how do you keep the hood open?

Asked by Feb 07, 2014 at 03:30 PM about the 1980 Triumph Spitfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

how does the hood stay open on my 1980 triumph spitfire 1500

4 Answers


Two piece rod

how does it hook to the hood and where does it hook to the body? when you close the hood where doses it hook too? I don't have this rod and nothing is broken. I just want to get the right piece. thank you


It looks to be a two piece rod with pivot points at both ends and one in the middle. I would assume that the middle joint pivots back towards the windshield which allows the hood to close and the rod to fold on it's self. The lower mount bolts to the fram on the suspension. If you close the hood and reference the lower mount the mount on the hood should be right above it. Close - Open the hood and have a look, should be some sort of bolting


Here is the only shot of the hood that I can find. Do you have a bolt hole there?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Spitfire in your area?

CarGurus has 12 nationwide Spitfire listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Triumph Spitfire Experts

  • #1
    Peter Adams
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

73 listings
Used Chevrolet Corvette
103 Great Deals out of 15,839 listings starting at $4,500
Used Triumph TR7
7 listings
Used Volkswagen Beetle
128 Great Deals out of 9,310 listings starting at $999
Used MG Midget
10 listings
Used MG MGB Roadster
12 listings
Used Honda Civic
398 Great Deals out of 52,416 listings starting at $1,200
Used Datsun 280ZX
26 listings

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.