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Hood latch help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chefbiz62, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Chefbiz62
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 94

    Chefbiz62
    Member
    from Omaha, Ne

    I bought a 1962 Thunderbird convertible and the hood latch cable is broken off with about 6 foot of wire on the handle. How do I get the hood open manually? There are 2 latches one on each side of the hood as I recall. I don't know how to get them popped open as I can reach the center safety latch but not the side ones. Any ideas without destroying anything?
     
  2. 1954fordkustom
    Joined: Jun 14, 2010
    Posts: 604

    1954fordkustom
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    If you can reach the cable from inside put a pair of vise grips on the end of the wire and pull.


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  3. Chefbiz62
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 94

    Chefbiz62
    Member
    from Omaha, Ne

    The cable broke off at the latch so there is nothing to get a vise grip on
     
  4. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,647

    325w
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    You may have to make a tool to slip in around the cable end of the latch. We had them in the GM factory to release hoods to repair the broken cables.
     

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