1979-93 Mustang MRT No Drill Hood Struts

1979 - 1993 Ford Mustang MRT Original No Drill Hood Struts
MRT No Drill Hood Struts: 1979-1993 Mustang
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MRT Part #80C000 -- The Original Hood Struts!

Application: 1979 thru 1993 Mustang with Factory hoods
Doesn't Fit: Vehicles with aftermarket hoods require special handling - Aftermarket Caster Camber Plates may interfere with the installation of the MRT hood strut kit
Installation: 30 minutes, No special tools, No drilling!
Retail Price: $167.99
Starting At: $139.99

Price with Options: $139.99

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days

Bracket Color:

Product Details Technical Specs Installation Instructions

**Closeout Special: Order factory color painted hood struts for the same price as a black satin finish. Check the Technical Specs tab (behind product details below) for available colors. call MRT to place your order and receive special pricing. Offer is limited to in-stock items only while quantities last. **

If you're tired of fiddling with the factory hood prop rod on your third-gen Mustang, our Fox Body Mustang No-Drill Hood Struts are the solution. MRT Hood Struts for the 1979-1993 Mustang eliminate the need for the prop rod and give a clean, functional "performance look" to your underhood appearance. They also free up more space and both your hands to do engine work - and you don't have to worry about them suddenly crashing down.

With simple installation that takes 30 minutes or less, you'll soon have an attractive underhood setup for classic car events or tinkering in the garage. The heavy-duty rugged design is manufactured with craftsmanship and quality in mind. If you're looking for a simple customization that pays off every time you pop the hood, give these 1979-93 Mustang Hood Struts a try.

Best Ford Mustang Hood Supports

MRT created the original aftermarket hood strut and continues to set the bar for performance and reliability. Our no-drill hood struts give show car Mustangs an impressive look that sets them apart from the crowd, helping your Mustang Get Noticed! Even if you're not a show-off, a set of hood struts make it easier to do standard maintenance (oil and filter changes, spark plugs, etc.) or extensive modifications.

These hood struts are designed to work with the factory OE hood and reuse the existing factory hood attachment points - no drilling or special tools are required! Since you're not creating new holes, it's easy to put your Mustang back to stock condition if it's ever required. You can read more about the benefits of hood strut kits in the MRT Blog.

Customized Fox Body Mustang Hood Struts

MRT hood strut brackets for third-gen Mustangs are made of high-quality steel for the utmost durability and have a powder coat finish to help them resist rust, corrosion or scratching. They come standard with a quality "Black Ops" finish. Custom bracket colors are available for an additional fee with more options than ever. Choose a Carbon Fiber Effect look, Ford Metallic Silver, Ford Vermillion Red or vehicle color matching. If you want a vehicle matching bracket color, select the "Factory Paint Color Code" option and put the paint code you want in the order notes. Please allow 1-2 weeks lead time for custom-painted brackets.

Our 1979-93 Ford Mustang hood struts use gas cylinders calibrated for the weight of factory hoods. If you're using an aftermarket hood, call us and provide the weight of the hood; we can recalibrate the cylinders to account for the difference. You can expect the cylinders to last roughly five years or 60,000 miles, though this may be more or less depending on how often to use them. We have replacement gas cylinders if yours have worn out - see below for more information.

Contact us by phone, email or online chat if you have any questions about our 1979-93 Mustang Gas Hood Struts. They're made in the U.S. and backed by a commitment to a superior customer experience. Installation can be done using standard hand tools - we provide full step-by-step instructions and multiple how-to videos to walk you through the process.

Application: All 1979 through 1993 Mustang OE factory hoods

Doesn't Fit:

  • 1979-93 Aftermarket Hoods - Contact the sales team for the correct gas strut sizing (hood weight needed - you provide it)
  • Some aftermarket caster camber plates may interfere with the MRT hood strut kit

***NOTE: Sometimes these Old Ponies have been driven hard and things don't fit like they used to. Check out the "Tricks for Proper Fox Body Hood Fit" video below where MRT shows you a few simple moves to get things working as they should. Also, MRT can use the factory paint code and formula to paint custom brackets. However, there is no guarantee of an exact match due to vehicle age, sun exposure, etc.**"

Have you had your MRT hood struts for a while and are looking for replacement gas cylinders? Visit here.

Get Noticed

  • Can the bracket match my vehicle? Yes, custom colors are available for an additional fee.
  • How do I determine my vehicle paint code? The two-digit code is located on the driver's side door tag.
  • Do I have to drill holes in my vehicle? No, MRT hood struts reuse the existing OE attachments.
  • Is this product made in the U.S.? Yes, all hood struts are designed, crafted and manufactured in the U.S. at MRT's Plymouth, Michigan location.
MRT Hood Strut Installation (general MRT strut install video for Mustang)
Tricks for Proper Fox Body Hood Fit
  • Eliminate the factory hood prop and lift hood via MRT hood struts that require no drilling!
  • Powder coat bracket finish with vehicle color matching finish available by custom order
  • Also available with Black Ops (matte black - standard finish), Black Carbon Fiber Effect, Silver-YN (Ford Silver Metallic) and Vermillion Red-EP (Ford Vermillion Red) finish
  • No vehicle modifications are necessary
  • Engineered, designed and manufactured in the U.S.

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

5 of 5 hood struts April 27, 2022
Reviewed by: Lonnie from WA  
Just installed a set of hood struts on my 89 mustang gt. It looks so much better and to not have to work around the hood rod. I have a Servini fiberglass hood and with the lighter struts it works perfect.

5 of 5 Great product July 19, 2021
Reviewed by: Chris from Florida  
I can’t tell you how happy I am with these. Just remember to order the correct strut if you have a fiberglass hood. Took me 10-15 minutes to install and a slight hood adjustment.

5 of 5 Best Hood Struts for a Fox Body ! June 24, 2020
Reviewed by: Jasmine from Toledo, OH  
I love love love these hood struts! They are SO easy to install and they look amazing on my Fox Body. If you have a Fox Body you need MRT no Drill Hood Struts- they're a must have

5 of 5 Great product June 10, 2020
Reviewed by: Brandon Wilson from Winder, GA United States  
Cannot brag enough about this product. I went with the recommended 56lb struts from MRT for my 18lb fiberglass hood and this is the perfect accent to my engine bay. Cannot ask for a better product