I noticed when playing around with my 'new' goose that there are 4 cable operated latches for the wings and one for the bonnet. If any of the cables, as in 35+ year old cables, breaks there is no way to open the latch in question; actually it appears that the cable doesn't even have to break, the cable stop/screw set up just has to be loose and the latch will not be able to be pulled open because the cable will slide. Luckily there is an easy fix; add 5 back up 'cables' made from safety wire. I tried light braided wire/cable but it was too bulky. At each of the latches for the 2 wings at the rear of the car I drilled a tiny hole in the rear of the wheel well and fished the safety wire thru it to the movable latch release and tied it. I left a loop in the wheel well so I could pull it in the event the cable there broke or loosened up. for the 2 front wing latches I drilled a tiny hole adjacent to the wing latch lever in the cabin. this time I left about one foot of wire in the cabin to tuck behind the bulkhead padding; ending at the floor with a loop; easy to fish out and pull in the event of a broken cable. for the bonnet drill that tiny hole in the left front wheel well about 1 inch from where the nornal pull cable exits the bonnet area. add a pull loop and you are done. If your cables break you can get in. Grease your latches so nothing else can break. 970-461-1977.
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