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ChrisLeary

posted on 30/6/17 at 07:14 AM Reply With Quote
Bonnet Latches

Morning all,

Before I commit to these as an upgrade to the rubber IVA catches, does anyone have any experience or opinions about their suitability to secure my bonnet?

Bonnet Latch

They seem like a fair price for a tidy latch with the ability to secure them already built in.

Cheers,

Chris





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pekwah1

posted on 30/6/17 at 08:08 AM Reply With Quote
out of interest, is there a problem with your rubber catches, or are you simply just looking for some extra security?
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ChrisLeary

posted on 30/6/17 at 08:11 AM Reply With Quote
Nothing wrong with them, I just don't like them aesthetically.

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Chris





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Bluemoon

posted on 30/6/17 at 08:48 AM Reply With Quote
I wonder if you can get an R pin in the security hole? The over center catches (particularly the rubber ones) have a habit of unlatching..

Dan

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ChrisLeary

posted on 30/6/17 at 08:53 AM Reply With Quote
That's what I like about those ones, Dan... I've been onto the Protex site and you can buy the locking pins separately. Only thing is, direct from Protex the latches are more expensive than from Merlin!!!

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I wonder if you can get an R pin in the security hole? The over center catches (particularly the rubber ones) have a habit of unlatching..

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posted on 30/6/17 at 12:09 PM Reply With Quote
I'm with Bluemoon.

They don't tolerate misalignment of the surfaces.

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40inches

posted on 30/6/17 at 01:49 PM Reply With Quote
I think, as far as looks are concerned, that they are a downgrade
The metal ones look agricultural, OK for a tool box lid. IMO

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hkp57

posted on 1/7/17 at 08:36 AM Reply With Quote
I went the same way, Changed only the front 2 for the ones from car builder, added the R-Clip and then i put a little length of piano wire from the R-Clip to the inboard end of the wishbone.

Purely to prevent the bonnet coming off on the track and the wire to save losing clips.

https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/latching-stainless-steel-over-centre-fasteners

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dave107

posted on 1/7/17 at 10:01 PM Reply With Quote
I replaced my IVA ones for some protex ones that lock when they are closed, to open them you have to slide a small catch , really pleased with them my rubber ones sometimes opened on a journey.
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striker-4age

posted on 3/7/17 at 09:26 PM Reply With Quote
So do any of these metal ones use the same holes as the carp rubber Iva ones ???


I think I am swaying and where is best place to buy from ???

Stainless steel ? Or are they plated ?


Thanks

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ChrisLeary

posted on 3/7/17 at 09:43 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by striker-4age
So do any of these metal ones use the same holes as the carp rubber Iva ones ???


I think I am swaying and where is best place to buy from ???

Stainless steel ? Or are they plated ?


Thanks


I've just ordered some from Protex, they'll be arriving tomorrow so I'll give you the low down. If you go onto their site they have the diagram for each latch so you should be able to match one to the rubber IVA ones?

ATB,

Chris





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striker-4age

posted on 3/7/17 at 10:06 PM Reply With Quote
Top man !!!! I also like the idea of the r clip
Thanks

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striker-4age

posted on 4/7/17 at 07:48 PM Reply With Quote
How do the latches seems m8 ?
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ChrisLeary

posted on 4/7/17 at 08:34 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by striker-4age
How do the latches seems m8 ?


Issues with delivery buddy, so should they turn up tomorrow, I'll let you know.

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Chris





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ChrisLeary

posted on 5/7/17 at 09:31 PM Reply With Quote
So, the latches arrived today from Protex. They seem very good quality and well built. The locking mechanism via the pin seems to work, but time will tell. Considering the price, I'm really happy with them.

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Chris





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striker-4age

posted on 7/7/17 at 09:16 PM Reply With Quote
Do they fit in place of rubber Iva catches m8 ? Have u fitted them yet ???


Pics pics pics please



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bi22le

posted on 30/12/18 at 10:40 PM Reply With Quote
Bump on this topic please.

I am currently fitting a new Bonnet. I have the rubber ones which have never caused me trouble but now I am refitting the catches the distance needs to be spot on. Too loose and they in clip, to tight and they may not latch properly.





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