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How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All)

Posted 10/28/2015 by Landan Durham

Get rid of the pesky prop rod on your 1994-04 Mustang & replace it with our black SVE hood struts!

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SVE Black Hood Strut Kit

Let’s face it, just about all of us hate working around the prop rod when we open our hood. Luckily for you New Edge owners, the folks over at SVE developed a budget friendly hood strut to ditch that awful prop rod once-and-for-all.

The SVE hood struts will be available in a black powder coated finish that will offer years of durability. I don’t know about any of you guys, but the less I have to drill holes into my car to make something fit; all the better, right? This kits feature 100% bolt-on installation, and absolutely no drilling is required.


Required Tools

  • 1/4" Socket Wrench
  • 10mm Deep Socket
  • 10mm Shallow Socket


Installation Instructions


Step 1
To begin installation, pop the hood and support it via the prop rod.
How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All) - How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All)
Step 2
Remove the lower fender bolt closest to the firewall with a 10mm socket.
How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All) - How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All)
Step 3
Locate the lower bracket marked “D-L” for driver side lower and position it over the bolt hole.
How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All) - How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All)
Step 4
This will only go one way.
Step 5
Carefully re-tighten the previously removed 10mm bolt.
How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All) - How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All)
Step 6
Moving to the upper bracket; loosen the lower bolt enough to where there is roughly a quarter inch between the hinge and the underside of the bolt head.
How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All) - How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All)
Step 7
Completely remove the upper bolt.
How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All) - How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All)
Step 8
Position the upper bracket marked “D-U” for driver side upper onto the hood hinge bracket.
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Step 9
This bracket will only install one way as well.
Step 10
Re-tighten the lower bolt and reinstall the upper bolt.
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Step 11
Snap the hood strut body onto the lower bracket’s eyelet.
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Step 12
Snap the hood strut shaft on the upper bracket’s eyelet.
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Step 13
Repeat these steps for the passenger side.
Step 14
Once completed, removal of the prop rod is optional.
Step 15
Give everything a quick once-over and you’re all done.
How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All) - How To: Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All)

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How To Install Mustang SVE Hood Struts (99-04 All)

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Published on 2015-10-20
The SVE hood struts will be available in a black powder coated finish that will offer years of durability. This kits feature 100% bolt-on installation, and absolutely no drilling is required.

Mustang Fitment: 1999 (99), 2000 (00), 2001 (01), 2002 (02), 2003 (03), 2004 (04) All
Transcript
Hey! What’s going everyone? Landan here with Late Model Restoration! Today I’m going to showing you SVE’s hood strut kit fitting your 1999-2004 Mustang!

Let’s face it, just about all of us hate working around the prop rod when we open our hood. Luckily for you New Edge owners, the folks over at SVE developed a budget friendly hood strut to ditch that awful prop rod once-and-for-all.

The SVE hood struts will be available in a black powder coated finish that will offer years of durability. I don’t know about any of you guys, but the less I have to drill holes into my car to make something fit, all the better. This kits feature 100% bolt-on installation, and absolutely no drilling is required.

Alright guys, follow along as I walk you through the installation steps of the SVE hood struts into this 2000 Mustang GT!

To begin installation, pop the hood and support it via the prop rod. Remove the lower fender bolt closest to the firewall with a 10mm socket. Locate the lower bracket marked “D-L” for driver side lower and position it over the bolt hole. This will only go one way. Carefully re-tighten the previously removed 10mm bolt. Moving to the upper bracket; loosen the lower bolt enough to where there is roughly a quarter inch between the hinge and the underside of the bolt head.

Completely remove the upper bolt. Position the upper bracket marked “D-U” for driver side upper onto the hood hinge bracket. This bracket will only install one way as well. Re-tighten the lower bolt and reinstall the upper bolt. Snap the hood strut body onto the lower bracket’s eyelet.

Now, snap the hood strut shaft on the upper bracket’s eyelet. Repeat these steps for the passenger side. Once completed, removal of the prop rod is optional. Give everything a quick once-over and you’re all done.

Installation should take around twenty minutes. If you want, grab some help from a buddy since you will be loosening the hood hinge; just for a precautionary measure. Other than that, this install is an easy one, guys.

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