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Old 12-08-2020, 02:10 PM   #1
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Arrow 50 ford- broken hood cable, how to open hood ?

How to open hood on 50 Ford passenger car with broken hood cable ?
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Old 12-08-2020, 02:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: 50 ford- broken hood cable, how to open hood ?

There is some good ideas on opening the hood in the attached post.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...ght=hood+cable
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Old 12-08-2020, 04:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: 50 ford- broken hood cable, how to open hood ?

I cant help you with that. However because of this problem I have attached a wire under the hood to the latch mechanism. It is a wire that is attached to the release lever and when you pull the wire it pulls the release lever to the left and will release the latch. Make a loop in the end of the wire to pull on and hide it behind the upper grill bar. Works great!!
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Old 12-08-2020, 05:28 PM   #4
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Default Re: 50 ford- broken hood cable, how to open hood ?

I know from experience it takes around1 1/2 hours to remove the grill to get at the latch , lots of words not exercised for a while got some practice.
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:03 PM   #5
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Default Re: 50 ford- broken hood cable, how to open hood ?

That reminds me of one I heard when I worked in St. Paul: Ma Ma, can I listen to Daddy put the chains on the car?
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:54 PM   #6
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I removed the grill assembly which in no easy task and had very limited access to release the hood. Finally got the hood released and repaired the problem then added a second wire in case it happens again. A lot of cussing for sure.
Thanks to everyone for the help.
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