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1979-1993 Mustang SVE Hood Strut Kit - Review & Install
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Published on 2016-10-06
If you're tired of the annoying factory hood prop rod getting in the way while you work on your engine, then it's time to replace it with our SVE hood struts! These high quality hood lift supports are installed easily in under 20 minutes thanks to the no drill design!
The hood struts re-use the existing factory hardware so there's no trips to the hardware store necessary. The heavy duty brackets included in the kit are painted black to match the hood struts for a great look under the hood of your 1979-1993 Mustang!
Fitment: 1979-1993 Mustang w/ Steel Hood
Item # SVE-16826M
What’s up everybody? Landan with Late Model Restoration. Today this video will cover my review and install on SVE’s hood strut kit fitting the 1979 to 1993 Fox Body Mustang.
Let’s face it, just about all of us hate working around the prop rod when we open the hood. Luckily for you Fox owners, the fine folks at SVE developed this budget friendly hood strut kit to ditch that awful prop rod once-and-for-all.
These SVE hood struts will be available in a black powder coated finish that will stand up to years of durability underneath the hood. I don’t know about you guys, but the less I have to drill holes into my car to make something fit; I’m all for it. This hood strut kit features 100% bolt-on installation, and absolutely zero drilling is required. In the box will be a driver side upper and lower bracket, passenger side upper and lower bracket, and of course two hood struts. Each bracket will identified with either an “LH” indicating the left hand or driver side, and “RH” indicating the right hand or passenger side. This SVE hood strut kit even reuses your factory hardware.
To get things started, pop the hood and secure it via the prop rod. Loosen and remove the rear fender bolt with an 8m socket. Position the lower bracket marked “RH” into place. This should sit parallel with the fender. Tighten the previously removed hardware. Remove the upper hood hinge bolt. Position the upper bracket marked “RH” into place. This will sit in between the recessed area in the hinge.
If necessary, trim the hood insulator to allow room for the upper bracket to sit even. Tighten the previously removed bolt and then do the same for the other side. Now, clip the hood struts into the designated eyelets on the brackets. Ensure the body of the struts are installed onto the upper bracket. Once installed, remove the prop rod and prop rod clip. Take this time to give everything a solid once over, and you’re all finished.
Installation should take around twenty minutes from start to finish. You may need assistance from a friend just lend a helping hand. Quickly recapping, black powder coated finish, 100% bolt-on installation, and an easy install. These SVE hood struts are definitely a must-have mod for any 1979 to 1993 Fox owner with a factory or aftermarket steel hood.
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