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Ive been searching alot online about hood locks for older trucks like mine. but i cant find anything, but pins. im trying to stay away from pins. maybe a last resort. anyone have any good ideas? maybe some light modification? i live in an apt and im scared that someone is gonna take some stuff off it or steal it. thanks!

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Drill a hole in the secondary latch to run a lock through it. You don't have to use a big lock, just big enough to not fit through the hole that the latch goes through. Or figger out how to chain it. Rich
 

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secondary?

what part is the secondary?
 

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i dont think you have a "secondary" on that truck. if you have only one latch then you dont have one. a secondary may involve an inside the cab hood pull and a secondary latch under hood, that prevents you from popping the hood while moving.
i would do 80maytags second option,use a small chain.
 

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I've used a couple pieces of small chain bolted to the underside of the hood. They dangle down just above the bottom the bumper, straddled a brace with a padlock to keep out prying eyes.
 

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The secondary on my 66 is the hook you push in after you pop the hood. If you can get a hand thru your grill, the first option don't jingle when you rattle down the road.
 

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i was thinking of modifying a newer type hood latch, maybe. not sure. any sugestions if i go down that road?
 

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defining secondary latch

The secondary on my 66 is the hook you push in after you pop the hood. If you can get a hand thru your grill, the first option don't jingle when you rattle down the road.
Its my understanding that if you have one latch to open the hood then you dont have a secondary. if you have one handle to open the hood then have to move your hand to another handle to completely open the hood, then you have a secondary. now possibly in your case, if you are grabbing the actual hook to open the hood, then you may have either an alignment problem or the latch has too much play in the mechanics.
 

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Here's a pic of mine. I live in a decent area, and if the neighbors are nosy, they can just get shot trying to ''look''. I haven't needed to lock the hood, so I don't. Drill a hole just above my finger leave enough meat(about 1/4 inch) below the hole so they really have to force it and make a little noise.
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i dont have a secondary. i just have the hook right under the hood to to open it. maybe ill just get a chain and lock =/ lol.
 
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