AD Hood Locking System
by Jim "Caroline's Truck" Wilson
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Hopefully you don’t need to even think about this sort of thing but ... It always seems to be in the backs of most everyone’s mind anymore. Here is a simple way to lock the hood of your AD truck.
I unbolted the complete hood latch mechanism and took it apart. I used a 1’’ x 1-1/2’’ (approximate) tab and welded it to the stock hood pull lever about midway. I drilled a 3/8’’ hole for a padlock. This will have to match to second piece.
This second piece is 3/4’’ strap of three short pieces welded together in the fashion shown in the photo (you'll have to fit it to your truck, anyway).
I bead blasted it and then spray painted it and re-installed. This is then bolted to the engine cowl area when the latch mechanism is bolted back on.
Now if you wish to lock the hood, you can!
1951 Chevy Delux 3100
Bolter # 4758
Grass Valley, California
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v. January 07
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