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1937 Ford hood latch

I am building a ground up 1937 ford coupe. Its like 80 % complete.Doing body work then paint. My question is about the hood latch. I ordered a new hood from Bob Drake because I wanted it nice. And being its going to be more of a street rod then a stock 37. I bought the smooth hood,with no hole for the hood latch . Which the stock hood latch goes through the hood and opens on top of the hood. I have the new hood bolted on. But I was not sure what hood latch to use. So I called Bob Drake and Dennis Carpenters and spoke to there Tech dept. Figuring that if they sold the 37 hood they will know what hood latch to use. But I was wrong ! They said they had no idea. Its not like I am doing something that has not been done may times. There are lots of 1937 Fords running around with smooth hoods. All the time pictures in hot rod mags. And the 1937 is very popular,it rates like next to the 1932 ford. So thats what brings me to this forum and posting a new thread. Does anyone have a 37 , know what to use as a latch assembly ? Or give me some were to look ? Thanks ! Have a great day !

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Check out this I found for u by googling 37 ford hood latch.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s....php?p=4601722
Legan hotrods is linked on one of the posts. . click that then click products theb click universal hood latch under 37 ford, Bob.
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Thanks ! Bob very nice.
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my customer bought this dons hot rods latch set-up for his 37. his is a downs glass car so i had to get creative to make it work and be serviceable but , it was intended for a steel car. hope it helps. very detailed instructions.
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