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Old 04-23-2012, 09:15 AM
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Should I keep my hood pins

I have a 1978 Trans Am project car that I have been working on for some time. Some time in its history somebody installed hood pins. Should I keep the pins or should I get rid of them.
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I have a 1978 Trans Am project car that I have been working on for some time. Some time in its history somebody installed hood pins. Should I keep the pins or should I get rid of them.
Two things to consider here.
1. Does the hood latch work properly?
2. Do you like the looks of the hood pins?

If you answered "yes" to question #1 and "no" to question #2, get rid of them.
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X2 it's really your call what do you like.



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The latch does work. I was looking at the locking hood pins. Do i have to drill bigger holes for them if I were to buy them?
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If you like the old school look go for em, I've always like hood pins, but my family use to race hobby stocks and Pro Ams so that's probably why...

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So is it currently using pins and the latch?

If so I would say its your call, but if I had to choose, I would go latch or locking pins. I have hood pins on my GTO because the latch is just gone and honestly, it bothers me because any body walking by could just open up the hood. Luckily, I have a garage now, but when I was younger and didn't, I sure lost sleep over it.
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Would locking pins fit right into the existing holes, or would I have to drill out the holes bigger?
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Would locking pins fit right into the existing holes, or would I have to drill out the holes bigger?
The only way to tell is if you have the lockers in hand and compare. No big deal if the holes need to be opened - a Unibit and ten minutes will 'cure' that
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hood pins and a latch are like wearing a belt and suspenders.
choose one or never open your hood again at a show
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