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Telly 12-28-2012 11:03 AM

Hood Latch Restoration
 
I'm considering either restoring my original hood and windsheild latches or buying a set from CCOT. Mine are a bit rusty. A few questions:
1. The originals appear to be galvanized? If so, has anyone hot dipped galvanized the original latches? Not sure that would work too well with all the moving parts or look right with the shining galvanizing.
2. If I go with the painting the originals silver, is there a color/brand paint I should use?
3. CCOT has aftermarket black powdercoated latches that I could paint silver. Anyone done this successfully?

I shooting for an orginal look. Thanks. Doug

wesintl 12-28-2012 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Telly (Post 224011)
I shooting for an orginal look. Thanks. Doug

then get oem toyota.
5350690300 x2 hood
5350490300 x2 ws

Uncle Ben 12-28-2012 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by wesintl (Post 224012)
then get oem toyota.
5350690300 x2 hood
5350490300 x2 ws

Werd! :thumb::thumb:

Telly 12-28-2012 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by wesintl (Post 224012)
then get oem toyota.
5350690300 x2 hood
5350490300 x2 ws

Cool...I was under the impression Toyota discontinued the latches. I've noticed that my local dealer says things are discontinued but they really aren't...this has happen a couple times now.

nuclearlemon 12-28-2012 05:26 PM

aren't the windshield hooks the cheap looking ones with the pod at the base, not the old school double L brackets tho?

cruiseroutfit 12-29-2012 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by nuclearlemon (Post 224020)
aren't the windshield hooks the cheap looking ones with the pod at the base, not the old school double L brackets tho?

Correct, the 'L' bracket style supercedes to the newer one piece base.

If you run into a 'discontinued' at your local Toyota dealer, we stock the OEM and aftermarket in both zinc coated, powdercoated and primed (ready for paint). We've painted the primed ones as well as had the zinc conated ones powdercoated.

Rezarf 12-29-2012 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Telly (Post 224011)
I'm considering either restoring my original hood and windsheild latches or buying a set from CCOT. Mine are a bit rusty. A few questions:
1. The originals appear to be galvanized? If so, has anyone hot dipped galvanized the original latches? Not sure that would work too well with all the moving parts or look right with the shining galvanizing.
2. If I go with the painting the originals silver, is there a color/brand paint I should use?
3. CCOT has aftermarket black powdercoated latches that I could paint silver. Anyone done this successfully?

I shooting for an orginal look. Thanks. Doug

Telly,

How original are you going for? I took mine off, hit on the wire wheel, and sprayed them with some silver hard hat rustoleum about 8 years ago and they are running strong and working great.:thumb:

Telly 01-05-2013 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Rezarf (Post 224042)
Telly,

How original are you going for? I took mine off, hit on the wire wheel, and sprayed them with some silver hard hat rustoleum about 8 years ago and they are running strong and working great.:thumb:

Good call, that is what I'm going to do.


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