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Locost_JohnH: That was one of two stories I was thinking of, just forgot were I read it.

It takes one or two times for your spinal cord / muscle memory to learn it, then you don't get caught unawares... Having your hood ripped off, is probably about as bad as having your Mom remind you for years and years. But the Mom story is funnier :D

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Chet,

I also purchased the rubber jobs from Speedway, then decided I didn't like them. I then bought the 1864A17 stainless steel adjustable draw latches with a safety catch. A little pricey, but I like them a lot better. I wasn't sure how well I would be able to paint the cad plated latches and the SS I can just leave as is.

As it turns out, I may not need latches at all. With the way my one piece hood/nose is hinged at the front, it just lays down and doesn't move even at freeway speeds.

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What is the 1864A17 and where did you get it?

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junior wrote:
Locost_Johnh wrote:
Chet,

I also purchased the rubber jobs from Speedway, then decided I didn't like them. I then bought the 1864A17 stainless steel adjustable draw latches with a safety catch. A little pricey, but I like them a lot better. I wasn't sure how well I would be able to paint the cad plated latches and the SS I can just leave as is.

As it turns out, I may not need latches at all. With the way my one piece hood/nose is hinged at the front, it just lays down and doesn't move even at freeway speeds.

John


What is the 1864A17 and where did you get it?

J. R.


NEVERMIND. Just found it on Mcmaster. I am thinking about getting 4 of these also to hold on the hood. What do people think about them?



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I got these on eBay, They look nice, I have yet to see hwo they will work.


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Saw these on a different forum. Not something I've seen in person, but it seems to fit the latch thread so...

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My rear cover is a fiberglass lay up. My original latches were not very secure. Saw these and thought they were just the ticket. Bought a pair China. When they finally arrived I must say I was very impressed. The latch very securely, look good, and appear very well made. Ebay prices are all over from $4 each to around $10 each. Domestic shops like Summit are pricing these out around $26 each. In my opinion the wait (I wasn't in a hurry, it was cold in the garage) was worth the $20+ difference.

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