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Old 03-14-2014, 07:15 PM
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You hear about it happening but you never expect to have it happen to you.

I was doing 55mph on my way to work when all of a sudden my latch failed and my hood met the roof.

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Wow that stinks..... I feel for ya man.

Any idea on causation? I'm sure many of us would like to do everything possible to avoid it.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:41 PM
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Ooohhhh maaaannnnn......

That hurts bud, it was such a sharp looking truck too! Will you be able to match the paint on a new hood?
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Wow that stinks..... I feel for ya man.

Any idea on causation? I'm sure many of us would like to do everything possible to avoid it.
I remember reading about three days ago some very old posts on here about how the bumpside latch was prone to failure from people slamming the hood shut. I'm sure someone would know. It was certainly closed properly. Mine closes, or at least closed, a lot better than most old things. All it needed was to be dropped from 3" up. I usually drop it from 5" to be safe but you get my point. I don't know, man. Not sure what to say.

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That hurts bud, it was such a sharp looking truck too! Will you be able to match the paint on a new hood?
The paint is more or less brand new so matching it shouldn't be too difficult I would think, but it's a custom colour based off of metallic boxwood green. I suppose we'll find out, but I need a new hood first.
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Huh, I'm lucky I guess. I can put my hood down, then just give it a little push and it latches.
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Huh, I'm lucky I guess. I can put my hood down, then just give it a little push and it latches.
I can usually do that but I don't trust it.
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My hood won't fall by itself, I just came outside and inspected it. I have to push it.
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So sorry to see that...Dangit!!

Are there any dependable fixes for this problem?
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Your hood did not have a safety catch? If not you need to install one on the new hood. It looks like your cab didn't get hurt, nor your windshield.
Did you look at the cab real good?
I know it sucks.
Do you have any leads on another hood?
Somewhere on this forum are some posts with problem solving for the hood.
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That is such a bummer! Sorry! Is there anyway your old can be fixed?
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Sorry to hear , but looks like you got away with minimal damage .
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Damn I feel for you such a nice truck you have I admire it everytime you post pics. Any damage besides just the hood? Funny this happen as I seen that thread the other day about these hoods coming up. Makes me want a second way to hold the hood besides the factory hood lock.
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Dang, that sucks son, I feel for ya. Because these hoods open easily from the outside, I took 2 pieces of 5/8 chain, 4 links in each piece, mounted one piece to the hood, the other to the upper valance, and tossed on a padlock.

Was not intended as a hood catch, but as a way to keep my new battery, but seems it may work as both.



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Dang, that sucks son, I feel for ya. Because these hoods open easily from the outside, I took 2 pieces of 5/8 chain, 4 links in each piece, mounted one piece to the hood, the other to the upper valance, and tossed on a padlock.

Was not intended as a hood catch, but as a way to keep my new battery, but seems it may work as both.



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I've bought several 60's and 70's cars and trucks with chain attached to the hood used as a second safety catch. I had to cut the chain off of my car I bought because it was pad locked shut and the keys were long gone.
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