Author Topic: Hood latch felt replacement  (Read 1842 times)

jamboly

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Hood latch felt replacement
« on: August 13, 2013, 05:31:13 PM »
Has anyone come up with a good solution for putting on new felt bumpers on the hood latches? It's the round felt that is riveted on the latch and pushes on the side of the hood.

ph5200

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Re: Hood latch felt replacement
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 11:54:37 AM »
Does anyone have an idea on this matter?

coreyelliott

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Re: Hood latch felt replacement
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 12:54:31 PM »
Take a look at this part of our thread.  We used leather.

http://halftrackinfo.com/index.php?topic=1961.90

Corey
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Jesse

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Re: Hood latch felt replacement
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2021, 06:09:09 AM »
McMaster Carr sells all different densities and colors of felt. It could be machined and riveted on just like the originals.

autocar925

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Re: Hood latch felt replacement
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2021, 10:38:12 AM »
Mine had leather bumpers.  I stopped by Goodwill and bought a leather belt for 50 cents and punched them out using the same gasket punch set pictured above.  I held them on with brass rivets.  I did have to counterbore the center so the rivet head would sit below the surface though.
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