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Occdoc Nov 28, 3:57am - #337049 
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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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ragingpaseo Nov 28, 4:31am - #337050 
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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...
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isaac Nov 28, 4:32am - #337051 
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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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skym Nov 28, 4:41am - #337052 
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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....
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ragingpaseo Nov 28, 4:44am - #337053 
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the weight for one thing...
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isaac Nov 28, 4:51am - #337054 
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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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eric_h Nov 28, 5:16am - #337055 

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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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Veilside Celica GTS Nov 28, 5:20am - #337056 

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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
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badceli Nov 28, 2:43pm - #337057 
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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.
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isaac Nov 28, 2:53pm - #337058 
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how about search "Hood pins" ??? grin
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badceli Nov 28, 3:12pm - #337059 
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Thanks isaac. I tried that. It brought me here. grin
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isaac Nov 28, 9:26pm - #337060 
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no shit rolleyes

and it also probably brought you to all these as well...
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qt1ncelica Nov 28, 9:54pm - #337061 

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^^^ hmmm.. we come on here for help and we cant ask a simple question..no wonder people critize you
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isaac Nov 28, 10:06pm - #337062 
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you got PM

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isaac Nov 29, 12:11am - #337063 
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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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2003cbgts Nov 29, 12:16am - #337064 

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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?
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qt1ncelica Nov 29, 12:36am - #337065 

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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
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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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i knew almost nothing about cars b4 coming a member of this website... my posts arent as high as most people being a member sence may of 03 because i read most of the time and just try and retain and understand what people are saying! i rarely ever post a topic unless i wanted to show off a new mod... thumbsup

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skym Nov 29, 6:03am - #337069 
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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

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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....
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Larry_GTS Nov 29, 6:06am - #337070 
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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
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skym Nov 29, 6:23am - #337071 
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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....
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bmw52786 Nov 29, 6:27am - #337072 

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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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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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skym Nov 29, 4:46pm - #337074 
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a stock Hood flew up? dang~ Never heard of that before...

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celicadragon Nov 29, 6:36pm - #337075 

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2003cbgts Nov 29, 6:54pm - #337076 

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and no harm done to the Hood if you let a shop do it?
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RookieGTS Nov 30, 7:14am - #337077 

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how much would a shop do it for? Around what price?
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isaac Nov 30, 7:23am - #337078 
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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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