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DanTwoLakes 03-20-2012 10:53 AM

Can't open hood on '48 Chevy Coupe
 
Here's the situation. Had the grill out of the '48, and to take it out I had to remove the shroud at the very front of the hood. After I put the grill back in, I closed the hood. Now the release will not unlock the latch. The cable goes through a hole in that front shroud, so I can't get at the end of it to trip the latch. I disconnected the cable back at the dash, and can get the cable to sound like it's releasing the latch by pulling on it, but it still won't release the latch. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

alittle1 03-20-2012 02:32 PM

Dan,

Try this link and see if it helps you out:

http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=620705

T-bucket23 03-20-2012 02:50 PM

That always sucks. Can you get in between the radiator and grill and unbolt the latch.
I assume you have tried pushing down on the hood while pulling the latch cable

DanTwoLakes 03-20-2012 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T-bucket23
That always sucks. Can you get in between the radiator and grill and unbolt the latch.
I assume you have tried pushing down on the hood while pulling the latch cable

Yes, I tried all that. The thread from the H.A.M.B has a picture of a tool to open the latch that hopefully will work.

DanTwoLakes 03-20-2012 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alittle1
Dan,

Try this link and see if it helps you out:

http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=620705

Thank you, that is exactly what I needed, that should work.

Prof. T. Soggmeyer 03-20-2012 05:32 PM

That should be added to the home made tools. :thumbup:


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