Hood pins

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  1. grimreaper_72

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    anybody put hood pins on 96 Gt and if so do you have pics as were you mounted the studs thanks
     
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    Give me a minute. I'll go get some......
     
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    I removed the hood bump stops and drilled the holes out just enough for the pins to go through, dropped a nut through and held it with my finger. Then I took the pin with a nut on it, attached it to the bottom nut and then cranked down the top nut. I used tight rubber hose on the pins to replace the bump stop I removed. This location looks good to me, and it's easy because there's no measuring involved, everything is already there lined up perfect. Good luck
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    same thing for me except I don't like the look of traditional pin so I went with aerocatches.
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    Those look awesome. I've been considering the same for my Cobra R hood.
     
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    I like those [MENTION=11896]ttocs[/MENTION]! I think hood pins are fugly but they do serve a good purpose.
     
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    I'll 3rd the hogging out the holes for the hood bumpers. You can slip some heater hose over the pin to adjust the hood height after the fact. I recommend backing it up with a washer and putting loctite on the pins though, I had one of mine come loose on the freeway, could've been pretty ugly at 70+mph if the other side hadn't held.
     
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    I put them in my car when I bought my cowl hood. I had the cowl hood come up on the freeway on my Ranger going 75mph, so pins were the first thing I did after I got the hood for the Mustang. I put the pins in the adjuster holes on the core support and I put poly end link bushings over the pins to act as a bumper.
     
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    where's the best place to pick up a set of those black aerolatch style pins? My hood doesn't latch down super easy so I'm wanting a set to protect the hood/car/myself.
     
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    I got mine off of ebay. Be sure to take note if your getting the top or bottom mount. The ones I used were bottom mount and again unless your going to fill any spots where the hole was too big there is not room for error. Top mounts are much easier and only stick up a little from the hood.
     
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    Thanks. The ones you have look really clean. Do you know which brand they were? most of the ones i've seen have all of the mounting screws visible.
     
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    they are still aerocatch they are just the flush version. It will be hard to tell by the pics which is which. The only difference it the mounting flange on the flush version are maybe 1/8" below the top where the button is.
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...atch+flush.TRS0&_nkw=aerocatch+flush&_sacat=0



    not sure if you saw on my drive page but I show how I installed them if you like the flush mounts. I made a pattern with my router, for my router. If you know how to use a router its not hard to make the pattern but I am not using it and could sent it to you.

    https://driiive.com/ttocs/1994FordMustangGT/#!/timeline/2989
     
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    Thanks for the links and info. Nice job with the install. Looks like I'll need to pick up a router since I'm doubting a jigsaw can make that perfect of a cut. Looks super clean without all the bolt holes.