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Old 04-19-2014, 08:16 PM
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Default Finish Line Stainless Steel Hood Pro Rod

I'm a new owner of a B & B cobra and am doing some much needed accessories installs. I purchase a few parts from Finish Line and am having difficulty with more than one of them. In particular, the two prop rods, one for the hood and one for the trunk. Sadly, Finish Line did not include any directions for install for either, which I find very unprofessional and frustrating. I had the weekend to do these repairs and now I've found myself spending hours scouring the Internet trying to find anyone who has successfully installed these for some sort of guidance and photos. I was shocked to find posts on several different forums from people like myself who have found themselves in the same all the way back to 2003! No one came to the rescue of these poor souls and many of the replies were from others looking for the same advice and from still others that said they were never able to figure out the correct placement and simply cast them aside. Can it be true that Finish Line has been withholding the directions for install for more than 11 years? Do these f$&king things even work on a cobra? I have to drill holes in the fiberglass for christ sake, to install this prop rod. A comprehensive and detailed install guide is absolutely mandatory!

Ok... My rant is over. Now lets see if someone has successfully used one of these mystery rods. To be clear, this is the stainless steel rod with separate catch that I have only seen for sale from Finish Line. It looks like it could be a nice operating unit if it is successfully installed. Has anyone used this prop? Can you, for the love of god, PLEASE POST PHOTOS of your successful install? I'm VERY curious to see if its actually possible to install and operate properly. I'm a pretty sharp cookie and can make any additional brackets that might be necessary to make it work but after an hour plus of clamping and positioning, I simply gave up and decided to seek my solution on the web. Thank you for hearing me out and for posting anything that might help.

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Old 04-20-2014, 06:03 AM
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Did you try and call Finishline to ask for directions before posting in a public forum? I just had the pleasure of visiting the store and meeting Jackie and her mom. Two wonderful people that went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. They even called around to find a part that they didn't stock. Their customer service is second to none. I'm sure they can you direction on doing the install.
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