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Old 08-31-2009, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought an Outback a few months ago, but it was missing a hood prop rod for some odd reason. I've been scouring the internet for a replacement, but it's like they don't exist. I'm getting a bit tired of using a board. Does anyone know where I could find one for a 2000? Thanks!
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you might try a junk yard. problem there is finding an outback in a junk yard. StL isn't exactly subaru central.
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I've thought of doing that, but the same reason you mentioned has prevented me from actually looking. I just keep thinking I'll find one online eventually. And you're right, St. Louis isn't known for outbacks but in certain areas (Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Central West End, the Loop), they are plentiful.
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Granted I am on the opposite coast as you, but I was in the local auto recycling yard the other day and I found 3 Outbacks; an '02, an '03 and an '04. Also an '01 or '02 Legacy Sedan. All 4 had been smashed pretty well in the front, and 3 of the car seemed to be at the yard for awhile. One of the Outbacks seemed to be a new arrival, as it still had most everything. I got some parts off it for both of our Outbacks and made out for less than $20.

When I have time, I think I'm going to go back for an '02+ style center console and the wood grain trim for the door panels.

But to answer your question, yes, I would try the wrecking yards first. They probably just give it to you or charge you less than 5 bucks.
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good luck. i used to live right across the river and I can't even think of where the junk yards were in StL...

when i was back in the area a couple of weeks ago visiting family, i noticed more subarus. probably because i was paying more attention now that I have one myself.
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The same years (00 - 04) Legacy's use the same part.

Part Number 17 in this pic; http://opposedforces.com/parts/legac...ont_hood_lock/
Called a "Stay Hood Support".
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Thanks for the replies, everyone. I will definitely look at a junk yard. And thanks for giving me the "official" name for the prop rod, bobbyjimmy. I never would have guessed that's what it's called.
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I've wondered about adding a gas strut, like the kind for the hatchback. My gf has one on her passat and it's kind of cool. There looks like there are some funny things to attach to in there, so I was also wondering if some models (JDM?) come with them?
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I've wondered about adding a gas strut, like the kind for the hatchback. My gf has one on her passat and it's kind of cool. There looks like there are some funny things to attach to in there, so I was also wondering if some models (JDM?) come with them?
Not sure about OEM JDM, but I purchased a pair of RedLine Racing Hood Struts for my WRX and love them.
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cool! where do they attach? any pics?
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