1974 Corvette hood

Asked by Sep 05, 2016 at 06:17 PM about the 1974 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Does anyone know how to get a  stuck 1974
Corvette stingray hood open? I recenty got one and
am going to fix it. However, the hood release cord
is snapped from inside the car and I can't get the
latches to release. I attempted to get them
unlatched through the plugs in the windshield
wiper well, but had no such luck. Any suggestions?

3 Answers

There is a cable that runs from one side to the other side of the hood that releases to clasping mechanisms that grip onto the bullet shaped protruding vertical metal fastening clamp retainers I would suggest that with the mirror you look underneath where the Cowell area is The Neath the area where the wipers are there is a mesh with the mirror you might be able to locate the cable that goes from one side to the other in which case you can get a tool like a with a hook on it to pull the cable

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If you can't find the cable to pull under the hood, Chevy dealers have a tool that allows them to grab the cable of the hood releases and pull it. In the early days of the C-2 and C-3 Corvettes, it was common for the cable to break or come lose. Also if the cable is broken under the dash, try grabbing with a players and pulling it if you can reach it. Have fun. Save the beer for after you get it open though.

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