Torque value on hood latch bolts

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    Could someone, please tell me the torque spec for the hood latch bolts (red arrows).
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    It doesn't seem like a critical part that needs to be torqued. Just tighten it with a ratchet and be done with it.
     
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    I'd put some blue thread-locker on it for a peace of mind.
     
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    Yep, I just didn't want to overtorque the bolts so I ended up snugging them up about the same as they were with a 10mm wrench.
    I wouldn't have had to do it if the hood wasn't so poorly adjusted at the factory.
    "Quality is Job One" no longer exists from what I'm seeing. Sad.
     
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    Yup - I have misaligned doors I need to adjust.
     
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    Lol, yes, don't remind me about the doors, front fenders, and the left rear bumper cover.
     
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    I think that I have to keep my sense of humor after buying a Ford that costs more than a new Lincoln Continental and is a do it yoursef kit.
     
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    9 ft/lbs
     
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    Thank You!
     
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