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How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hood Latch (83-93)

Posted 10/21/2019 by Kirk Hutchins

Check our article on replacing your worn out or damaged 1983-1993 Mustang hood latch! Our high-quality replacement is sure to give you exactly what you need!

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How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hood Latch (83-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hood Latch (83-93)

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  1. Ensure the latch mechanism is in the “released” position (simply pull on the hood release inside of the car).

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  3. Loosen and remove the 1/4" screw that secures the hood release cable to the latch.

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  5. Remove the two 8mm hood latch retaining bolts.

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    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hood Latch (83-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hood Latch (83-93)


  7. Rotate the latch and pass the release cable through the hold down loop.

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    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hood Latch (83-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hood Latch (83-93)


  9. Insert the release cable into to the new latch and position it into place.

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  11. Verify the cable is not at an angle and reinstall the two 8mm bolts that attaches the hood latch assembly.

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    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hood Latch (83-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hood Latch (83-93)


  13. Verify that the latch is properly positioned and reattach the ¼” screw to hold the cable down to the hood latch assembly.

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  15. Close the hood and verify the alignment.

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  17. (Depending on your application, the latch may need to be moved left, right, up, or down).

    To do this, simply pull the hood release cable, loosen the (2) 8mm bolts that secure the latch, and move the latch assembly in small increments in the correct direction the hood needs to go (Repeat as many times as necessary).



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1983-1993 Mustang 5.0 Resto Hood Latch - Install & Review

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Published on 2019-01-21
Mustang Hood Latch.
Replace your worn or damaged 1983-1993 Mustang hood latch with this high-quality replacement from 5.0 Resto! After years of opening and closing your hood, the latch mechanism tends to wear out causing your hood not to stay closed. This could lead to your hood flying up while driving. Featuring factory style mechanisms and mounting points, this hood latch is a direct replacement and sure to keep your hood latched at all times. With a durable metal construction and black finish, this hood latch is built to last.

Installation Note:
- Some adjustment may be needed to properly align the hood latch and catch.

Application: 1983-1993 Mustang

Item # LRS-16700B
Transcript
What’s up everybody? Landan here with LMR.com! Today I’ll be taking a look at 5.0 Resto’s replacement hood latch as well as showing you how to install it onto your car and ensure that the hood stays properly aligned.

This hood latch from 5.0 Resto is going to be for the Fox Mustang owner out there who is replacing a latch that may no longer function the way it should; one that could be damaged or completely missing.

This hood latch is built with premium materials to offer a factory-like fit and finish, and ensure that the hood is properly secured.

The latch itself is constructed from metal and offers a durable black finish which will offer a long service life.

The latch mechanism and mounting points are accurately placed so that you’re able to install this into your car without any extra modifications.

This hood latch is going to fit 1983 to 1993 Fox Mustangs and in the box will one 5.0 Resto hood latch.

For this install, you’ll see the front bumper removed from the car. I did this so that you can have a better understanding of what’s going on. The bumper doesn’t have to be removed to replace the hood latch.

Once you unbox your new latch, ensure that the mechanism is in the “released” position. You can verify this by simply pulling on the release lever.

Open the hood and support it via the prop rod.

Loosen and remove the small quarter inch crew that secures the hood release cable to the latch.

Now you can remove the two 8mm retaining bolts.

Rotate the latch and then pass the release cable through the hold down loop.

Insert the release cable into the latch and position it into place.

Verify that the latch is even and not at an angle, and then reinstall and retighten the two 8mm bolts.

Verify that the cable hold-down bracket is properly positioned and then retighten the small screw.

At this point you can close the hood and check the alignment. The latch assembly may have to be moved up, down, left or right depending on its current position.

Pull the release cable, and open the hood. Loosen the two bolts and move the latch in small increments the direction the hood needs to go. Retighten the bolts and close the hood.

Repeat these steps until the hood is properly aligned and then you’re good to go!

Wrapping everything up here guys… the 5.0 Resto is simple part. The build quality is exceptional, it secures the hood like it’s supposed to, and easily adjusts so that you can properly align your hood!

For the most current pricing and product information be sure and check out the product page.

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