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Robert Edgeworth

(77 posts)

02/19/2008 08:27AM

Main British Car:

Aerocatch 'hoodpin' install?
Posted by: RobertE
Date: July 03, 2012 01:22AM

Has anyone ever cut and installed aerocatch latches on their vehicle?

If you're not familiar heres a picture - []

I was so impressed with the quality of the valence purchased from Preform Resource that
I've decided to buy a rv8 hood skin. I'd like to use these latches that I have but
I'm a little nervous on getting a good fitment due to the curvature of the MGB hood.

Any advice?

Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1112 posts)

10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Aerocatch 'hoodpin' install?
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: July 03, 2012 08:40AM

Contact Dave Craddock at Preform and discuss.
If you're looking into a hood skin, you could also entertain the thought of one made from carbon fibre?

Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3946 posts)

10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Aerocatch 'hoodpin' install?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 04, 2012 08:57AM

Those would be even nicer recessed.

Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
(359 posts)

12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Aerocatch 'hoodpin' install?
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: July 05, 2012 04:33AM

Robert, you could do a bondo squeeze of the shape of the latch which would give you a slightly raised area for the latch, but I think Carls' suggestion of sinking it into the hood would be a good idea,more difficult,,,,but a good idea. We could do that for you
if you knew exactly the location for them.Also I would put aluminum tabs on the back edge as we did on Curtis hood so the
hood locates at the proper height and you only need latches in the front.My guess is that those latches are not cheap !!
Drop me a line if you want to talk or 313-533-2457

Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Aerocatch 'hoodpin' install?
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: July 05, 2012 10:05AM

Check the website for Aerocatch, they make a flush mount latch with the flange dropped down so that it can either be bonded or screwed in from the bottom of the panel. And yes Dave, they're not cheap, about $70 a pair for the least expensive ones.

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