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waltklatt

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Hood Buffer Stop question
« on: December 07, 2018, 16:22:29 »
Hello,
Wonder if you all have noticed this.
The hood buffer stops at both back corners on the firewall are two metal straps that go diagonally from fender to firewall.
Why are these unsupported underneath?
Seems every Pagoda, I've looked at has these bowed down in the middle for the threaded rod with the rubber piece on top.

Was this an afterthought?
Would think that there would be a bit more substantial strength piece there.

Walter

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Re: Hood Buffer Stop question
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 16:45:42 »
Quote from: waltklatt
.../...hood buffer stops at both back corners on the firewall are two metal straps that go diagonally from fender to firewall.../... every Pagoda, I've looked at has these bowed down in the middle.../...
Well - yes. They came that way, bowed down, from factory!
/Hans S

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Re: Hood Buffer Stop question
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 03:18:51 »
I had the same question when I first saw them years ago.  But then I came to believe that they were designed that way to orient the threaded bumper shaft in a vertical position since one bracket end point is higher than the other and a straight bracket would tilt the threaded rod.  The bent bracket also helps to lower the bracket to make room for the bumper head above the bracket and below the hood.  I've been wrong before, however.
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