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getsmart

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Hood strap length
« on: November 03, 2022, 07:27:28 »
Hi all,

I'm looking for some help with the meaurement of the hood strap when the hood is fully open. Would appreciate a few measurements if possible.

I've attached a diagram as a reference on exactly where to measure.

Thanks all,

Rgds, Joe
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yves

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Re: Hood strap length
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2022, 13:33:24 »
On my car it's 42 cm
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Re: Hood strap length
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2022, 21:58:15 »
thankyou Yves, interested in more measurements from others too, thanks all
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Re: Hood strap length
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2022, 22:19:59 »
Joe,

I measured about 40.5 cm (bottom fold to center of screw along the long side, as you showed).

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Re: Hood strap length
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2022, 09:13:10 »
Thankyou David 🙂
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