Author Topic: halftrack hood latch  (Read 234 times)

ph5200

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halftrack hood latch
« on: March 25, 2021, 11:58:25 AM »
looking for hood latch or replacement tubes.  Also any info on what attaches to the latch and goes between the latch and hood.  I believe it is rubber and would like to find a replacement piece.

brit plumber

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Re: halftrack hood latch
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 03:19:44 PM »
I think the tube is referred to as the barrel. I also would like to know what goes between the latch and panel as mine are missing a intermediate material and it appears the 2 parts have been fretting.
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Cleprechaun

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Re: halftrack hood latch
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 07:16:11 PM »
Mine had the remains of a rubber bumper on it that was riveted on. I found rubber bumpers at Home Depot that looked right and even had a hole in them that sorta fit around the rivet head. I used a little supper glue and they look and work fine. I hope you didn’t toss your old latches. They can look really bad, and still be fixed. With heat and patience, you can unscrew the handle and replace the spring.

Cleprechaun

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Re: halftrack hood latch
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 07:42:55 PM »
I dont know how close these match the originals, but I was never making a museum display anyway. I just wanted something that worked and looked ok.

yd328

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Re: halftrack hood latch
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2021, 05:04:25 AM »
Some also used  leather pad.

Gary