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Moab Man 01-14-2007 09:50 PM

locking hood latches
Anyone using the locking hood latches on the sides of their hood? I'm wanting to know if the latch parts actually locks to the part on the hood so that even if you flexed the hood a bit or a lot they could not be seperated because they are locked together. I have a lexan hood and their is enough bowing that it pops the latches.


RioGrande95 01-14-2007 09:55 PM

Lexan, is your hood see through then? If it is I've got to see some pics of this :)

AzTJ 01-14-2007 10:11 PM

I've seen a few rock buggies with them - and they seem to work pretty well.

Moab Man 01-14-2007 10:33 PM


Originally Posted by RioGrande95 (Post 45881)
Lexan, is your hood see through then? If it is I've got to see some pics of this :)

Yes. It is smoked black but I took it back off until I can resolve this issue.

Will post picts then.

Mudweiser 01-15-2007 01:48 PM

I used them for a while. The black powder coated ones. The fender has a "stem" that exends up from it, and the actualy keyed latch is on the hood itself. The latch closes over the stem and locks onto it. I took mine off about 2 months after installing them because after being fender deep in mud, the key will no longer go into the hole. And takes half a can of wd-40 to get them working again. *sigh* Great for security, i just with they were mud proof :/

NalinMFG 01-15-2007 02:21 PM

have you tried putting tape on them while you mud?

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