You didn't say what year your car is, and the prop rod design varied.
The early (low-windshield) cars had the prop rod on the right side of the
car. The '67-1/2s had the prop rod on the left side of the car. Both had
prop rod guides welded to the undersides of the inner fenders, and a small
bracketswith a single hole welded to the hood. When I had to replace the
hood on my '66 1600/U20 in 1973 -- the result of a moment's inattention --
the replacement hood had the guide for the prop rod on the right side of the
hood, so we cut it off, tossed it, and used the bracket from my old hood on
the replacement hood. The holes where the spot-welds were drilled out
I can send pictures of both the '66 and the '67-1/2, if you like.
----- Original Message -----
From: "dave" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 11:15 PM
Subject: [Roadsters] early 67 hood prop rod
> hi, all.
> as I am working towards putting the car back together ( I received it in
> kit form), I realize that the prop rod is either in a box or awol. plus
> there is a definitive spot on the drivers side of the hood where it might
> hook, but it seems clearly on the drivers side fender where it looks like
> it should move about.
> and there appears no where on the drivers side fender where it might
> latch, and possibly two painted over screw holes on the passenger side
> hood where it might connect.
> thus my confusion.
> could anyone send me some pics of the prop rod and how it fits and works
> so I can hopefully solve this mystery?
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