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Reverse Hawk Hood

SDC Forum - January 2016 Ref...


What is the worst thing about a Hawk.
Yes the hood hinges.
So I did something about it.
I have seen a lot of versions of this idea. With this version the emphasis was on access.
This is a to stage lift. The rear of the hood is secured with some conventional trunk release catches operated by a cable release next to the hand brake handle.
The front of the hood has a locking mechanism that locks it in both up and down positions.
The front of the hood can be lifted about 4 inches by pulling a lever under the bumper. when the front is lifted the lock mechanism locks it in the up position.
It is also able to tilt forward.
To finish I will add a couple of struts to hold it in the up position.