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  1. I believe this does happen from wind moving the hood when up and also causing stress when the hood is just left open with the support being on only one side. I always use a hood prop at cars shows on the rear or open end of hood on the opposite side of the support. This firms it real nice even in wind. At home in garage with hood open I use the hood prop in the center of hood and then down to area of wiper motor, eliminating any stress potentional. You notice most the time when the hood is open, the opposite side of where the support is the hood flexes lower causing stress. All just my opinion of course and what I do.

  2. in response to Silverpate, both companies have history about 20+ years. the first company is in Texas and the second in Ohio. Since there are more than one company in each State that I spoke of, BBB did not help at all.


    My post actually Mark is for people buying a lift to avoid what you went thru. People should do their homework first before making this type purchase. The BBB will give you a complaint history. And like I said ALI certification is most important. Unfortunately it has been proven thru the track records most US made lifts have issues.

  3. When buying any product one should check reviews and BBB ratings. The Garage Forum is a great place to find information on lifts and experiences users have had. Make sure your lift is ALI certified. I have a Direct Lift and it's been awesome so far. Unfortunately when it comes to buying US made lifts, buyers have experienced bankruptcy issues along with quality issues in many cases. Make sure you have the certification and you should be good.

  4. I just received one from California Car Covers, I went online and also spoke to a rep. I have a 64R2 that is recently painted; took at the Greenwich Concours........Most Outstanding Sports Car 1944-1964" So I was very concerned about what lies against the paint. The cover for the Avanti fits perfectly. To accommodate the antenna they suggest removing the antennae and then making a mark and then punching a hole. After that using their plastic grommet you secure the hole as not to rip anymore. Also, they included an antenna cover. I did not order special "ears" to accommodate the side mirrors; felt that wasn't necessary; a good decision.

    I am really happy with this product, pricey but the quality is amazing, they included grommets at the bottom sides by the door to tie down underneath frame

    I have the same cover and very happy with it. You get what you pay for.

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