The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1947 - 1959 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-20-2019, 07:10 PM   #1
Fast Chevy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Salem Wi
Posts: 43
Hood latch issues

When closing hood, hood doesn’t latch completely closed until I push down on the hood release. I have not taken it out yet. Is there a spring that keeps the hood release in a down position or do I have some other issue? Hood looks like it is adjusted correctly and catches at 1st latch but not second.

Thanks Jeff
Fast Chevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2019, 02:31 AM   #2
bobinbc
Senior Member

 
bobinbc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Vancouver Island, Courtenay B.C. CANADA
Posts: 545
Re: Hood latch issues

Yes the latch actually has 3 springs on it, sounds like you could be missing the one attached to the handle.


I'm currently looking into ideas for a better latch for my 57, mine's worn out and thinking about replacing with something that has an inside release maybe...
Attached Images
  
__________________
1957 Chevy yellow (for now)sbss
1956 GMC red SBSS Nov 2017 ToTM

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Cana...geChevyTrucks/
bobinbc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2019, 10:02 PM   #3
Black_Sheep
Registered User
 
Black_Sheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: upper midwest
Posts: 951
Re: Hood latch issues

I welded a VW style latch in the filler panel and mounted the other half to the existing latch bracket under the hood. It has a really positive latching mechanism and secondary latch. Adjustability is awesome too...

sorry no pic of the upper half
Attached Images
 
Black_Sheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2019, 01:54 PM   #4
Fast Chevy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Salem Wi
Posts: 43
Re: Hood latch issues

Looks like a spring or maybe a trip to salvage yard for a donor latch.Thanks for info.
Jeff
Fast Chevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com