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To get started, Newell opened the hood and prepared for its removal. Starting with the foremost bolt on the underside of the hood, he used a 9/16-inch socket and ratchet to remove it. This is something best done with at least one helper due to the weight of the hood and the balance required. To avoid any bowing or rocking, first brace the hood side with one shoulder, then remove all bolts, and finally lift it securely away from the car.