Hood ripping at strut/prop support bracket

b4black

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The hood on both my cars are ripping where the strut bracket bolts to the hood. (see pictures)

Is there a good solution to this? Will welding it take care of it? Are there larger brackets or something aftermarket?

Thanks!

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Chuck Leeper

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Fix the cracks, do away w/ the struts, add a hood "holder upper" from a late model car.
AS Nasty said, it's common. Main cause, the hood is opened/closed so much, to fix the latest "issue", it wore the metal out!:p:D

This reminds me of the engine hoist inventor. He also invented the v sicks Buick, in order to improve hoist sales.;)
 
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