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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 13, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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RS hood lock

I wanted to make a hood lock to help protect my under hood stuff from theft when the car is unattended. I was installing one of those cable locks when I realized, all someone has to do is reach up from underneath with some cable cutters and cut the cable then pull the the pin out of the bracket, so that was out.

This is what I came up with:

I had two of these muffler hanging straps where the big hole is close to the diameter of the RS hood release handle:



I cut and drilled like so:




Then I welded the tabs in front and behind the brace that the release handle goes through and drilled through the brace:



I used a padlock like this:



Here it is looking from outside the grill:




You have to reach under the bumper to lock and unlock and even if someone kicks in the grill they will still have a hell of a time cutting this off.

All three holes have to be in alignment or the padlock will rock forward when the handle is pulled and the hood will pop but still not open. I have mine dialed in so the hood catch doesn't even pop. Now I feel less worried when the car is unattended.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 13, 06:23 PM
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Re: RS hood lock

Wow - that is a good idea! Well done ... I should do something similar to my 69.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 13, 09:26 AM
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Re: RS hood lock

I've a better idea. Don't leave your car out of your sight.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 13, 06:43 PM
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Re: RS hood lock

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I've a better idea. Don't leave your car out of your sight.

Sometimes that's hard to do. If I had to watch my car every second of the day I wouldn't enjoy life with my family or my friends. Most of the time if I take my car out, I'm never very far from it and I'm not with the family or friends to distract me.


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 13, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Re: RS hood lock

The lock is almost never on the car. I made it for an occasion say for example taking a road trip and spending a night in a hotel. Sure you can park right in front of your room but, what about when I fall asleep, it only takes about a minute thirty to remove the entire cowl plenum set up. With the lock I wouldn't worry about that plus, with the battery disconnect the car can't be hotwired. I think that little lock, being where it's positioned can stop all but a rollback.

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Re: RS hood lock

Great idea! I have one of those cables but I like this better - especially since I just got a Miller 211.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 13, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Re: RS hood lock

Tig welding would be nice for the tabs as I had to smooth down some of the welds (mig) to give more room for the padlock.

Here is another slick option but, didn't want to spend the coin:
http://screaminperformance.com/parts/67_69_camaro.htm
Again, the cable can be cut and then be pulled to release hood.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 13, 01:04 PM
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Re: RS hood lock

I did the cable type lock on mine. My way of looking at it is nothing will stop a true professional car thief but a deterrent such as any type of hood lock, battery disconnect, etc. simply keeps honest people honest.

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