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Mar 7, 10:37am - #118375 
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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Mar 7, 11:05am - #118376 
Are you gonna use hoodpins or not?


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Mar 7, 11:21am - #118377 
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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Mar 7, 11:23am - #118378 
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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Mar 7, 11:26am - #118379 
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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Mar 7, 12:48pm - #118380 
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Mar 7, 12:50pm - #118381 
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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Mar 7, 12:57pm - #118382 
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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Mar 7, 1:16pm - #118383 
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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Mar 7, 1:33pm - #118384 
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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Mar 7, 1:57pm - #118385 
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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Mar 7, 2:33pm - #118386 
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


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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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Mar 7, 4:19pm - #118387 
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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Mar 7, 4:22pm - #118388 
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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Mar 7, 4:28pm - #118389 
I ordered some locking ones off of e-bay!!!


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Mar 7, 4:41pm - #118390 
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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Mar 7, 4:51pm - #118391 
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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Mar 7, 5:41pm - #118392 
get the ring kind

anything else and its crap

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Mar 7, 7:27pm - #118393 
sparco Hood pins will be your best bet - or something similar

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Mar 7, 7:44pm - #118394 
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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Mar 7, 8:25pm - #118395 
Definitely hoodpins. I've heard so many times where the Hood flew open and cracked bad


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Mar 7, 8:32pm - #118396 
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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Mar 7, 8:35pm - #118397 
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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Mar 7, 9:17pm - #118398 
do you need a certain drill bit and will it splinter when putting in the Hood pins?


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Mar 7, 9:47pm - #118399 
Heres the pins I got!!! And yeah, do I need a special drill bit??


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Mar 7, 9:50pm - #118400 
Forgot the damned link!! pins


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Mar 8, 5:18am - #118401 
Well??? What do you guys think?


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Mar 8, 5:43am - #118402 
you care what we think laughsilly

IMO, should of gone with Sparco

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Mar 8, 1:16pm - #118403 
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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Mar 8, 1:21pm - #118404 
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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Mar 8, 1:22pm - #118405 
I went with sparco grin


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