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Old 03-23-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I am looking for a way to lock my hood like on modern cars. I would feel better if it was not possible to open it without a key or without cranking up a lever from the inside of the car.

I am not looking for hood pins, just a nice/simple way to prevent my hood from being open by a random stranger on a parking lot

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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I have 2 and use both or either. I started with a gun cable lock, the hood will open just enough to get the key in and it hangs from the hood on the '67. I looped it through the hood part and lock it around the grill part where the hood latches.
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The other is a cabinet lock that I drilled a hole for, the tumbler tab keeps the lever from moving to unlatch the hood. I can just get the key to it to unlock. Got this idea from another forum, this is his pic I saved. I used a cabinet lock from HD but will replace with a stronger one from a locksmith or cabinet co. as this one is China cheap.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:12 AM   #3
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I have heard of people using the hood latch off a 80s f150 but i haven't seen any pictures tho.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:05 AM   #4
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The remote operated hood latches from the 80's Ford trucks will directly switch out with the stock latches on the '69/70 Mustang but I think the 67/68 Mustang uses a different latch assembly. The '69/70 Mustang latch is mounted on the radiator support whereas your latch is mounted on the bottom of the hood.

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