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Hood latches

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I'm working on some more 3D printed detail parts.     What Size (length) Hood latches are most common?    I have the Short one (about  2.5" long) about finished, but figured it's not gonna work on Hoods....

It looks like the smallest scale that will be readily printable will be 1/35.      I know other styles are used too...   if you can find a Sierra Pacific P/N  it'd make things happen quicker as I can find models to start with of most of their stuff.

Matt

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CTM also has these, cool item 

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I'm a little confused (easily done), are you talking about the latch for modern trucks or for the older butterfly hoods? I'm asking because I haven't seen them that small on today's trucks hoods more on battery boxes and such. The latch on mine is more like 6-8" I can try and post a picture when I get back home if it will help.

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I just got a set of the CTM rubber hood latches and they are really very nice, but they do seem small for the hood ones I’ve seen. Maybe they are more of a European design? I think they’d work well for battery boxes. I’d be interested in larger ones, as Cowboy Rich stated above, maybe in the 6”-8” range. Not sure of the actual prototypical dimensions, but I think they would need to be longer for hoods. Thanks for all of the cool stuff you make. 

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When I got home it was to dark for pictures so I'll do it tomorrow 

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It's not letting me load the others I'll try taking the pictures different tomorrow the hood strap though is 9" long and 2" wide. Of course it would be the ones with the tape measure that didn't want to attach.

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That style will be on the drawing board shortly....   I have a few other projects ahead of them right now.

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Moluminum sells those longer type shown right now in rubber,  I've used them several times. 

The other type would be interesting for hoods though

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