BLUF my hood latch sucks to open, looking for options to include fixing my current latch. Not my first rodeo just asked question.My question is why? In my opinion hood pins are ugly on most cars, they are a pain in the ass, how many time have you seen hood pins without the pins? Unless you are using a lift off hood or a sanctioning body mandates them I wouldn't put them on. I don't find the latch on my 70 is hard to use. You want a tough hood try opening the hood on a 70 Monte Carlo not only is the latch down by the license plate but the hood is big enough to land a piper cub on. If operating the latch is a big problem look into installing a cable operated latch.