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saspence22 Mar 7, 5:37pm - #118375 

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Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL

Has anyone installed a Carbon Fiber Hood or did you have the bodyshop do it?? Is it hard or no? Thanks.

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Evan Mar 7, 6:05pm - #118376 

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Are you gonna use hoodpins or not?

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skdmorse Mar 7, 6:21pm - #118377 

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I had a body shop do it. I think a lot of the bad things you hear about Carbon Fiber hoods is just because the person that put it on didn't know what they were doing... Just be safe and have a professional do it...
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Evan Mar 7, 6:23pm - #118378 

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Originally Posted by skdmorse
I had a body shop do it. I think a lot of the bad things you hear about Carbon Fiber hoods is just because the person that put it on didn't know what they were doing... Just be safe and have a professional do it...


Personally, I would have a shop do it as well.

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saspence22 Mar 7, 6:26pm - #118379 

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I wasnt gonna use Hood-pins. Should I?? It comes with a latch. It doesnt seem that hard to put them on..

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saspence22 Mar 7, 7:48pm - #118380 

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tony Mar 7, 7:50pm - #118381 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
I wasnt gonna use hood-pins. Should I?? It comes with a latch. It doesnt seem that hard to put them on..


Don't take a chance. Use hoodpins.

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element_celica Mar 7, 7:57pm - #118382 

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you paid a shop to install a Hood?????

i installed the Hood within 10 minutes with my dad's help holding the Hood up.

and then installing the hoodpins took me like 30-45 minutes because i was checking and double checking where i was going to drill and then i cleaned it up with a dremel tool.

its easy.. just take your time drilling thru the carbon fiber Hood.

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saspence22 Mar 7, 8:16pm - #118383 

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Originally Posted by element_celica
you paid a shop to install a Hood?????

i installed the Hood within 10 minutes with my dad's help holding the Hood up.

and then installing the hoodpins took me like 30-45 minutes because i was checking and double checking where i was going to drill and then i cleaned it up with a dremel tool.

its easy.. just take your time drilling thru the carbon fiber hood.


Howd you mark where to drill?? Is there a certain procedure to do that??

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drkramm Mar 7, 8:33pm - #118384 
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get the Hood to where you like it (fitted properly) then prop it up and drill holes in car for pins (not Hood yet) get the pins in to place then get some clay lil pices will do and stick them on top of the pins then clsoe the Hood open the Hood and there ya go clay left marks for where to drill

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Evan Mar 7, 8:57pm - #118385 

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Originally Posted by tony
Originally Posted by saspence22
I wasnt gonna use hood-pins. Should I?? It comes with a latch. It doesnt seem that hard to put them on..


Don't take a chance. Use hoodpins.

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IcEd blUe Mar 7, 9:33pm - #118386 

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Originally Posted by tony
Originally Posted by saspence22
I wasnt gonna use hood-pins. Should I?? It comes with a latch. It doesnt seem that hard to put them on..


Don't take a chance. Use hoodpins.


yea deffinetly ,the $25 investment for Hood pins is worth it


and

install is easy as poo if you have a friend or two to hold it while you tighten the bolts to make it easier

hoodpins can be done yourself easily too if you can use a drill
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element_celica Mar 7, 11:19pm - #118387 

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Originally Posted by drkramm

get the hood to where you like it (fitted properly) then prop it up and drill holes in car for pins (not hood yet) get the pins in to place then get some clay lil pices will do and stick them on top of the pins then clsoe the hood open the hood and there ya go clay left marks for where to drill


this works too, but i used paint , you can also use white out, make sure you have a good amount of blob of paint/white out on the end of the Hood pin rods.
do a search of where to drill in the frame for the Hood pins.
make sure the Hood pin rods stick out enough so that it will touch the Hood when you lower the Hood down on it, tighten the rods down a little but keep them loose, and then drill the Hood where the pins left the paint mark. first you want to drill a small pilot hole and double check again by lowering the Hood back down on the Hood pin rods w/ paint on the tip.
and then keep drilling and keep double checking to make sure the Hood pins line up with your drilled holes. clean up the hole w/ a dremel tool and adjust the height of the rods so they stick out just enough for the slot to be used by the other half of the Hood pin (the part you bolt onto the top of the Hood with the small ring and locking pin).then bolt that down to the Hood.
if the Hood pin rods(bolted to the frame) is off by a little just bend it a bit.

sorry if it's a little confusing, just do a search on google for an installation guide and also use the ecelica guide

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Speed4TheNeed Mar 7, 11:22pm - #118388 

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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by tony
Originally Posted by saspence22
I wasnt gonna use hood-pins. Should I?? It comes with a latch. It doesnt seem that hard to put them on..


Don't take a chance. Use hoodpins.


yea deffinetly ,the $25 investment for Hood pins is worth it


and

install is easy as poo if you have a friend or two to hold it while you tighten the bolts to make it easier

hoodpins can be done yourself easily too if you can use a drill


ditto. you should not have a carbon fiber Hood without hoodpins. besides possibly losing your investment, it's dangerous for both you and the people driving around you.

if you do not install hoodpins, do everyone (and yourself) a favor and do not go onto a freeway or reach high speeds. i can't say enough how dangerous it is.
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saspence22 Mar 7, 11:28pm - #118389 

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I ordered some locking ones off of e-bay!!!

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Speed4TheNeed Mar 7, 11:41pm - #118390 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
I ordered some locking ones off of e-bay!!!


sweet..it'll do you good (plus be much safer) thumbsup
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element_celica Mar 7, 11:51pm - #118391 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
I ordered some locking ones off of e-bay!!!


alot of hot rod drivers say the locking Hood pins don't do much to hold down the Hood idunno

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IcEd blUe Mar 8, 12:41am - #118392 

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get the ring kind

anything else and its crap
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Sultan Mar 8, 2:27am - #118393 

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sparco Hood pins will be your best bet - or something similar
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se7enmodgt20 Mar 8, 2:44am - #118394 
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Originally Posted by tony
Originally Posted by saspence22
I wasnt gonna use hood-pins. Should I?? It comes with a latch. It doesnt seem that hard to put them on..


Don't take a chance. Use hoodpins.
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Sik_Wit_It Mar 8, 3:25am - #118395 

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Definitely hoodpins. I've heard so many times where the Hood flew open and cracked bad

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Speed4TheNeed Mar 8, 3:32am - #118396 

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Originally Posted by Sik_Wit_It
Definitely hoodpins. I've heard so many times where the hood flew open and cracked bad


which is actually a best-case scenario. think of being highspeed on a freeway having your Hood ripped off and flying into another car...it gets much, much worse

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Just have a shop install it and put hoodpins on. Whats it gonna cost maybe 75 bucks. If you do it you could scratch it or mess up putting hoodpins in and have holes in your new Hood.
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Spencer Mar 8, 4:17am - #118398 

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do you need a certain drill bit and will it splinter when putting in the Hood pins?

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saspence22 Mar 8, 4:47am - #118399 

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Heres the pins I got!!! And yeah, do I need a special drill bit??

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saspence22 Mar 8, 4:50am - #118400 

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Forgot the damned link!! pins

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saspence22 Mar 8, 12:18pm - #118401 

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Well??? What do you guys think?

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v3n0m Mar 8, 12:43pm - #118402 

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IMO, should of gone with Sparco
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Evan Mar 8, 8:16pm - #118403 

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I like these better. In fact, I ordered a pair myself:

http://nextcollection.com/html/ORD-Auto~Styling-Hood~Pin-No-277-none.cfm
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element_celica Mar 8, 8:21pm - #118404 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
Heres the pins I got!!! And yeah, do I need a special drill bit??


no, just make sure you drill a pilot hole first

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fastceli2001 Mar 8, 8:22pm - #118405 

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I went with sparco grin

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