Discussion in 'Challenger Exterior Modifications Forum' started by Dunamis88, Jan 7, 2013.
Looking to install hood pins...any advice?
Why, you afraid the hoods going to pop off?
Hood pins look cool and very "old school." However, I would avoid installing lanyards. They rub against the paint and, eventually, will wear it off. How do I know? It happened on my 1971 'Cuda.
You may get around this by installing 3M protective vinyl on the edge of the hood. Amazon sells small sheets for around $10. Or, as an alternative, you can install fake stick-on hood pins.
I like the 3M tape idea. Good advice.
Why do the fake stick on, when y0ou can install actual hood pins?
I have a T/A 392 and I will be putting the hood pins on it; its a matter of how the original T/A looked.
I am using fake hood pins myself.
But, the down side is that the company that makes then does a CRAPPY job of paint quality.
The paint kept chipping and peeling too easily.
I got tired of touching them up!
The solution is below!
My '70 Challenger had factory hood pins. I am considering having them added to my 2016 R/T. BTW....That '70 T/A is absolutely badass. Dodge only made less than 3000 of them, just enough to see one every now and then, back in the day.
I just bought a 2017 TA 392 and I am considering putting the lanyards on but I am concerned about the paint getting scuffed up over time. These lanyards are coated but, I suspect they will damage the paint. Thoughts?
I'm on the same boat as you are; I also have a '17 T/A and i also want to add the pins, but my concern is the paint rubbing from the lanyards. Yes, they're coated, but there will still be ruboff on the paint.
Either install the hood pins without the lanyards or cover the area where they make contact with the edge of the hood with clear 3M protective tape.
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