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Offline photojoe

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Lockable engine hood
« on: November 17, 2020, 06:16:01 PM »
Is there a way to secure the hood so that it cannot be opened by anyone?

Offline Aus78Formula

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Re: Lockable engine hood
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 05:43:41 AM »
Only by adding an aftermarket hood lock, early years had them as an accessory. The 2-stage latch pull makes them not suitable for a cabin pull cable, a factory error and bad design.
There was an interior mounted aftermarket style lock that simply pushed and pulled a pin that either lined up with a bracket or could be used to interrupt the stock latch pull.

Offline RENOVATIONS

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Re: Lockable engine hood
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 06:43:39 AM »
A member here posted a "how-to" on this topic (moving hood release to the interior of the car) several years ago.

I saved the pictures and text but unfortunately don't recall who it was.
I believe it was on a '78 model (using the hood release cable vs the handle-style release you'd use (your profile says you have a '76...?) but you're welcome to the info I have if you think it may lend you some ideas.
I can email it to you if you like.
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Offline photojoe

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Re: Lockable engine hood
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 04:29:56 PM »
Those were the times when you didn't have to lock the fuel filler cap and bonnet, but now I don't feel comfortable knowing that everyone can open the hood. It must be possible to build something with a small padlock if necessary.
It would be great if you could send me the infos.
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Thank you
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Re: Lockable engine hood
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 05:58:31 PM »
Agreed...unfortunately those days are long gone I fear.
Email sent, Joe
Jeff

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Offline Aus78Formula

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Re: Lockable engine hood
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 06:19:40 PM »
Or find a retro Cal Custom Hawk Interior Hood lock kit. They don't have to be installed as per design.

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Cal Custom Hawk interior hood lock instructions by Aus78Formula, on Flickr