Trunk Lid Latch/Lock for 28 Ford - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2003, 01:11 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 82
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Trunk Lid Latch/Lock for 28 Ford

I have a fiberglass lid on a 28 ford rod. It is a standard trunk lid, not the rumble seat.

I am having a difficult time finding a locking latch for the lid. Currently I lift the lid using a nylon strap. The Model A latches may work, but I don't like the large handle that come with the latch/lock.

I'm looking for something smoother, less obtrusive, that I can use to lift the lid and lock it. Suggestions?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2003, 09:39 PM
Where's my Sawzall?
Last wiki edit: Window removal and installation
Last journal entry: More progress...
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chesterton, IN.
Age: 49
Posts: 194
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This may work...

Go to the boneyard and pull the hatchback latch assembly from a VW Rabbit.

While you are there, also get the hood latch assembly, complete with inside cable release if it has one.

Either assembly is common and cheap, matter of fact the rod suppliers usually have the Rabbit hood latch available for both hood and trunk use. It consists of a single spring-loaded pin and a simple latch mechanism that the pin indexes into.

If you go with the trunk latch assembly, you can raise the lid a bit after popping the latch with a couple common door poppers, they are just a spring-loaded pin assembly, and lift the lid about an inch or so. Alternately you could get a spring from a hardware store that has one end wound tighter, and use a bolt/washer to retain it to the lid or the trunk lip. The free end of the spring can just butt against the panel, or you can make a simple wear plate from a scrap of stainless sheet.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2003, 09:33 AM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 82
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks, Doc, for the suggestions. You have given me some good ideas on how to proceed!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.