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Old 09-30-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Original hood latches ?

Trying to put together a set of original hood latches for 1930. This is what I have so far. I think the center two are original, but I question the two on the outside. One with no seam in the tube ? Also should the bases be square bent, or have the radius, in the center ?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Original hood latches ?

The three on the right are repros. It appears the one on the left is an original, but I can 't be 100% sure without more pictures of it. I have restored a number of hood latches and I am pretty sure what I stated is correct. Note the curved lower part with the 2 screw holes that fastens to the car. Originals are straight across like the one on the left. Also note the different curvature of the top part, the original is slightly more curved.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:19 AM   #3
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The right 3 look like later NORS replacements that were sold by Brattons in the 80's. Notice the dimple in the bottom bracket on the right 3.
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