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Recently, someone posted that the aftermarket spring for the hold open was too long by almost 1/2" and coils should be cut off. I have an original Ford replacement in the original package. It is a "C0DZ-6421232-B SPRING". It measured 2-3/8" after 1 total compression in the vise for 5 minutes. Its length at maximum possible compression is 1-7/16". The space in the hinge setup is right at 1-1/2". I have used Ford replacements several years ago and did not shorten them. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

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a 66' Coupe with 6 cyl. engine and V-8 3 spd.
 
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you don't have to shorten the Ford replacements or the reproductions. best thing to do is compress the spring and tie it down with some wire. the easiest way to install is with the fender off, but most times this is not possible.

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