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Hood Pins

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by Xaero3953, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Xaero3953

    Xaero3953 Senior Member

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    Just curious,

    I Just bought the hardware to install a set of hood pins on the civ, wondering if anybody had any tips on drilling the holes level, just to make things easier, also, what about location? Would they look better in the front toward the radiator support, or more apart and further back?
     
  2. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Try to use exsisting holes in the rad support, as they probably are more precise than any hole you could drill. Additionally, they are also in some strong points of the support, so your pins won't fly out at 55mph. As far as the hood, mark the underside, and drill a SMALL pilot hole straight up from the mark. Since the hood is angled, and and the pin is not, run a peice of welding rod through the pilot hole (vertically), and mark where youre going to need clearence on the hood.

    Cut the hood skin FIRST. If you come up from below the skin, the bit will sometime grab the metal, and twist it, making it uneven, and generally making your job look like ass. Fit and trim as needed, then tighten up the posts, and be done with it.
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    easy way measure where on it you want it mark it the pilot it from the top down using a 1/8 bit al; the way through the support. Then drill to the final size
     
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