Navy Jeep, 4 hood latches

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Navy Jeep, 4 hood latches

Post by M2116x6 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:58 am

I have a '47 Navy Jeep from the P.N.S.Y. that my father restored a while back. The hood was changed due to damage. I saved the original hood to gently sand it someday in search of original markings. After getting it out to begin sanding it finally, I see that it is set up for 4 latches. A peek under the fenders on the Jeep shows that my father filled in the mounting holes for the rear two latches.

After searching this board with no luck I began looking at Navy Jeep photos online. Very few show 4 latches. Was this a factory modification for the Navy or a Unit mod? I'm assuming for wind protection while aboard ships?


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Re: Navy Jeep, 4 hood latches

Post by Adam » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:24 am

Most likely a post war civilian addition,, tons of jeeps have 4 latches, keeps the back of hood from rattling and bouncing around.

I have a navy hood that had only 2 holes

have you seen any original period pictures with 4 latches? I have never seen any govt. paperwork saying to install them....

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Re: Navy Jeep, 4 hood latches

Post by 85jeepcj » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:34 pm

There is a military notification to add 2 additional hood latches to prevent hood cracks. It was advised by motor pool mechanics.
If I can locate the notice I will post it.

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Re: Navy Jeep, 4 hood latches

Post by 85jeepcj » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:49 pm

viewtopic.php?t=27323
Information about adding hood latches,
see Bob N post


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