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Hood Latch Coil Spring

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I'm having trouble keeping the coil spring in place on the front of the hood latch. I get it installed and it stays put for a couple of hood openings. Next thing I know, it's sitting on top of the hood bar. Any suggestions on how to keep it permanently in place?
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Mine original, has the end of the slotted stud that the spring fits over, peened over with a punch so the spring won't come out of the slot. Apparently the repops are not peened to trap the spring.

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Can the two sides be squeezed together to accomplish the same purpose. I'm afraid it I hit it with a punch that the spring would just pop off.
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