Tail section locks

Posted by admin January 12th, 2009

The tail section hinges at the rear allowing the section to tilt up for access. This section must be latched very securely. The Ford GT team lost one of it’s members years ago in a race when the tail section popped up during a race, so securing it is important.

The latches are trunk latches from two Cadilac Eldorados. The advantage of these is that once latched, a motor pulls the two parts in very tight. They are also triggered electrically so I can easily run wires up to the front dash.

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