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         QL-50 Series  Instruction

Parts:                                                              Tools:     

 2- Quik-Latch bodies                                        1 5/8" Hole saw     

 2- Retaining rings                                             3/4" Wrench (2)     

 4- 1/2" Stainless steel nuts                              3/16" Drill bit at least 2" long     

 4- 1/2" Stainless steel washers                         3/32" allen wrench     

 6- 10x32x1/2" Set screws                                 Loc-tite thread lock     

 2- Pins                                                            Center punch and hammer                                                         



1)  Determine the location of the hood pins on core support or bracket.         

 Determine proper location with hood thickness maximum of 3/4". Overall space minimum         

 from top of hood to top of mounting point for pin is 1 1/2".        

2   Install pins and set to full length to determine location to drill pilot hole through hood.         

3)  Place a piece of tape on underside of hood and gently close until pin comes into contact with          

        hood and leaves a small mark in the tape         

4)  Using a center punch, gently tap a center point into hood.         

5)  Using a 3/16" drill bit drill a hole through the bottom side of the hood only. Angle the drill to be          

         at the same angle as the top of the hood and proceed to drill through the top side of the          


6)   Remove the pins, close the hood and using a 1 5/8" hole saw drill a hole in the hood at the          

         same angle as the top side. Clean the sharp edges off with a file and using touch-up paint,         

         repaint all bare metal that is exposed.          

7)  Reinstall pins and close the hood and look at the alignment of the pin in regards to the center          

          of the hole.         

8)  Test fit a Quik-Latch body through the hole to insure proper alignment. With the Housings          

         installed open the hood carefully and screw the retainer rings until they contact the          

         bottom side of the hood without indenting the top surface.         

9)  Using a very small amount of Loc-tite on the set screws tighten the set screw that is closest          

         to contacting the underside of the hood .Tighten the set screws evenly until housing is in          

         contact with top side of hood without indenting the surface.         

10) Gently close the hood and adjust the pins to hold the hood down securely with out causing          

         hood to become indented.         

11) Tighten pins and check for proper hood opening and closing. Center button will pop up          

         when Quik-Latch is secured. Make sure that pin is in the center and not binding when          

         center button is depressed.         

12) Check adjustment on factory safety latch to not interfere with the Quik-Latch operation.          



All vehicles that Quik-Latch are installed on must have the Factory or other safety catch. Failure         

to have safety latch may cause hood to come up while driving. Before driving vehicle make sure          

that button is flush with the body to insure that latch is in the engaged position.         



Additional Instructions for Hood pin mounting         

when hood to thicker than hood pin body         


Amendment to Step 6 of Instructions:     

After location hole drill a 1/8" pilot hole through the top and bottom         

layer of the hood. Drill a 1 5/8" hole through top layer only and then drill a          

2 1/4 " hole through the bottom layer.  Insert the 3 set screws into the retaining         

ring and insert it into the hole on the bottom side of the hood. Holding the          

ring with one hand carefully insert the body and screw them together          

until tight. Using an allen wrench snug the 3 set screws.