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Technical Original and Custom Highboy Hood Hold Downs, lets see yours

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by lrs30, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. lrs30
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Getting ready to mount up my hood on my glass 32 3 window project, i'm using a steel 25 louver hood and steel grill shell, and was getting ready to mock up my hold downs and was thinking Id like to see some traditions methods vs. custom methods.. Also any advice lacing, rubber vs. original? Thanks in advance..
     
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  2. lrs30
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    Here is where I’m at at the moment.
     

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  3. DDDenny
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    I used Dzus buttons.

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    I welded the receiver tabs to my frame but they can be made to bolt on also.
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  4. lrs30
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    Nice simple and clean I love it
     

  5. Is it a original 25 louver hood? HRP
     
  6. lrs30
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    no its a repop with original style hold down brackets embossed into it
     
  7. alchemy
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    Can't beat original Ford hood hooks.
     
  8. DDDenny
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    If you're into that sort of thing!:D
     
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  9. 3banjos
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    Denny, dzus buttons and Bilstein shocks. You got too much loot.
     
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  10. DDDenny
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    They are QA1 shocks.
    But no, I don't have a lot of loot because I did just put Bilsteins on my Silverado.
    My 96 Impala SS has them also.
    Sorry to hijack the thread.
     
  11. 129.jpg I just used suitcase latches on my old jalopy. I'm sure your look'en for something a little more refined.
     

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  12. lrs30
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    I don’t know what I’m gonna do to be honest with you, I like the mechanical look of the latches like yours. Knowing me I probably will put the OEM style on it for now to get it driving and then trick it out later, that’s usually how I go lol. Use what I have first and then upgrade or add custom touches down the road. I honestly love seeing what others have done also.
     
  13. My rear latches had a right angle bracket screwed to frame with stock latch screwed to bracket.
    I didn't like it so I cut off the rod from jeep windshield hold downs and welded them to the stock 32 hood latches. 1116181421.jpeg 1116181420_Burst01.jpeg

    Phil
     
  14. lrs30
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    That looks killer! I like the look of that, great idea.
     
  15. Pete1
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    Besides looking kewl, hot rods are supposed to handle better than the average car on the road.
    You are not helping matters by mounting the shocks body down.
     
  16. And easy to lock.
     
  17. lrs30
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    lrs30
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    how did you guys mount the original style rear latches? off a custom bracket?
     
  18. Yes, you can use a stock rear latch. You need to make a right angle bracket to screw to the frame rail and latch will sit on top of the bracket. This is how most highboys latch the hood.

    Phil
     

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