Quick release spring loaded hatch holder thingy

Quick release spring loaded hatch holder thingy

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:57 am

Trying to find them on the internet, but I do not know what they are called. This is just one part... the other part has a spring on it.

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Re: Quick release spring loaded hatch holder thingy

Postby walterclark » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:24 am

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Re: Quick release spring loaded hatch holder thingy

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:37 pm

Just when I think someone upstairs has it out for me, I get an e-mail tonight from Rallysportdirect.com

I'm unsure if I want to do this route or really small hood pins. It seems the latches for these cars (2001 Golf) are hard to come by as this is a common (based on WTB posts that I have seen during my research) issue.

Sparco Spring Latch Quick Release Set

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Re: Quick release spring loaded hatch holder thingy

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:39 pm

Thanks Walter... for some reason I did not see your post when posting mine. Too excited that I found what I was looking for???

Looks like they are called "Terry Body Springs" as a lot of hits come up for it.

I'll check them out also.

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Re: Quick release spring loaded hatch holder thingy

Postby walterclark » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:05 am

Wow, $39!! I got a set (minus the 2 screws in the Sparco kit) from Pegasus for $16, and I figured if I shopped more I could do a little better (but I happen to like Pegasus service and trust that their hardware isnt a cheap knockoff).

In spite of being awarded a nice bungee (and the KSCC Mystery Award) at the end of last season to help keep my hatch closed, I decided to use these when I gut the hatch and remove the stock latch as part of the "P3" move for my GTI. I like these (for the things that open from the rear) because they are very easy to see that they are or are not latched. Pins with captive keepers should be easy to see as well but I have seen case after case where they were missed when in a hurry and the result if on the front of a hood is usually a broken windshield since almost everyone removes the stock safety catch along with the stock latch.
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Re: Quick release spring loaded hatch holder thingy

Postby sachilles » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:50 am

If you are looking for my options, try speedway motors. They have lots of different stuff.
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/search-latch.html
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Re: Quick release spring loaded hatch holder thingy

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:06 pm

Looking at my hatch, I'm unsure how to use it as the hatch sits directly on the rear bumper. I could put above the tail lights to the body, but I do not want to connect anything to the body. I also do not see how I could make hood pins work. I guess I'm going to have to weigh my options (replace latch vs. Terry vs. hood pins). Oh, and the more obvious... perhaps it can be fixed.

Thanks to Seth and Walter for input. Sometime experience is better than a Google search.
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