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Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL #118375 Mar 7, 10:37am Mar 7, 10:37am
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118376 Mar 7, 11:05am Mar 7, 11:05am
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Are you gonna use hoodpins or not?


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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118377 Mar 7, 11:21am Mar 7, 11:21am
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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...

Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: skdmorse] #118378 Mar 7, 11:23am Mar 7, 11:23am
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: skdmorse] #118379 Mar 7, 11:26am Mar 7, 11:26am
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118380 Mar 7, 12:48pm Mar 7, 12:48pm
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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118381 Mar 7, 12:50pm Mar 7, 12:50pm
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: tony] #118382 Mar 7, 12:57pm Mar 7, 12:57pm
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: element_celica] #118383 Mar 7, 1:16pm Mar 7, 1:16pm
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118384 Mar 7, 1:33pm Mar 7, 1:33pm
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: tony] #118385 Mar 7, 1:57pm Mar 7, 1:57pm
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: tony] #118386 Mar 7, 2:33pm Mar 7, 2:33pm
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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

Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: drkramm] #118387 Mar 7, 4:19pm Mar 7, 4:19pm
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: IcEd blUe] #118388 Mar 7, 4:22pm Mar 7, 4:22pm
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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.

Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118389 Mar 7, 4:28pm Mar 7, 4:28pm
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I ordered some locking ones off of e-bay!!!


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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118390 Mar 7, 4:41pm Mar 7, 4:41pm
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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

Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118391 Mar 7, 4:51pm Mar 7, 4:51pm
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118392 Mar 7, 5:41pm Mar 7, 5:41pm
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get the ring kind

anything else and its crap

Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118393 Mar 7, 7:27pm Mar 7, 7:27pm
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sparco Hood pins will be your best bet - or something similar

Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: tony] #118394 Mar 7, 7:44pm Mar 7, 7:44pm
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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.

Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118395 Mar 7, 8:25pm Mar 7, 8:25pm
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Definitely hoodpins. I've heard so many times where the Hood flew open and cracked bad


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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: Sik_Wit_It] #118396 Mar 7, 8:32pm Mar 7, 8:32pm
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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.

Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118398 Mar 7, 9:17pm Mar 7, 9:17pm
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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118399 Mar 7, 9:47pm Mar 7, 9:47pm
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Heres the pins I got!!! And yeah, do I need a special drill bit??


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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118400 Mar 7, 9:50pm Mar 7, 9:50pm
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Forgot the damned link!! pins


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Well??? What do you guys think?


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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118402 Mar 8, 5:43am Mar 8, 5:43am
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IMO, should of gone with Sparco

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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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Re: Carbon Fiber HOOD INSTALL [Re: saspence22] #118404 Mar 8, 1:21pm Mar 8, 1:21pm
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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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I went with sparco grin


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