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Old 12-25-2018, 05:20 PM
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Why is my hood so God awful heavy? What can be done about it?
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Old 12-25-2018, 05:41 PM
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Aftermarket fiberglass. Or cut out support metal on the underside


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Old 12-25-2018, 06:31 PM
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Thanks. Do you have any links to aftermarket goodies?
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:11 PM
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I suggest doing pushups. But if you can't open the hood even after a routine of basic calisthenics, there is no reason for you to even open said hood since the removal of the oil cap may prove fatal.
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:12 PM
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Summitracing.com
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:48 PM
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:20 AM
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Why is my hood so God awful heavy? What can be done about it?

You have what is called a power dome hood. Ford Ranger hoods in 2001 were made of aluminum.
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:33 PM
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Thanks, everybody.
I only asked because after a really bad bout of Lyme Disease, I find myself 'a mere shadow of my former self'. Upper body strength has suffered. But at least I'm walking!
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Old 12-27-2018, 01:45 PM
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I have Lyme no damage tho. It can suck...


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Old 12-27-2018, 02:09 PM
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Thanks, everybody.
I only asked because after a really bad bout of Lyme Disease, I find myself 'a mere shadow of my former self'. Upper body strength has suffered. But at least I'm walking!
what you could do is add some hood lift struts, i THINK places make them as an add on kit, would help take the strain off of your arms

hello from lancaster area BTW
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:40 AM
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Boy, THAT would be a good solution.I'll keep looking. Thanks
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:25 PM
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Try task rabbit, you can just hire a guy to come over and open your hood.
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