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mjdinapoli 04-29-2013 01:11 PM

Mopar hood lock FML
So I bought a mopar hood lock to lock down my hood since I have an AEV heat reduction hood waiting to be painted and an SPOD under the hood. So when I was just trying to install the lock I had to remove my Wild Boar Grill then I was just fitting the lock on before I rivitted it on. I realized my rivit gun didn't have the right size so I figured I'll see how it looks anyway so I put the grill back up. The hood lock was not low enough and the grill blocked the key whole completely... :doh2::doh2: My problem is now... I have a $160 hood lock that I can't use and already coded my key to the lock so I can't return it. :banghead::banghead:

Spyder1049 04-29-2013 01:22 PM

damnnn that sucks , id still call them see if they will work with you

rhinoxj89 04-29-2013 01:32 PM

maybe a little modding and it will work. trying to be hopeful for ya.

mjdinapoli 04-29-2013 02:41 PM

I'm going to play with it again... I don't want to modify the grill though... If I can't get it to work ill see if I can get it reset and sell it on here.

rhinoxj89 04-29-2013 03:35 PM

maybe rivet a 4" x 4" 1/8 steel plate where hood lock should be measure the grill against that. Then cut the steel plate to accommodate the lock and make holes to rivet the lock to plate. you would have to lower the hood latch too. maybe just some washer and longer screws. might work.

Spyder1049 04-29-2013 05:19 PM

Good idea, a little modification to make it work

rhinoxj89 04-30-2013 10:03 AM

good luck. hope you make it work

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