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post #41 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-09-2016, 05:27 AM
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So this thread inspired me to finally do a quick latch install. I got a black Quick Latch Mini and a piece of aluminum and did this in about 40 min. Saved about 1/2lb or more and the best part is that I can open the boot without having to turn the car off to use the key!

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The quick latch button from the top. The key hole was almost exactly the right size for the quick latch. Serendipity.


A pic of the piece of aluminum that I cut, drilled, and bent. (there's your fab)


Here's a pic of the underside. I might make a little wall that helps seal off the trunk from the engine bay. I don't want my air filter pulling in hot air.
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Not locking though. Are you concerned someone will break in?
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My car is a dedicated race car.
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My car is a dedicated race car.

That makes it easier. I like this solution for things like clam removal and such. How secure do you think it is? The aerocatch I know does high speed.
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So this thread inspired me to finally do a quick latch install. I got a black Quick Latch Mini and a piece of aluminum and did this in about 40 min. Saved about 1/2lb or more and the best part is that I can open the boot without having to turn the car off to use the key!

Stuff that was removed:


The quick latch button from the top. The key hole was almost exactly the right size for the quick latch. Serendipity.

Hey Matt, After my success using quick latches for my CF track roof, I'm thinking about doing this for the trunk/engine lid too. Can you re-share your photos so I can see how you did it? photobucket stole your old ones. Or I can shoot you my email

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