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Old November 3rd, 2010, 10:24 AM
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So the left tab on my hood relase cable broke last night. A new one isnt that expensive, but was thinking about ditching that all together and good with the hood latches. Has Anyone made the switch? What are the cons, besides the obvious that the hood would not be locked?
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 01:22 PM
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Your 90 would look like a Jeep.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Hood latches come in handy when trail riding to keep things good and tidy, if you dont off road much then really not needed.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 05:07 PM
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Yes, it might look like a Jeep but the hood cable is PITA.

Went ahead and ordered a new one from AB. Only 14 bucks.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 12:04 AM
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The idea of drilling holes in a perfectly good hood to install latches frightens me.

I would switch to an early 90/110 manual release first. You can either install it with or without the lock on the grille.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 12:36 AM
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I switched to the cable with the lever, not the pull and it has never given me problems since.

I run series latches as well, but it is more fore piece of mind with a tire on the hood.
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Hood pins are tits. Good upgrade.
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Jim, do you have a part number for this early 90/110 manual release and/or a location for ordering?
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Old November 4th, 2010, 09:18 AM
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If I was looking for one I'd call George at RDS - you need a new slam panel. I'm guessing there is someone that has updated a 1984/85 truck around here that you could get the parts from.

I prefer the TD5-style hood release, which mounts on the passenger side of the tunnel and works much better.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 05:18 PM
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I prefer the TD5-style hood release, which mounts on the passenger side of the tunnel and works much better.
That is the one I'm talking about. George has them.
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I have a new cable. Can someone give some pointers on changing this out?
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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:44 PM
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There are only 3 points that you need to pay attention to.

1. A small bolt pins the cable to the latch itself. With the hood open, you can see it to the left of the latch. You'll need to loosen that off
2. The cable sheath is held to the radiator panel by a small clip which you'll need to slip off the radiator panel. This one is best done from the front of the truck after removing the black plastic grill.
3. Where the cable goes through the bulkhead there is a lock nut on the engine bay side you need to undo. Once undone you can pull the whole cable assembly out into the cabin.

Installation is the reverse of removal

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