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Hood Open, Left Side
Here is a view of the left side
of the truck with the hood open. The hood opens forward like on
most big trucks. The hinges that allow the hood to open can be seen
from the front. The hood would weigh too much for the hinges (i.e.
The hood would fall off) if not for two supporting cables (yarn
in my case) that connect the hood to the radiator. Real rigs use
these cables also, as that much weight just puts too much strain
on the hinges. An interesting problem I encountered was that the
hood was too heavy even with the supporting cables. So some extra
bracing was given to the radiator.
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