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Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood #337049 Nov 27, 7:57pm Nov 27, 7:57pm
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Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood
I'm thinking about replacing my stock Hood with a Carbon Fiber Hood. Do I need to get Hood pins or not? How important are they and what are pros/cons? How difficult are they to install? wave

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Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: Occdoc] #337050 Nov 27, 8:31pm Nov 27, 8:31pm
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yes, get them Hood pins, you don't want to have your nice new c/f Hood flip up to your windshield while you doing 80mph down the interstate...

Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: Occdoc] #337051 Nov 27, 8:32pm Nov 27, 8:32pm
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they only cost about $30... if you think you life is worth less than $30, then you probably dont need them grin

this topic has been discussed numerious times...


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Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: isaac] #337052 Nov 27, 8:41pm Nov 27, 8:41pm
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why do stock stay and carbon fiber's pop up?


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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: skym] #337053 Nov 27, 8:44pm Nov 27, 8:44pm
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the weight for one thing...

Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: ragingpaseo] #337054 Nov 27, 8:51pm Nov 27, 8:51pm
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plus there is a difference between an entire metal piece (with welding)... and a single metal hook attached to a large fiberglass piece using bondo to attach the two.

metal welding is much stronger than fiberglass & bondo


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Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: isaac] #337055 Nov 27, 9:16pm Nov 27, 9:16pm
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^^ word up. even if it claims to have a latch it can stil break. there have been peopel on here before that have had that happen. either 30 dollars for hoodpins or another 500 plus for your windshield


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Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: eric_h] #337056 Nov 27, 9:20pm Nov 27, 9:20pm
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I got Hood pins after a friend of mine brought his Celica over and showed me a huge crack in his windshield from his Hood flying up, doing only 30 mph... It's worth it after spending that much $$$ on a Hood. thumbsup

Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: Veilside Celica GTS] #337057 Nov 28, 6:43am Nov 28, 6:43am
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I was wondering the same thing because the used Carbon Fiber Hood I bought was on a car and she didn't have Hood pins.
If it has been discussed before, us new guys wouldn't know. So we need to ask.

Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: badceli] #337058 Nov 28, 6:53am Nov 28, 6:53am
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how about search "Hood pins" ??? grin

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Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: isaac] #337059 Nov 28, 7:12am Nov 28, 7:12am
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Thanks isaac. I tried that. It brought me here. grin

Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: badceli] #337060 Nov 28, 1:26pm Nov 28, 1:26pm
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no shit rolleyes

and it also probably brought you to all these as well...
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Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: isaac] #337061 Nov 28, 1:54pm Nov 28, 1:54pm
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^^^ hmmm.. we come on here for help and we cant ask a simple question..no wonder people critize you

Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: qt1ncelica] #337062 Nov 28, 2:06pm Nov 28, 2:06pm
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Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: qt1ncelica] #337063 Nov 28, 4:11pm Nov 28, 4:11pm
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Originally Posted by qt1ncelica

^^^ hmmm.. we come on here for help and we cant ask a simple question..no wonder people critize you


I actually don't see anyone criticizing me... and if there are those that do, they don't do it to my face

Moving on... I've rewritten the HOODPINS INSTALL GUIDE with much more detail and several more pictures - for those who would like to tackle the installation on their own thumbsup

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f5_135181_0_collapsed_5__1.html


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Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: isaac] #337064 Nov 28, 4:16pm Nov 28, 4:16pm
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im def gettin hoodpins for mine, but as long as i have a shop drill them , it shouldnt cause my Hood damage right? like maybe make small cracks or somthing in it?

Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: isaac] #337065 Nov 28, 4:36pm Nov 28, 4:36pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by qt1ncelica
^^^ hmmm.. we come on here for help and we cant ask a simple question..no wonder people critize you


I actually don't see anyone criticizing me... and if there are those that do, they don't do it to my face

Moving on... I've rewritten the HOODPINS INSTALL GUIDE with much more detail and several more pictures - for those who would like to tackle the installation on their own thumbsup

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f5_135181_0_collapsed_5__1.html
i'm sure they dont.. but thanks for pming me and then posting it on here thumbsdown

Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: qt1ncelica] #337066 Nov 28, 8:32pm Nov 28, 8:32pm
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anyone who criticizes isaac is a freakin DUMBASS... this is the best celica website around... if you cant do a simple thing like search for a simple topic as this one your a bigger dumbass...

there are thousands of members to this site and a lot more would back up isaac then just about any other member... so again i say you are a dumbass if you criticize someone as knowledgable as isaac and also powerful enough to kick your ass off the website...

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^^^ i agree. no other website comes close to this one. id be lost without it no shit. ecelica thumbsup

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Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: bmw52786] #337069 Nov 28, 10:03pm Nov 28, 10:03pm
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This website is the best hands down. All the people in here are great too. Thanks people! And of course Isaac! thumbsup


Quote:
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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: skym] #337070 Nov 28, 10:06pm Nov 28, 10:06pm
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I love this site , its great. Some people just get mad because they are stupid and try to take it out on people wink

Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: Larry_GTS] #337071 Nov 28, 10:23pm Nov 28, 10:23pm
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On this ebay item it says it doesn't need the Hood pins...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...;category=33646

Are Hood pins just a recommendation?


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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: skym] #337072 Nov 28, 10:27pm Nov 28, 10:27pm
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Originally Posted by skym
On this ebay item it says it doesn't need the Hood pins...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...;category=33646

Are hood pins just a recommendation?


yes, a very very highly remcommend item though when a Hood is purchased... like they said the aftermarket Hood usually latches on to the stock latch but sometimes wont be stong enough so hoodpins are highly recommended!


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Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: bmw52786] #337073 Nov 29, 8:08am Nov 29, 8:08am
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i would get them anyway... my friend was doing burnouts... and his stock Hood flew up and hit his windshield... (after he took off of course) but anyway... they're just a safety feature you're gonna want to have... unless you're a pokey driver... then i guess it would be okay.. haha


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a stock Hood flew up? dang~ Never heard of that before...


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and no harm done to the Hood if you let a shop do it?

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how much would a shop do it for? Around what price?

Re: Hood Pins for Carbon Fiber hood [Re: RookieGTS] #337078 Nov 29, 11:23pm Nov 29, 11:23pm
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
how much would a shop do it for? Around what price?


From...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f5_135181_0_collapsed_5__1.html


"Professional installation may cost from $15 to $35, and can be done at most speed-shop w/garage in about 15 minutes."


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