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Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by smooth95, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. smooth95

    smooth95 Senior Member

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    can anyone explain a little bit on how to install some hood pins, I bought some carbon fiber hood pins
     
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    drill hole in hood in desired location, bolt in the pins, make sure hood clears pin (drill a little bigger than the diameter of pin), adjust as necessary, shut hood, insert cotter pins or locks. done.

    **moving to exterior section**
     
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    Carbon fiber pins, as in, they're made out of carbon fiber?
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Please tell me they are meant for actually holding the hood down and not simply looking good. Don't buy cheap pins, go for something that won't let loose on the highway.
     
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    After having my hood snap on me, from not having pins, yes, its a good idea.
     
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    I bought some pins that have to be opend with a key, and the big thing that looks like a washer is carbon fiber.
     
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    no directions on them?
     
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    no directions on them whatsoever they are pretty cool pins too
     
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    ok any pics?
    i can guess at them but a pic or two would help
     
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    I still dont know how to post pix yo I know its in my controls but a step by step method would help
     
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    go into yuor controls then go to my albums creat one then open that new album and upload the pics one by one
     
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    ok let me try it a little later cause my sis in law dont know how to upload pix on to her comp from her digital camera let me see if iI could find it anywhere on the web I do know pilot makes them
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Those pins are not designed to hold the hood down by themselves.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Mr. Gasket makes a set of locking pins exactly like those, and this is what the description says:

    "This super security hood lock kit utilizes a cylindrical key lock mechanism which is virtually pick-proof. The kit includes two chrome plated lock sets, two fully threaded lock pins with four nuts and two keys. This kit must be used in conjunction with the factory hood latch assembly. Not designed for use as the only hood retention mechanism."

    I am under the assumption that you are using the pins as the mechanism to hold your hood closed. If you're using the factory latch along with those pins, then you are safe.

    The pins I have on my hood are the only thing holding it down. However I made sure to use pins that were designed to do the job.

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    Those are the ones, sans the lanyard cables. I wouldn't use any other pin. Even the pins you see in your local Pimp Boys cannot hold the hood down properly. I dunno how you plan to use them, but I am just informing you for your safety.
     
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    That makes me feel a lot better knowing it will work as long as Im using the hood latch also :D
     
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