Hood Pins

Discussion in 'Challenger Exterior Modifications Forum' started by Dunamis88, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Dunamis88

    Dunamis88 Member

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    Looking to install hood pins...any advice?:signs1:
     
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    Why, you afraid the hoods going to pop off?
     
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    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.
     
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    I like the 3M tape idea. Good advice.
     
  5. Sablelieger

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    Why do the fake stick on, when y0ou can install actual hood pins?

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    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.

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  6. soonercruiser

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    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!
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.

    *le sigh*
     
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    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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