Northwest Nova

1962 - 79 Chevy II - Nova - Acadian
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Nova Hood Latch Reference & Identification Guide

These parts changed basically whenever the design (shape) of the grill changed.  You will see a lot of similarities between years, but they are not interchangeable outside their designated application.

 Buyer Beware...

→ Part advertised as wrong year(s), this includes reproductions!
→ Bent or distorted from a front-end collision (extremely common)
→ Hood latch center main spring broken
→ Parts frozen from rust

Good used parts are common enough not to warrant repair of badly damaged units. NOS pieces pop-up from time-to-time.

THE PARTS - HOOD LATCHES AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES

- Group 8 -

GM part name per the catalog in ( ) when applicable.

  • 1962 ..................... 3791547
  • 1963—64 ............. 3792982 [3792985 early]
  • 1965 ..................... 3863300
  • 1966 ..................... 3874583 [1]
  • 1967 ..................... 3892280 [1] [2]
  • 1968—72 ............. 3916616 [1]
  • 1973—74 ............. 6274330
  • 1975 ..................... 345535
  • 1962 ..................... 3791545
  • 1963—64 ............. 3793266
  • 1965 ..................... 3858335
  • 1966—67 ............. 3874532 [1]
  • 1968—74 ............. 3949675 [1]
  • 1975 ..................... 345551

1962 - 74 Chevy II / Novas did not use a spring over the bolt. Later GM books sometimes erroneously indicate one was used and aftermarket parts suppliers then follow this.

  • 1962—64 ............. 3782560 [1/2"-20 x 3 3/4" length]
  • 1965—74 ............. 3863466 [1] [1/4"-20 x 2" length]
  • 1975—79 ............. ???
  • 1962 ..................... 3790485 [1]
  • 1963—64 ............. 3792989 [1]
  • 1965 ..................... 3858337 [1]
  • 1966 ..................... 3872940 [1]
  • 1967 ..................... 3892284 [1]
  • 1968 ..................... 3914767 [1]
  • 1969—72 ............. 3938635 [1]
  • 1973—74 ............. 339409
  • 1975—??? ............. 356624

1. Part is currently reproduced.
2. Many aftermarket parts catalogs erroneously list the 1967 latch as being the same as 1966, thus reproduced. It is neither the same nor reproduced.