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Hood Pads?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Horitexan, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Horitexan

    Horitexan

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    I was just surfing the Cool Cruisers website looking for some stuff to blow some money on and I ran accross "Hood Pads." I can only assume that they're for installing under the hood to keep the hood from rattling. But I don't remember seeing any on my '75. Of course they could have LONG fallen or been taken off, for all I know.

    Here's the link to the page where I found them: http://coolfj40.stores.yahoo.net/hookwinhook.html If you scroll down to the 2nd-to-last item you'll see them.

    Can someone tell what they're for and if they came stock on a '75 FJ40?

    Thanks!

    Nick
     
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    IIRC yes. They sit between the Bib/Aprons and Hood to keep them from rubbing eachother to pieces. I know they're there for 74 and earlier for sure.
     
  3. Rocky_LC

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    You can make functional equivalents oout of old tire innertubes - but this plan is no good for a "resto".

    I know people will call me cheap.....

    Rocky
     
  4. wantatlc

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    roger that. have them on my 74, though they are in questionable condition.

    BTW, they are thicker than an inner tube (unless you layered them)
     
  5. Josie'sLandCruiser

    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ."

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    Hi All:

    Kurt @ Cruiser Outfitters in SLC, Utah can also supply these "hood pads."

    Regards,

    Alan
     
  6. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    are you talking about the hood pad kit at the bottom? if so, the four long pieces are oem on all years, i believe, but the two top pieces are later model. i've found older bungee straps work well.
     
  7. pbgbottle

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    my 1975 did not have the side hood pad on the aprons i drilled the holes and added them
     
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    My 76 has them too - I thought they all had them? The bib has 8 slots in it where the pads go in.
     
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    front 4 long pads where on all years its the little side ones 2 of them that came later on the side aprons not front bib , i was talking about my 75 had no side pads my 76 did ,78,79,
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    here's a pic of both pads on a couple of my cruisers
     
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    I think Mark's Offroad has them in urethane. Probably last forever. Hi Jack
    :D Will the little side one's fit all years?
     
  12. Horitexan

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    Thanks y'all! They probably long rotted out of my '75 leaving little or no trace behind and being my first LC I didn't know about them. I put weather stripping on the bib and apron, which works but not for an eventual resto, LOL! I'll be ordering them and installing - I bet it quiets things down a bit!

    Nick
     
  13. offrd63

    offrd63 Ain't you done yet!

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    I think it made mine even louder,:eek:

    I lube mine ever time I lube the truck. The grease will quite things down.:cool:

    :flamingo:

    aw
     
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    I just got some from CCOT. Thank for the pics. Was wondering how they fitted.
     
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    For the font hood pads, I used some old radiator hose cut into strips.
     
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    just installed new ones on my rig and it did make the hood louder . maginified the noise in the worn out hood hinges .loud rattles all the time ended up putting some rubber hose with a slit on it under the hood by the hinges . i guess i need new hinges also

     
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    Mine on the front bib must be worn down, because the let the hood ride on the side aprons. They rub badly enough there that the metal is worn shiny, with nice rust streaks down the sides that have to be wiped off now and then. I saw some pads that screw into the tops of the aprons, but they looked way too thick to me, as the clearance on my 71 is very tight there. I don't have any screw holes there either. I was thinking about putting thicker pads on the bib. Not sure what, though. If I can find some black poly, then I'll just mill a couple of pieces to fit and will bolt them in place.
     
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    the bib should have 8 slots in it (2 bumper pieces per side) for the apron bumpers
     
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    toyota still has the hood pads, front and sides, they are really cheap and alot better quailty than CCOT
     
  20. honk

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    They're a wearing item. The hood moves around a lot or it's that the bib and fenders flex a lot.
    The screw on side ones will stay put but the bib ones are only OK if you stay on the boulevards and avenues, like landpimp :). They tend to disapear otherwise.
    There's lots of materials out there to make ones that are thicker, tougher, and even screw on for the bib, or a person could get real energetic and make a seal to go all the way around and keep that hood standing up proud.

    You've got to have good holddowns with the spring action still working.
     
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