'85 3B coupe quattro IC options?

Marc Swanson mswanson at sonitrol.net
Thu Nov 20 12:05:17 EST 2003

> Unfortunately I have to keep the hood latch because it's mandatory for
> technical inspections here in Belgium... so even though Marc's Isuzu NPR IC
> seems to me one of the best available options, it's impossible for me to
> duplicate the setup... :-(((

While I did dispense with the stock latch, I did implement the same
feature a different way.

I used some crimp ferrules with steel cable attached via a quick link
connected to a metal loop I welded to the upper core support.  The other
end of the cable is secured to the hood with a clevis and cotter pin.
If my hood pops open for some reason it won't fly all the way up.  As
always, a picture is worth a Kilobyte of words:

in specific, the core support:

and the attachment to the hood:

So, you'd have to find out what the inspection stations require in your
area for a "hood latch".

Best Regards

Marc Swanson, Software Engineer
Sonitrol Communications Corp.
Hartford, CT

Email: mswanson at sonitrol.net
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