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    Red face 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    Decided to do the hood strut mod since it's convenient an looks great. Pretty simple task takes about 1/2 hr

    AFTER FUTURE NOTICE THIS MOD WORKS ONLY IF HOOD HINGE IS RISED!!!!!!!!!!


    Things you will need:

    Hood struts from a Acura legend 91-95 (reason why choose these they have a tab an holes already provided)
    10mm or 3/8 ball size M6x1.0 ball stud. Ones provided in kit are to big (m10)

    That's it . Let's get started!!!!!!!

    You want to open your hood. Do one side at a time. Mark your hinges just in case it moves. Once that is done remove the upper bolt an install hood strut an tighen down like shown


    It's opinional to rivet the hole at hood hinge.

    Once that is done we can move down to the fender. You want to remove the 10mm bolt in the center of the fender an install the m6x1.0 ball stud like shown


    Once that is done you can pop hood strut end to ball stud. An your done . You can move to the other side an repeat . Have someone or something support the hood when you install other strut. One strut won't hold.

    When all done you should have something that looks like this.


    That's all she wrote . Your conversion on is complete. Have a beer
    Here's a video for more depth view.

    https://youtu.be/HYFwt_IlwTs
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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    where did u get the ball studs from im doing the same to my 89 sei thanks

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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    This is going to be in my top ten favorite mods, great idea!

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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    i got mine from ebay.


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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    Quote Originally Posted by 2oodoor View Post
    This is going to be in my top ten favorite mods, great idea!
    I was wanting to this for the longest time. finally just started missing around. I'm surprised no one did this before.


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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    Thanks for the post. I'm missing the plastic clip for my hood rod and it keeps falling out when the hood is down. I was going to order one till I saw this, now I'm thinking of going this way instead.

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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    Very cool mod!
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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    Thanks snooz


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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    Cool stuff

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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    So simple, but yet so smart. Much respect.

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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    great writeup on a nice straight forward modification. very nice add to the list of light mods to do

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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    This is excellent and I was just thinking about this!

    Thanks for the write up, and it's so simple too! Awesome!
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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    You engine and bay look super slick too man, props!
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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    Quote Originally Posted by gp02a0083 View Post
    great writeup on a nice straight forward modification. very nice add to the list of light mods to do
    Thanks man

    Quote Originally Posted by 87roach View Post
    This is excellent and I was just thinking about this!

    Thanks for the write up, and it's so simple too! Awesome!
    Simple is what makes this mod worth while lol. Thanks man


    Quote Originally Posted by 87roach View Post
    You engine and bay look super slick too man, props!
    Thanks I need. Pull engine out an paint if. But still looks ok.


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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    went to the junkyard and grabbed a set of lift supports off a 91-95 legend coupe. they dont work. the hindge that attaches to the hood is not flat. i ended up cutting mine with a angle frinder but it does not look as nice, nor do i know how stong it is. i can order a set off ebat for $18 so ill do that. also, on the stock legend lift supports does it have the clip that holds the ball screw on or do you have to just opo it off. i notice that this one does not have the clip.
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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    Did you put them up against the hood then put the hood hinge bracket
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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    I did not do that but I'm sure that works to. I put mine on the bottom


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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    Nice write up josh good work.

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    Re: 86-89 Accord hood strut conversion Diy

    Thanks bro


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