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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone here have pictures of how to install a remote, cable operated hood release that can be adapted to a 1970 Mustang? I understand that some early Ford F150s and Broncos had this type of release, that can be adapted. Some of them even require a key to allow the cable to be pulled. Anyway, I am very interested in hooking up something like this on my Boss 302. With the prices of some Boss parts going stratospheric, I am becoming paranoid about leaving my car unprotected in this area. It is just way too easy for some no-good thief to pop the hood and grab expensive and hard to replace parts.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 11:47 PM
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Yep, the 78 - 79 F150, Bronco is what you are looking for. The hood latch is basically the same as the 69 - 70 Stang. Just change the latch, run the cable under the dash and use the keyed pull to open the hood. Where the cable connects to the latch has a cover over it that makes it near impossible to open the hood from outside the car. Make sure you get the keys with the handle to keep the locking function intact. You may have to look for awhile as not all 78 - 79's have the looking hood, seems to be a hit and miss option.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks David, I will start my search for one of these Bronco hood locks now. I understand that some of the early trucks had them too....maybe not the locking variety, but under dash operated cable systems.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 09:11 PM
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my dad's old 81 f-100 had the same type as well so don't limit yourself to teh 78-79 models. most any of the 80's models will work too.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 09:56 PM
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A little much $$ but a very complete setup...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 11:29 PM
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Yep, the locking release handle was also a rare option on 80-6 trucks and Broncos. Took forever to find a used one complete with a key for my truck.

.... it wouldn't be the first time reality took theory and conjecture out behind the woodshed and gave them a good thrashing.
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