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F- 150/250/350 80 - 86 Hood release Handle

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Old Goat, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. Old Goat

    Old Goat Full Access Member

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    I titled this as "Handle" as mine broke off on the 86.
    I assume 150 - 350 would be the same Hood release cable.

    My plastic Handle broke off quite a while ago, and just have
    been using a pair of pliers to pull the cable.

    Been searching for just the Handle, but seems ya have to buy
    the whole cable assy.

    Bronco Grave Yard has the assy. for $35 plus shipping for
    example.
    And this idiot on E-Bay has a used one for $124 and $35 to ship.
    Yeah right. Good ole E-Bay.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-86-Fo...-cable-1981-1982-1983-1984-1985-/132141907611

    Was thinking of taking a piece of 1/4" round stock and a short
    piece of tube, weld them together, drill a hole in the tube, and in
    the stub of the cable with a Roll Pin.

    But would have to pull the cable to accomplish this, so being 35 yrs
    old, might as well replace with a new one.

    So what have any of you done to this inconvience?


    Goat.
     
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    The one on my little ranger broke also. I just put a piece of flat metal on it like you were going to do to make a new handle for it. It will never break.
     
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    I recently replaced the hood release on my 1990 f250, and the hardest thing was getting the new firewall grommet seated all the way in the firewall. I also had to use zip-ties to secure the new cable in the engine bay because I didn't think to order new clips to replace the old brittle clips that broke apart when I removed the old cable.
     
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    Selahdoor How can I help you, or make you laugh, today? Supporting Member

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    I would have just clamped a 2 dollar set of vise grips to the end of the cable. LOL
     
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    Well that is kinda sorta what Iam doing now with the Pliers. It`s just getting old.... like me. [​IMG]


    As far as to getting the Rubber Grommet in, some spray silicone should help. I have used it before on setting
    some Grommets in the past.

    Goat
     
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    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    Vice Grips.... isn't that how you fix the exhaust on a Porsche.... or was that C-Clamps.....
     
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