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Hood Latch (96-98 All)

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  • Market Price $49.99
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  • Perfect for Restorations or Accident Repair
  • Direct Fit Replacement
  • OEM Quality Construction
  • Fits All 1996-1998 Mustangs
Restoration; Accident Repair. If your SN95 Mustang has been in a front-end collision you may need to replace the front hood latch, this quality replacement part is perfect for an accident repair or high end restoration.

OEM Quality. Manufactured to the original factory specifications from OEM quality materials, this replacement Hood Latch is an exact copy of the factory original to ensure a perfect fit for a quality accident repair.

Application. This Front Hood Latch is designed to be a direct fit replacement for 1996 to 1998 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, and SVT Cobra models.

Technical Note. This Hood Latch will be able to be installed on a 1994-1995 Mustang with the use of an Upper Billet Grille, depending on your car, some trimming may be required at the mounting point.

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 Details

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  • (1) Hood latch
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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Cobra - 96, 97, 98
  • GT - 96, 97, 98
  • V6 - 96, 97, 98

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This hood latch fits and works like is supposed to!

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Works great!

Works and fits just like original, if not better. Don't have to worry about my hood flying up again!

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Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars
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I've herd that this item can go on 95's. I want to put a grill on my Mustang GT Convertible. But I herd that I need to upgrade from a 95 hood latch to a hood latch of this style. So my question is. Will it fit on a 95?


  • Yup, this latch will fill fit a 94/95. I have a 94 and I as well bought the grill set and had to install this due to the latch in ours being low. The install was easy since it has the same exact holes as the 94/95 latch, it is as easy as taking out the old latch and installing this new one with no extra work. Hope this helps.


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Overall Rating 5.0

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  • 5/5

    September 10, 2015

    Hood latch

    Excellent product,perfect fit. Fast and always free shipping is why i chose the best company.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Gardner,KS

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  • 5/5

    July 17, 2015

    Works great!

    Works and fits just like original, if not better. Don't have to worry about my hood flying up again!


    Year: 1998 Submodel: V6 Kalispell, MT

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  • 5/5

    May 23, 2014

    hood latch

    This hood latch fits and works like is supposed to!


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    May 23, 2015

    Love it! Eliminated hood vibration and latch issues. Be sure to adjust PROPERLY

    I had a lot of movement at freeway speeds from my hood and also had latch issues on my 97 Cobra. After installing this hood latch it fit PERFECTLY, just make sure you adjust it properly. I had to adjust my latch towards the top-left. If your having troubling adjusting the latch, just open/close your hood slowly and look under the hood to find that sweet spot.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra San Francisco, CA

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  • 5/5

    July 18, 2014

    98 mustang hood latch

    I was a bit concerned since this hood latch isn't a genuine ford part but the install went very smooth and the fitment was perfect. If your in the market for a replacement hood latch then look no further save some money and purchase this hood latch from American muscle.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Miami, Fl

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  • 5/5

    September 24, 2016

    95 billet grille requirement

    I didnt like the cave in the nose of my 95. Since I had to replace the header panel, (broke), I decided to get the billette grille. The ad says you need to upgrade your hood latch to the 96-98 model. They are right. Bolted right on and the hood closes and has a better release mechanism. Thanks AM


    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 17, 2016

    Good replacement

    No issues with installation or operation. Works just like a factory original does. I bought two of them; one for my 95 Cobra and one for my 96 Mystic Cobra. This exactly matches the design for my 96 Cobra but it's not an oem correct latch (as far as appearance with the yellow latch portion) for my 95 but operates as a suitable replacement.


    Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 5/5

    August 19, 2016

    Like factory

    Thankfully the product looks like the one pictured, which is the stock latch. Installs easy. Work great. Don't forget to lube it or it will catch and not seem to be going down fully.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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