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

11,795

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

11,795

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

11,795

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

1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

Your Answer:

Spitfire

Looking for a Used Spitfire in your area?

CarGurus has 14 nationwide Spitfire listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Triumph Spitfire Experts

  • #1
    Peter Adams
    Reputation
    110
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    90
  • #3
    jamnblues
    Reputation
    70
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used MG MGB
78 listings
Used Chevrolet Corvette
79 Great Deals out of 15,067 listings starting at $3,700
Used FIAT 124 Spider
15 Great Deals out of 2,408 listings starting at $17,800
Used Ford Mustang
297 Great Deals out of 39,759 listings starting at $1,312
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
62 Great Deals out of 2,917 listings starting at $4,930
Used Triumph TR7
10 listings
Used Porsche 911
68 Great Deals out of 4,565 listings starting at $11,000
Used MG MGB Roadster
16 listings
Used Triumph TR8
1 listing
Used Alfa Romeo Spider
48 listings starting at $9,950

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.