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Hood latch i need to know what the part is called that latches the hood. my hood has the hook, but i don't have the bottom part that it connects itself to. i also need to know if the piece is going to need to be welded or is it screwed in somehow, and where it is located on my vehicle. to the frame? right now, my hood is being held down by a tow strap that is fished through the hook of the hood and tied around my bumper. i'm afraid if i don't get the piece to latch it into, my hood will fly up again and bust my windshield

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Its called a hood latch and its bolted on top frt of radiator support.

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You have the answer,it called a hood is also bolted to radiator support.good luck!

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