Hood release handle mechanism

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Hood release handle mechanism

Post by Jumprun » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:12 am

Does anyone have a photo or reference to what the hood release handle and mechanism looks like? mine is completely missing except some remnants of the bracket welded to the bulkhead.

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Re: Hood release handle mechanism

Post by tyang » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:45 am

Hi Jumprun,

You're in luck! I just photographed this handle for another GTC owner this week.
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I was more focused on how the cable is attached to the handle in this picture so I cropped off the whole knob in this picture, but I think you get the idea. How the cable connects to the rod is what I'm researching. This car has a cable clamp to secure the solid wire after it's threaded through a hole drilled through the handle rod. I think the original method was different. Still researching.

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Post by Jumprun » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:51 am

Thanks Tom!
Here’s what I have now, not much to go by, but your picture is a start. I think I’ve seen pictures of the handle and rod, but not the bracket. It looks like the cable is bent up at a right angle, lame design.
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Re: Hood release handle mechanism

Post by tyang » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:36 am

The original bracket was pretty crude, but it looks like the part of the bracket that held the pivot broke off. I can try to take more detailed pictures if you need it.

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Post by Jumprun » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:15 pm

Thanks again Tom, sure get a better picture of the bracket if you can, in your spare time of course :lol:

Once I make the bracket I’ll post a picture for posterity.

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Re: Hood release handle mechanism

Post by tyang » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:36 pm

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Here you go.

This picture has to be rotated 90 degrees clockwise. sorry!

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Re: Hood release handle mechanism

Post by tyang » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:37 pm

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a shot from underneath.

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Re: Hood release handle mechanism

Post by Jumprun » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:12 pm

Well done, thanks Tom.

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Re: Hood release handle mechanism

Post by abrent » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:05 pm

Shameless plug that may assist.

Neil over at Newco products has reproduced the handle.
Model: FER-HOOD-LEVER-M6

You will need the bracket and a special shoulder M6, I think, bolt to hold it all together.

You have to ask for a quote.
Just one of the random things I found whilst trolling on the interweb.

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Re: Hood release handle mechanism

Post by enio45 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:44 pm

If you need i have several of the knobs that we made new and chromed.....
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Re: Hood release handle mechanism

Post by Jumprun » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:46 am

Thanks for the sources guys, it looks like I won’t need to reverse engineer the handle from photos.

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