Mine did! I about shit my pants. I was going like 55 on a two lane road when all the sudden wam blew my rear view mirror all the way in the back, dented the shit out of my hood. But luckily my windshield didn't break i'm so happy about that seeing how I just replaced it a week or two ago.
Well the latch in the middle is broken, and the other latches look like some cheap after market ones. After I cleaned myself up I noticed one of the bolts that mounts through the hood backed its self off so I guess that let it fly open.
Morris brother. Thank God you are still with us. Had the hood of a beater I was driving for a U/C car do it to me at about 80 or so, was no fun... Funny now that I look back... But at the time, very inconvenient. Hard to do surveillance like that....... lol
"Those who hammer their guns into plows will soon plow for those who do not." Thomas Jefferson
I know how that feels!! Had that happen to me going down 495 in DC going 75 mph in my dodge duelly in packed traffic! I puckered up so bad you could drive a tooth pick with a pile drive between my butt cheeks. Luckily when that happened it magically caused all the cars around me to scatter LOL it was fun trying to see out of the windshield thru the little slit between the hood and the dash and make my way over too the shoulder. Thank god I had tie wire in the truck!
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Ive had my Jeep for almost a month now and I guess its part of my doing pre-mission equipment inspections or something, but I have a habit of checking the hood latches to make sure some ass clown hasnt unlatched them.
Knowing my friends, I could see one of them doing it because they thought it was funny.
Glad that its only a dented hood, it could have been much worse!
I'd definitely get that prime latch fixed ASAP. For a while, I was only running on that (as I had the fenders off to do the tube fenders). It wobbled a lot with the other two off but the center kept it in place.
Denis A. Baldwin
1991 YJ 99 Vortec 5.7L, SM465, NP205, 14 Bolt Rear, Dana 60 Front, 5.13 Gears, Detroit Lockers, 395/85R20 46" Michelin XML tires on 20" XD Wheels, Cherokee Offset Springs (10" front to back stretch total), Bilstein 5150s, 1in. BL, custom cage, Warn M8000, Double D Dash/OHC, 4Low Front Stinger Bumper, DirtWorx Rear Bumper WTC, Tube Fenders, Comp Cut, 1 Ton HD Kingpin High Steering and PAID FOR.