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Old 07-10-2006, 07:52 PM
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Hood latch

Any of you 'resto rod' guys done anything with a hood latch? I'd like to replace the stock one, but not sure with what.
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Look around the salvage yards untill you find the design that suits your hood. You'll also want a saftey catch. What kind of car are you working on? Aftermarket door latch designs like bearclaws can also be used on some designs.
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It's my 69 Pontiac wagon. Just looking to upgrade to a smoother operations. The safety catch keeps hanging up and not allowing the hood to open.
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You can usually tune the safety catch by adjusting or bending to make it work properly, this happens all the time on cars that were smacked in the front at one time or when the catch starts wearing. I'm not familiar with the Poncho wagons but I'd bet they are simlar to other GM's of that era. GM used a common design for years. A chev truck might also have what you're looking for. Nice car, cool stance. Bob
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