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Old 09-18-06, 12:46 PM
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Hood Pins

what are you guys using for hood pins? the set from summit i have rusted after one week after being outside. not only do they look like ****, but it makes them harder to get off and i now have some decent scratches on the hood. so i'm looking to replace them with something of far better quality.
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Old 09-18-06, 01:31 PM
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The captured pins are the only way to go. Next car I build will use them for sure. If you don't want to buy a whole new set get some of the clevice type pins like are shown in the captured set. They're much easier to work with than the hair-pin type that are shown below.


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Old 09-18-06, 04:37 PM
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The one I have is similar to the bottom picture. Agreed taht they are a bit of a pain.
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You can buy the clevis pins at any good hardware or farm store. They make life a bunch easier.
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Old 09-19-06, 08:10 AM
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Old 09-19-06, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by DarkKnightFC
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+1 they have got some pimp hood pins.
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Old 09-19-06, 11:06 AM
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They are nice but at $86 for 2, ouch! My fiberglass hood would require 4. Dzus fasteners are areo and cheap by comparison.

I have 4 of the clevis style on the shelf, I'm still trying to decide to go dzus or use them on my current build.
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Old 09-19-06, 07:56 PM
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I have the aero installed on my hood, very nice peices, also helps so you dont forget to latch the hood pins. Ive seen it before, smashed windsheild arent any good
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Old 09-19-06, 08:05 PM
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i have that style hoodpin. they are aluminum. hard to get a rivet in the slider part though.. had to powder coat them because strangely one of them faded
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is there any way to lock these things? my hood weighs next to nothing and requires 4 pins to hold it on. im worried about someone stealing the hood and/or stuff from the engine bay.
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nevermind^^ i had not looked at aerocatch yet. they have nice ****
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