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    seat / hood holder latch

    where can i find a replacement for this hood holder plastic catch, whats it called ? are there any pics of a home made one?

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    Here's a quote from another thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by trestlehed View Post
    Abracadabra,

    This is not my idea originally, it came from another member on TVP. The stealership wants WAY too much $ for that thing.
    Instead, go to Home Depot or Lowes to the hardware dept where they sell chains. There you will find the small steel braided cable (think small diameter cheap bicycle cable that you would never trust to protect your bike from thieves). Make measurements from your van by using the old strap as a reference or bring the old strap with you. A store worker will have to assist you. They will cut the cable to length and crimp-on the collars. Should cost you $10 or less. Use a small carabiner on the lower end to secure to the engine lid. Also bring with you the bolt and washer that bolts into the vans sidewall pillar so you can make the top-end of the cable loop the right size so the cable loop-end won't be too big for the bolt/washer.

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    o.k thanks , i,ll be making me up something like that maybe i can post a pic also.

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    Is there some trick to getting the screw that holds it in place to come off? I've tried on a few vans now and have only manage to damage it. I actually found a pristine holder in a junkyard once but could not get it out.

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    when i went to remove mine i used a #2 phillips and it started striping off, i stopped and got the next size bigger craftsman phillips maybe #3 and tapped a couple times with a hammer then pressed and turned really hard and it came loose, but it was 'tighter than dicks hat band" at 1st. good luck.

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    I know this is an old thread, but...I found it when I looked for information about the hood holder strap. Thanks for the cable suggestion.

    Regarding the damage to the screw, a lot of "Phillips" screws from Japan are JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard), which have a different taper on the head of the driver and a less-pointed tip. I bought a set of JIS screwdrivers for a lot of old motorcycle screws and the largest of my set, #2, fit the hood strap screw perfectly.

    You can often make a Phillips screwdriver fit a JIS screw (and slightly damaged Phillips screws) better by grinding off the screwdriver's pointed tip a little bit so the driver fits more snugly into the cross on the head. The technique of tapping it in while turning as described above often works, too.

    All that said, usually JIS screws can be identified by a dot or cross marked on the head to the side of the slot. My strap screw doesn't have either.

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    Again, thanks to the post that Tim provided above for the inspiration. In case it's useful my version is shown in the pictures below. The whole cost was less than ten dollars and took an hour. The cable is 3/16" vinyl-coated steel cable, with a 3/16" thimble on the bottom, and a stack of big/small/small/big washers on a slightly longer bolt than the original. In high load cable assemblies you should not use those aluminum ferrules on plastic-coated cable, but for this application they grip well enough for me.
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    I used plastic coated cable so it wouldn't snag on things or abrade the interior fabric. You could use uncoated cable and wrap it in tape or attach a little fabric tube to enclose it. I'm sure there are good ways to make a hood holder with 1" web strap, too.

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    The real thanks (and effort) goes to trestlehed (Mark) for coming up with this . Thanks Mark!

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    Quote Originally Posted by timsrv View Post
    The real thanks (and effort) goes to trestlehed (Mark) for coming up with this . Thanks Mark!
    Thanks for the kudos Tim! However, like I said in my original post... This was not my idea. Someone over on TVP came up with it 5 or 6 years ago.

    That said, I didn't know you could get the braided cable with a vinyl coating. That's a great option and I might look into upgrading mine.
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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    trestlehed said "I didn't know you could get the braided cable with a vinyl coating. That's a great option and I might look into upgrading mine."

    39 cents a foot at my little local hardware store...slightly cheaper per foot (looks like 10' minimum) on Amazon but you can get the coating in black, red, orange, or yellow.

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    Does anyone know what the part number is for this piece?

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    Sorry I donít know the part number, this part is NLA (No Longer Available) thatís why these creative inventions are being made


    You might be in luck for a Aftermarket Original made by one of members, he may still have some for saleó

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/...ht=Engine+hood

    Good Luck

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    Oooh, classy. Thanks JDM!
    Itís impossible to find anything about these things because no one seems to know what to call them haha

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    The "correct" (Toyota) name is ENGINE SERVICE HOLE COVER SUPPORT BAND and the part number varies by color:

    58936-28010-03 GRAY
    58936-28010-04 LIGHT BLUE
    58936-28010-06 LIGHT BROWN

    All of which is immaterial because, yes, they have been NLA for a looooong time. The member-made versions are all much sturdier anyway, and the importance of that aspect becomes apparent the first time an OEM fails with your head in the engine bay ...

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    Quote Originally Posted by llamavan View Post
    The member-made versions are all much sturdier anyway, and the importance of that aspect becomes apparent the first time an OEM fails with your head in the engine bay ...

    Gwen

    This actually happened to me... I was so proud to have an "unbroken" one too, until it snapped and hit me in the back of my noggin. Lots of sware words ensued. And I spilled my coffee. Not cool.
    Anyways I am gonna rig one out of some old nylon strap, with a couple of caribiners. Will post up my contraption when I'm done.

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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    I had the head bonk happen when I went to check out a new purchase van. All I had was a cam strap used for tying stuff to your raft. looped it through the window behind the driver seat amd threaded the strap thru the hole on the lid. very solid. panels out of luck. I like the cable fix. I use a similar set up on my ski boots to prevent runaway skis.

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