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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Hood Catch Replacement Write-Up

I ripped my passenger side hood catch off, on a tree, so I decided I'd take the time and do a simple write-up on how I replaced them.

The process is pretty simple, and if you own a jeep, you can do this without trouble.

Tools and Supplies Needed:
New Hood Catches: http://www.quadratec.com/products/13004_0402.htm
Vise Grips
Screwdriver(Phillips or Flat-Head with the Smittybilt's)
10mm Socket
7/16 Socket Deep-Well
3/8" Ratchet
3/8" Extension


Remove the old "T" part from the fender, 2. 7/16" nuts on the underside. Mine just kind of snapped off.




Remove the "U" part from the hood remove the 2, 7/16" nuts on the inside of the hood.


Reinstall the new "U" part with supplied hardware. Tighten by hand and then use the screwdriver to hold the screw and use the 10mm socket and ratchet to tighten down, snug.



Reinstall the new "T" part with supplied hardware. Tighten by hand and then use the screwdriver to hold the screw in place and tighten snug with the 10mm socket and ratchet.




Make sure you do this to both sides and be sure everything is nice and snug.

Finished product:


I'm pleased with the look and function of these hood catches. They are easier to put latch them with one hand and don't screech every time I move them up and down. I recommend these to anyone that needs new ones.

You can also use a 7/16" and 10mm wrench instead of a socket if you want, it's just a little more tight under the fender with a wrench.

Hope this helps those new Jeepers with some quick fixes!

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Thanks for sharing the write-up and the pics. Some of the easier tasks are often overlooked on forums. That being said, go back under your hood and put some washers in.
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Thanks for sharing the write-up and the pics. Some of the easier tasks are often overlooked on forums. That being said, go back under your hood and put some washers in.
I wish they would have provided washers. I'll run to Lowe's a pick some up the next time I'm there
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Thanks for the write up. I've been wondering how to do this lately. Will change my rusty ones soon.
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Thanks for the write up. I've been wondering how to do this lately. Will change my rusty ones soon.
Glad it helped! Let me know if you have questions! Good luck!
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Finally did this yesterday. So easy and looks so much better.
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This is definitely on my t-do list once it gets a LITTLE warmer around here.

Question to the OP. I guess it makes no difference either way, I'm just curious why you chose to replace with the same style as opposed to what seems to be the more popular conversion to the TJ style rubber latch?
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This is definitely on my t-do list once it gets a LITTLE warmer around here.

Question to the OP. I guess it makes no difference either way, I'm just curious why you chose to replace with the same style as opposed to what seems to be the more popular conversion to the TJ style rubber latch?
I think it's more of a personal preference. I did the old style instead of the TJ style. You should be able to do the TJ style pretty easy though
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This is definitely on my t-do list once it gets a LITTLE warmer around here.

Question to the OP. I guess it makes no difference either way, I'm just curious why you chose to replace with the same style as opposed to what seems to be the more popular conversion to the TJ style rubber latch?
Yeah, I like to keep the classic look.
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fair enough

between those two, I'm preferential towards the TJ style myself.... but I won't be doing that one either

I found one (can't remember the mfr) that's basically like a turnbuckle with small heim joints on each end... the fender end is permanently bolted and the hood end uses a hitch/lynch pin looking thing... I like that in that it seems it would be about impossible for it to accidentally pop, and with a small padlock in place of the pin, easily converts to a locking latch.

but the one I saw was like $100... I'm stealing the idea and sourcing the pieces at the local hardware to build the set for about $30
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That being said, go back under your hood and put some washers in.
The set I bought from 4WheelParts had Lock washers for inside the hood. Might be a good idea to use those if you have to buy them anyways.

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fair enough

between those two, I'm preferential towards the TJ style myself.... but I won't be doing that one either

I found one (can't remember the mfr) that's basically like a turnbuckle with small heim joints on each end... the fender end is permanently bolted and the hood end uses a hitch/lynch pin looking thing... I like that in that it seems it would be about impossible for it to accidentally pop, and with a small padlock in place of the pin, easily converts to a locking latch.

but the one I saw was like $100... I'm stealing the idea and sourcing the pieces at the local hardware to build the set for about $30
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/drake-o...-190031-k.html
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This is definitely on my t-do list once it gets a LITTLE warmer around here.

Question to the OP. I guess it makes no difference either way, I'm just curious why you chose to replace with the same style as opposed to what seems to be the more popular conversion to the TJ style rubber latch?
Dosent the TJ style require dtilling new holes?

I just installed a new set from Quadratec on Sunday. Its nice to not have to use force to latch the hood. Smooth and easy now

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Dosent the TJ style require dtilling new holes?
I honestly don't know... probably, but it almost looks like the larger size of the base should pretty much cover the stock holes.
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