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So apparently my hood didn't latch..............

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by D16Civic, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. D16Civic

    D16Civic Matt

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    and 20 miles down the freeway I found out the hard way.

    My battery was dead when I went to leave work. Jumped it, closed the hood, and headed home for a cold beer. Took me a bit longer to get there then I thought it would. Luckily I was in the right lane and managed to get it over to the shoulder pretty easily, but I was still doing about 70, and I will admit, it just about scared the shit out of me.

    I was only about 1/2 mile from my exit, and after I collected myself, I drove it up the shoulder and off the freeway at about 25 mph. 20 minutes later while I was waiting for the tow truck, the cops show up and ask me "what the hell are you doing?", like I planned this whole episode.
     

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  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i did that with my old carbon hood. luckily the window didnt crack. just broke the tabs off the edges of the hood :(
     
  4. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    hows the roof?
    i would have drove the thing home with my head out the window, lol.
     
  5. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Saw this happen to a sexy blue Supra on my way home from work about a month ago. Just proves, it can happen to anyone.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Am I the only one who checks to make sure their hood latched after I shut it?

    Sucks, hopefully insurance will cover the new windshield.
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    Nope. I check the trunk too

    That does suck though. Glad to see your alright aside from the window
     
  8. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I checked before. After I got some front end damage I double check it.
     
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    kelsodeez New Member

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    hood pins: not just for ricers and race cars anymore.
     
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    LMAO!!!!! OMG... I can't stop laughing!
    ah... I feel like a dick for laughing so hard.
     
  11. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I apparently got lucky. I forgot to shut my hood all the way and drove it down the highway before.
     
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    i always yank the fuck out of the hood to make sure its fully locked on the primary latch
    also test the trunk and doors when i close/lock them

    hood pins, only work if you put them in
    my friends pops has a 66 mustang with a fiberglass hood and pins, he put a battery in and forgot to pin the hood and did a burnout in the road and got a little too much wind underneath the hood lol
    luckily it was a cheap hood and just ripped the skin off the frame

    i was driving my inlaws new highlander one day and went to pull the ebrake release handle to make sure the brake wasnt dragging... well they have a push once to ebrake, push pedal again to unlock, so i actually pulled the hood release at 75 mph
    gotta love secondaries
     
  13. D16Civic

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    The roof has a small dent just above the windshield, but nothing major.

    The windshield cost me $185 installed from Safelite. Wasn't even worth an insurance claim. Still gotta look around for a hood.

    If I didn't have AAA I probably would have drove it the last 3 miles home.

    The wife is trying to convince me it's time for a new car now, like it was some kind of an omen. lol. I've been considering it for quite some time honestly, but I'm just not sure I'm ready to make car payments and higher insurance rates. The car is 16 yrs old, but it just turned over 100,000, and hell, the windshield is under warranty for as long as I own the car.
     
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    Don't fall for the payments, and worse gas mileage to boot.
    Did you have them use OE windshield moldings or did they stick you with the doofy one piece rubber molding that never sits in the upper corners right and allows water in there to sit and rot.

    I've had a lot of windshields replaced, lol.
     
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    why don't you have full glass? its like $4 a year. lol
     
  16. LOWLIFE

    LOWLIFE Local Diesel Fanatic

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    Been there done that.. Had a fiber glass hood on a show stuck S10 I had fly up on me on the freeway at about 70. Bad part is it was a nice thick hood and smashed the window in as well as the roof got smashed down a solid 3 inches. Sucked.
     
  17. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I did this when I was 16. It came up at like 70 and smashed in the window and bent and smashed the sunroof. I pulled over and unbolted it and bent it in half and threw it in the back of the car and drove the 30 miles home.

    When it happened it sounded like a gun went off and the car was showered with the glass from the sunroof.
     
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    I did something similar on an autocross course in my Fit. I couldn't figure out what the noise was on the first two runs, and upon watching the video between runs I noticed something flapping. I asked the guy running start to close it for me, and he hit it with the radio in his hand and dented it.

    A guy I worked with accidentally popped the hood in a rental trying to get the gas cover opened, then forgot about it while filling up (it was NJ, where you can't pump your own gas). He went to return the rental, and while on the TP the hood popped open, flew off, and hit another car -- all of which he was liable for. One corner went through the other car's radiator, and spun then went through the other windshield.
     
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