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Old 10-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
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So I've been searching for hood pin pics with no success.... I want to get access to the hood catch are for a duct, so I've been thinking about pinning the hood. Never pinned one before. Where do people put the pins?
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So I've been searching for hood pin pics with no success.... I want to get access to the hood catch are for a duct, so I've been thinking about pinning the hood. Never pinned one before. Where do people put the pins?
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Mine are about 3-4" in from the headlights. see pic. Realistically you could use the holes where the rubber bumpstops were too.

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On my FM hood I had the pins behind the headlights, the side closest to the fenders. There's a spot on the inside fender that's pretty much perfect for them.
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Thanks guys. Now I just need to grow a pair and drill holes in my hood.
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newbsauce made me do his....
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newbsauce made me do his....
The one's that failed? Or their replacements?
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the failure was due to the hardware.
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the failure was due to the hardware.
I see..I never heard the reasoning behind the failure, just knew I was more pissed off when the hood hit the windshield than newb was, never seen somebody brush something like that off so easily...
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that's how we roll son.
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I used the rubber bumper holes inside of the headlights, although I had to drill them out a bit. Put some paint on the top, gently close hood, drill through paint, repeat. Do this one pin at a time. I choose that location because it seemed like the holes above the headlights would allow for too much lift in the front.
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