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Eds-68-Chevy
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Post by Eds-68-Chevy on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:57 am

Anybody have any pictures of what holds the doghouse up?. I've never seen or had one in my 1968 GMC Handi Van. I've been using a baseball bat for the past 20 years but I'd really like to buy one or make one my self.
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Post by panelmanrd on Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:48 am

prop rod that is bolted to the pass side of the lid and it slides in a track on the pass side of the
doghouse just below the sealing lip
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Post by Eds-68-Chevy on Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:03 am

Cool thanks! I still have the track on the pass side and the bolt on the dog house. I guess I'm only missing the prop rod. Anyone have a pic of the prop rod it self? and maybe the measurements?. It can't be that hard to make one.
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Post by Riconine on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:04 pm

Another option would be hydraulic hood or hatch struts. They're available in different lengths & weight rating. We used the marine version on boat hatches.
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Post by Vantasia on Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:36 pm

Ask around, some one must have a rod off a parts van, I found an original chain for my 1st Gen lid, but the 2nd gen used the rod.
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Post by Eds-68-Chevy on Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:43 pm

I just made one out of some threaded rod, a bolt, some nuts, and washers. Didn't cost me anything. I had this stuff laying around. Works great! I'll probably replace it when I find a stock one.
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Post by vanny on Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:55 pm

Way to McGiver it, Ed!!! Nice looking motor too!


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Post by AzDon on Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:20 pm

Here is a simple idea..... Have a strap with a couple of snap hooks to strap the lid to the ceiling
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Post by panelmanrd on Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:02 am

one of the guys in our club used an a frame ladder spreader
to hold up the lid, don't have a pic

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