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Old 12-24-2014, 03:52 PM   #1
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Georgetown 28ODS Hood Spring Issue

My experience has been that the hood springs are not strong enough to hold up the hood.

Does anyone have any solutions, fixes or suggestions.

Thanks in advance for your response.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:10 PM   #2
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Not sure what year your Georgetown is.......

On ours, the engine hood is on a hinge, with arms at the sides of the hood. There are no springs that wood hold the hood open on its own. If you look carefully at the driver's side hinge, you'll see a small section that pivots and swings into position to prop the hood open.

Hope that works.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:43 PM   #3
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I have a 2013 Georgetown 28ods, in which the hood is supported by a two springs, one on each side, instead of the support brackets you mentioned.
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:48 PM   #4
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Follow Up Pictures

I've included a picture of the spring that supports the passenger side of the hood hinge. I've also included a picture of my current support solution. Still looking for suggestions for a better resolution.
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:34 PM   #5
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I cut a piece if 1x1 12" long and wedge it between the top of the grill and the bottom of the drivers hinge. This is an easy and positive hood brace that affords all the headroom that can be attained.
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:32 PM   #6
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I have a 280DS and no spring issues...but the access is so very limited anyway....I like Ken's idea and will give it a shot! Thanks.
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