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hood lock

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by thorvald, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. thorvald

    thorvald .......

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    if this has been covered before, let me know.
    is there a easy way (or a hard way) to make a 71 fj40 hood a locking one. any parts could buy, say off an older model that would retrofit?
     
  2. kc_chevota

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    i had a remote locking device it consisted of a cable to a pin that went through a u shaped plate that locked a l shaped plate which was attched to the hood. cant rember where i baught it maybe jc whittney. worked well just pulled a knob in the dash to unlock. hope this helps good luck
     
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    I know they make a key lock for the Heep hoods, I have one. might try looking into retrofiting one of those.
     
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    Opps I have one on the chicks Heep, not my cruiser.
     
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    http://www.thinkjeep.com/manufacturers/steelhorse/security/

    this is a hood lock that has been discussed on the LCML I am thinking of using. Made for a jeep but from what others have said it can be used on a 40, although the starter kill part of the unit may not work? Not sure if I will use but just an idea. My project is WAY far away from this type of thing.

    Guppie
     
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    the jeep one looks alright, wonder if theres any way to put a door lock in the key lock one and get it keyed the same as ignition?
    thought about the padlock route, but could see being on the mountain with a problem and the key back at home :ugh:
     
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    One of my friends just put a eye bolt on the middle of the hood, on the front, facing down, and another eye bolt, slightly offset on the front bib facing up, so that he could run a standard lock between them, locking the hood to the front bib.  Not pretty, but effective.

    -H-
     
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    Bolt Cutters....The best skeleton key made... :beer:

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