55-57 Chevy Polished Billet Aluminum Hood Latch Plate. This beautiful billet aluminum Chevy hood latch plate is a super addition to any custom 1955-57 Chevy engine compartment. It will install directly in place of the stock Chevy hood latch plate. It is ½" shorter than the stock Chevy hood latch plate to allow for improved air conditioning condenser clearance, particularly on 1955-56 cars. Dress up your classic Chevy under hood and gain some extra clearance with one of these sharp looking polished aluminum Chevy hood latch plates.