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ram air 1 hood latch and spring

Old 03-11-2019, 07:32 PM
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ram air 1 hood latch and spring

I recently had my car painted, the body shop installed the hood before paint for me. Now that I'm reassembling the car, I noticed 2 things with the hood...

1. There is no spring to pop the hood when you pull the latch release
2. Even with the latch raised all the way up, the striker on the hood barely catches the safety part of the latch and isn't close to the actual latch

I was looking for ideas or am I missing something from the box on how to get around this.

Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:52 PM
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Re: ram air 1 hood latch and spring

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I recently had my car painted, the body shop installed the hood before paint for me. Now that I'm reassembling the car, I noticed 2 things with the hood...

1. There is no spring to pop the hood when you pull the latch release
2. Even with the latch raised all the way up, the striker on the hood barely catches the safety part of the latch and isn't close to the actual latch

I was looking for ideas or am I missing something from the box on how to get around this.

Thanks.
Can you shim the striker? I dont know what to tell ya to do about a spring without seeing the bottom of the hood.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:20 AM
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Re: ram air 1 hood latch and spring

My RAI hood and my cowl hood both use the factory spring and latch assembly. What latch are you using? You may just need to adjust the striker, and maybe the hood a little, to get it all to line up properly. Pics of your current latch assembly would be helpful.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:48 PM
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Here is a pic of the under side of the hood. I think I'll get a plate and weld the spring to it.
I can shim the striker down as well, just going to need at least 3/8" of an inch. I didn't know if anyone knew of a different striker that is deeper.
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It looks like you just need a factory spring. Thatís all mine has.
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