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secure the hood.

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by ktm25089, May 31, 2008.

  1. May 31, 2008
    ktm25089

    ktm25089 Member

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    hello,
    just want to ask what you do to secure your hood from opening.
    a lot of time and money inside to be so easy to opened from every punk and make a damage.

    thanks
    George
     
  2. May 31, 2008
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist Sponsor

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    My hood is all original, never needed a lock or anything. I guess alot will depend on where you live. You could always use hood pins and lock them.
     
  3. May 31, 2008
    PatchyCJ5

    PatchyCJ5 Toledo Steel

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    My Beretta 96F ;)
     
  4. May 31, 2008
    ktm25089

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    My Beretta 96F
    thats the best i think!!!
    i dont like to loose the original style.just somethink hidden
     
  5. May 31, 2008
    PatchyCJ5

    PatchyCJ5 Toledo Steel

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    Think JC whitney had some [key] through the grille locks. Not sure if they were only for newer jeeps or not. (YJ and later)
     
  6. May 31, 2008
    packrat2A

    packrat2A Member

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    lostdawg (on here) has a locking safety latch on his intermediate. might be able to rig up something similar on an early CJ. I've seen them in a few different catalogs.
     
  7. May 31, 2008
    wrenchbender1

    wrenchbender1 New Member

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    I use a Garand and 1911 to keep my hood closed. They also double as a parking brake. :)
     
  8. May 31, 2008
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    Attach one end of a wire to the hood and the other end to a gernade pin that's been zip tied to the grill.

    Buy good insurance in the event of "theft".
     
  9. May 31, 2008
    Mike C

    Mike C Member

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    Bolt a chain to the hood innerstructure, then wrap it around something down below and padlock.

    Personally, I'd move if you are having to deal with that...
     
  10. Jun 1, 2008
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    I have a chain on the hood. Then wrap it around the frame and padlock it. Except I don't have it bolted. The end link is cut to make a hook, then it's hooked to the innersturcture of the hood. That way it is easy to remove. :)
     
  11. Jun 1, 2008
    tommy b

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    My buddy has a 92 Caddy with a spring loaded hood ornament. After it was stolen once, he wired it up to a Ford spark coil. When the thief tips the ornament to remove it, he makes contact and ZAP. I'm not sure this is a good idea though. Anybody with a mentality to steal hood ornaments also has a "get even" attitude and you never know what he'll do next. FWIW.

    tommy b
     
  12. Jun 1, 2008
    Don X

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    Have you actually had some vandalism or a theft occur? Seems like more damage could be done by someone trying to get around your prevention than what you're trying to save.
     

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