Cheers

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    there have been times when I used a 5 ton overhead crane to remove the hood.
    This device would really fit the bill for times when working alone (nearly always)
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

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    Great idea I haven't seen or heard of this before. We are a touch behind in Australia. I am partially disabled and it will help me without relying on someone to come and give me a hand. Lol I am starting to make one now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyson 690 View Post
    Great idea I haven't seen or heard of this before. We are a touch behind in Australia. I am partially disabled and it will help me without relying on someone to come and give me a hand. Lol I am starting to make one now.

    Thanks! I've used it MANY times so far and it's a gem! The only thing I would do differently is perhaps beef it up a bit. I was sticking closely to the one in the video when I built this one. I think I would change the angle iron to square tube but it does function as is. I've put full size truck hoods (67-72 Chevy) on it a few times.


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