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valleyguy
08-06-2006, 02:42 PM
I need to replace the hood safety catch/hook on my 58
Hawk: does anyone know how it is attached? Welded? I don't
see any spot welds.. there are four small identations which I
drilled through, but the catch is still firmly attached.

bondobilly
08-06-2006, 10:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by valleyguy


I need to replace the hood safety catch/hook on my 58
Hawk: does anyone know how it is attached? Welded? I don't
see any spot welds.. there are four small identations which I
drilled through, but the catch is still firmly attached.
Which Saftey catch, the one which you push back, or the backwards "J" that you pull towards you? If its the J there is a stud, a spring, and a cotter key.

BG

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valleyguy
08-07-2006, 08:01 AM
I used the wrong term; sorry. This "hook" is
(permanently) affixed to the underside of the hood.
It's at the very top of the top lock mechanism; The
Dovetail goes up through this piece and is held in place with
a lock nut. In removing the dovetail, spring etc,
I had to drill down from the top everthing was stuck solid),
and I pretty much messed up the hole through this hook.

Sorry I can't describe it better but their is no parts
number in my manual for it.

bondobilly
08-07-2006, 10:11 AM
quote:Originally posted by valleyguy

I used the wrong term; sorry. This "hook" is
(permanently) affixed to the underside of the hood.
It's at the very top of the top lock mechanism; The
Dovetail goes up through this piece and is held in place with
a lock nut. In removing the dovetail, spring etc,
I had to drill down from the top everthing was stuck solid),
and I pretty much messed up the hole through this hook.

Sorry I can't describe it better but their is no parts
number in my manual for it.
I cannot figure why you would remove any part of that assembly.The "nut" and the top, is actually used to determine how much your hood is pulled down into the lower latching mechanism. And if I remember correctly the nut is fixed.

For example, to make the hood go down in the front, you extend the spring loaded screw using a very large flat head screw driver, to raise the hood, you tighten it.

Problem is, the entire mechanism is welded to the hood with a series of support bars. If you drilled thru them you have weakend the hood.

Possibly we are talking about two different things.... can you take a picture of the area in question, or supply a Plate/Page number from the Chassis or Body Parts Book?

Bill

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valleyguy
08-07-2006, 03:43 PM
I would attach a photo but don't know how to do that,,,
and I don't expect you to give me a tutorial on how to do it...

The part in question is in fact listed in the manual (sorry, my mistake) and it is part# 1314115, (catch) and I have a new one from SASCO.

I had to remove the upper mechanism, spring, two retainers, dovetail and nut (shown in the box on plate 16-4, Chassis parts catalog). The threaded end of the dovetail goes upward through this catch and is held in place with a locknut. I was forced to drill through the locknut and dovetail to remove the entire mechanism, and in doing so messed up the hole in the catch. It is a specific size to stop the
upward movement of the dovetail which has a larger shank than the threaded part. My problem is that I need to know how to remove the old catch/hook.... without destroying anything else, looks like it is welded on but it's not apparent. The new one certainly looks like a weld joh since there are no holes etc. in the piece.... thanks again.

bondobilly
08-07-2006, 10:53 PM
[quote]Originally posted by valleyguy

I would attach a photo but don't know how to do that,,,
and I don't expect you to give me a tutorial on how to do it...

The part in question is in fact listed in the manual (sorry, my mistake) and it is part# 1314115, (catch) and I have a new one from SASCO.

Acoording to my parts book, the part in question is actually two items, the lower plate, and the catch. Its on plate 16-6
1665-22 is listed as your part number.

So now I am more confused.

Forget about placing a picture here.. just e-mail it to me
bondobill1@aol.com

Bill

http://bondobilly.com./1sdc.jpg Proud owner of the Hawk from Hell