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Robert Allison

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The hood latches on my147 won't latch down. My question is do they wear out or do I have something out of whack? I have adjusted them up and down. Does anyone have some insight before I get with Digger to get some new ones?
 

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What's going on there Bob?
Are they just stretched out and hanging loose when latched or what.
If that's the case, a little more padding under the hood where it touches the dash panel is in order.
 

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Yeah they're hanging there loose instead of snapping down,hood ratting is driving me nuts. I'll try that when I get home,thanks Dave.
Yeah they're hanging there loose instead of snapping down,hood ratting is driving me nuts. I'll try that when I get home,thanks Dave.
Replace the rubber hood bumpers. ;-)
That foam window/door seal from the hardware store works good for that.

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Looked at the hood when I got home. I had used that weather stripping as a bumper so I doubled it up. The latches still don't snap down but the whole thing has snugged up well enough that it doesn't rattle anymore.
 

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# 4 is the part where the hood rest, loosen the 4 bolts and it moves up and down.
 

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Ahhhh #4 the part...you'll have to excuse me I've been up since2 this morning I'm not thinking clearly right now 🤣 No I haven't but that's my next move,thanks!
 
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Robert - that part #4 in the diagram is the hood support bracket. If you move it up to much your decals will be out of alignment :)
I'm actually thinking the hood latches have slotted holes where the mounting screws go, so you might be able to adjust them a little. But I could be wrong. :)
 

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The hood latches on my147 won't latch down. My question is do they wear out or do I have something out of whack? I have adjusted them up and down. Does anyone have some insight before I get with Digger to get some new ones?
Or you could do like I did and remove the latches and install a piece of black automotive door edge protector that makes a snug fit when you close the hood and also stops all the rattling noise. See attached pics.
 

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Or you could do like I did and remove the latches and install a piece of black automotive door edge protector that makes a snug fit when you close the hood and also stops all the rattling noise. See attached pics.
Eventually that stuff will wear right into the fiberglass dash panel If the firewall piece is not adjusted to the hood so the hood is not touching the dash itself.

Take a look at nearly every 82 series where there is no adjustment and the dash panel edges are nearly worn through or mostly missing
 
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