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Mike Van Veghten
12-19-2014, 11:12 AM
The hood release mechanism, not counting the cable vs. the handle release, is it somewhat visually the same as the 53/54 mechanism ?

Thanks

Mike

candbstudebakers
12-19-2014, 11:50 AM
The 56 and 57 are the easiest to find, reach and work, the 58-61 with the inter grille mesh moves it down under the bumper and a little harder to work, none are seen with out really looking.

PeterHawk
12-19-2014, 09:10 PM
The 62 GT Hawk hood release is just inside the left side grill opening. Important to remember when lifting the hood, pull it toward you as you lift

rockinhawk
12-19-2014, 09:48 PM
I think the 56,57,and 62 are all the same.63 has a cable.

benaslopoke
12-19-2014, 11:16 PM
The 62 GT Hawk hood release is just inside the left side grill opening. Important to remember when lifting the hood, pull it toward you as you lift

Remember to push back away from you when lowering.. Never drop a coupe hood as on a Corvette..

tbredehoft
12-19-2014, 11:44 PM
Remember to push back away from you when lowering.

I don't know about Hawks, but my '53 coupe and '55 Land Cruiser both need me to lean back and pull as I'm lowering them.

StudeRich
12-20-2014, 01:24 AM
I believe the one that works on a '53/'54, is going to be the Hood Latch Plate from a '51 Mike. You can add the possibly modified length '62-'64 Hawk inside release Cable.

It was mounted on the Radiator surround panel like yours, not at the bottom of the Hood/Grille.
All Hawks have that huge U shaped, second catch, spring loaded lever, that is too tall for a '50-'54.

If it is for your Wagon, the cable length may be very close to a '62-'63 Lark.

EssexExport
12-20-2014, 06:38 AM
On a 56J just inside the driver's side opening where the wrap around chrome is. Not easily seen, as stated above.

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Mike Van Veghten
12-20-2014, 11:51 AM
Rich -

Thanks for the cable info...much appreciated.
I have a 50 or 51 latch plate. While it may work, it's not like the one on my other 54. Whomever did that swap, the latch mechanism looks just like the 53/54 latch plate, just without the hand release arm, but with the short cable arm. Still looking...

Mike