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toyotatuner Mar 12, 10:50am - #601 

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Help with hood pins

if anyone has pics of a set of Hood pins installed it would help me out...i'm stumped!

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isaac Mar 12, 11:02am - #602 
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have a quick search for "Hood PINS" in the photo gallery...
https://www.celicahobby.com/photos/search/HOOD+PINS

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toyotatuner Mar 12, 11:10am - #603 

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i dont know where under the Hood to mount the pins. is any welding neccesary?

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isaac Mar 12, 11:40am - #604 
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nope, just drilling...

once you look at the Hood pins, you will see that its not that complicated to install them

I would suggest though, that you have this done by a professional body shop - since if you drill and make a mistake, it will cost a lot more money to fix that, then if it you were to just get it done professionally the first time around.

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but if you insist on installing them yourself...

1. Open Hood

2. mark exact location for where you want your Hood pins located

3. drill holes in the metal frame of your car... to pass the Hood pins through.

4. bolt Hood pins into the holes you just drilled.

5. roughly set the height of the pins by looking at the neighboring light covers. Then tighten the pins!

7. dab some grease onto the tips of the pins. Let the Hood down gently. The grease will mark the Hood for drilling.

8. drill through the bottom layer of the Hood. shape hole to fit with dremel.

9. Repeat the grease trick until everything is fit perfectly the way you want it.

10. drill through the top layer and shape with dremel

11. Once both layers are drilled and shaped properly. Set the height of the Hood pins again.

12. position the top latch plate, mark and drill. Install w/ the small sheet-metal screws.

A more detailed install for Celica is at...
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/36538/Hood-Pins-How-To-Install.html

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