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Old 06-27-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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Locking Hood Latch

Picked up on the way home from work. Large pop rivits. Does anyone know what size these rivits are.

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Old 06-28-2012, 08:56 AM   #2
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I think I will have to take the bag of rivits with me on a hunt for a bigger rivit gun.

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Old 06-28-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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Not sure of the size, but there was a post on this a few days ago. You can get the rivit gun at harbor freight for like 5 bucks.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:24 PM   #4
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Ok still have not found a rivite gun big enough for these damn rivites for the hood lock. Maybe replace rivites for something else.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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It is most likely 1/4" rivets. That is what size my hood lock was. Harbor freight has a rivet gun kit with different size heads, including 1/4". It was only like $25 I think. I couldn't find 1/4" at sears, home depot or loses.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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I also bought the Harbor Freight Riveter, got the job done...

Heavy Duty 17-1/2" Hand Riveter With Collection Bottle

Also comes with extra rivets. Collection bottle is a nice touch.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. We have something called Princess Auto up here so I will take the rivets with me and hunt one down.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:57 PM   #8
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I think I will have to take the bag of rivits with me on a hunt for a bigger rivit gun.
I had the same problem. I went to every hardware store in town, even a few contractor supply stores with no luck. I eventually put some washers on both sides of a smaller rivet. It was a little tricky to fish them on there without dropping them but it worked fine.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:12 PM   #9
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Stopped on way home and picked up the biggest pop riveter they had at Princess Auto. $34. Does 1/4" rivets. Ok wife going in on nights. Another project for after supper
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #10
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Quickest mod yet.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #11
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #12
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #13
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Mopar hood lock keyed to ignition key. With hood latches undone you can not get your fingers under hood at all. nice and snug. I will feel alot better now. Piece of mind.
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I originally zip tied mine. It doesnt take much to hold it in place. I never found a rivet gun either. I think you could probably rent them, tool rental etc... I eventually just put in a couple of screws, washers and nuts. But that was real hard as there is no room and you need little hands.
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I originally zip tied mine. It doesnt take much to hold it in place. I never found a rivet gun either. I think you could probably rent them, tool rental etc... I eventually just put in a couple of screws, washers and nuts. But that was real hard as there is no room and you need little hands.
I finally found the rivet gun needed for those 1/4 rivets. Made the job so much better. $34 for the gun with 4 heads and a wrench.
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Just ordered my hood lock this afternoon. Looks like I've got another reason to visit Harbor Freight
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Very close to the one I bought to do those 1/4" rivets. Mine came without the stem holder. None the less worked great.
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I just installed mine last night, it was just as straightforward as everyone says. The only thing that slowed me down was it made me a little nervous how much force it was taking to pop the grill loose. Once I got past that, it went great.

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