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    Default New Product: Cast Aluminum Hood Latches from Hood-Latches.com

    www.Hood-Latches.com created by Rick Klein (RSK68) is proud to announce the availability of their new cast aluminum hood latches.

    A word from Rick: Being a car enthusiast myself I had noticed a severe issue with the aftermarket and OEM hood latches available , they were ugly and cheaply made by way of a metal stamping. So here is my remedy. Cast hood latches made out of A356 T6 Aluminum Alloy by way of the RPM molding process (rubber plaster mold). This creates a very strong thin walled dense Aluminum casting.

    Currently we are making latches for '67 - '81 Chevy Camaro's and '68 - '69 Chevy Chevelle's in either a brushed or polished finish with other models available soon.

    Anyone aware of this particular model fitting other cars please let me know, I do believe it will possibly fit the 68 to 74 Nova and maybe some Firebirds, may be time for another car show and look under all the hoods.



    Please visit my web site at www.hood-latches.com for more info and pricing.

    Thank you

    Rick Klein

    Last edited by Larry Callahan; 05-08-2009 at 11:06 AM.
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    Wow. Nice piece!
    Ron
    69 Camaro Redfire, thanks to
    Marquez Design | Ring Brothers

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    Thanks Ron, 5 minutes on the board and I recieved an order, I couldnt be happier.
    RSK68
    Rick Klein

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    Hey Rick,
    will these have any kind of clear? on them to keep them from turning? Just wondering.
    Carl Wilson

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    Ordered mine. Nice piece...

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    Carl,

    I'm still tosing that around, what I found is its not hard to rebrush with scotchbrite or repolish with some Mothers, I could clear anodize them if enough people request it, I'm trying to keep the cost down as much as posible also.
    RSK68
    Rick Klein

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    any plans for 70-72 chevelles? I'm in.
    ---------Fabian Sanchez-----------
    71 velle Project Syckness ATS,Rushforth wheels,PRRC, Autometer,UMI, Hotchkis,QA1,hood-latches.com, comp cams,


    http://www.pro-touring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43881

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    Joe,

    Thanks for the order, let me know what you think.
    RSK68
    Rick Klein

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    Fabian,

    70 - 72 chevelle is my next one and is in the works.
    RSK68
    Rick Klein

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsk68 View Post
    Carl,

    I'm still tosing that around, what I found is its not hard to rebrush with scotchbrite or repolish with some Mothers, I could clear anodize them if enough people request it, I'm trying to keep the cost down as much as posible also.
    Can cast aluminum be anodized? I used to work at a place that made alulminum automotive trim back in the '70s and I tried to anodize a piece and it turned it black. I know it's been a while and the process has probably changed somewhat in the last 30+ years. lol. Very nice piece by the way.
    Carl
    Carl Wilson

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    I lost my upper latch and was just about to order a repo.....

    Glad I happened upon this post.

    I just ordered mine.

    Looking forward to receiving it and putting it on my Camaro
    Paul

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    What is the lead time on these? Are they ready to ship right now?

    If I order can I get it in time for the Pleasanton GG show in a few weeks?...I'll advertise for you...
    Steve Martin
    67 Camaro RS

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsk68 View Post
    Fabian,

    70 - 72 chevelle is my next one and is in the works.

    Rick PM me when they are ready.
    ---------Fabian Sanchez-----------
    71 velle Project Syckness ATS,Rushforth wheels,PRRC, Autometer,UMI, Hotchkis,QA1,hood-latches.com, comp cams,


    http://www.pro-touring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43881

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    Nice piece! We have one on Mary's 73 and it's great!
    Thanks Rick!
    67 Camaro RS that will be faster than anything Mary owns.

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    Well this is going well I have sold 5 units over the weekend, I think I better make some more.

    Carl,
    I have an option to clear ceramic coat but its around $8 per part, i will check with the powder guys to see what they say.

    class67,
    I have parts in stock now and can ship immediately.

    Thanks guys!
    RSK68
    Rick Klein

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    Rick,

    Very nice piece of hardware! Just ordered one up.

    FYI: Your car is in the current issue of the GoodGuys Gazette from the Orange County Get Together 2009
    Rick
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    " Better to Be Lucky than Good "

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    Hi Guys,

    First thing is I would like to thank Larry for his help on this little venture of mine, Thanks Larry!

    By now a few of you should have recieved your parts, most will get them by tomorrow according to tracking, when you get a chance let me know what you think good or bad.

    Thanks
    RSK68
    Rick Klein

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    Default new latch finish available

    I just picked up a latch from the anodizer that I had done in black, I have to say I like it the most, I need to get some better pictures of it though, these should be available next week.
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    Wow. Those black pieces are NICE.


    Read on L-G that you manage a foundry. Might have to talk with 'ya soon.
    Todd S.

    "I like to race school buses..."

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    I think I'll be getting in line for one of those. I'll probably be ordering either this week or next. And if I can't get it in anodized, I'll just paint it black.
    Allen Ortega
    Meanstreets Performance Fabrication

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