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    Hood pins

    Lookin to install hood pins any suggestions of what kind please post pics thanks!

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    Hood pins

    None! Your car looks great the way it is. =)

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    Thanks but the hood latch is pissing me off just done with it lol

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    Hood pins

    I hear ya. What do you think of these?
    http://www.deftracing.com/aerocatch_hood_pins/index.htm

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    Hmm not a fan. Was lookin at the ringbrothers pins unsure though

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    I used Aerocatches on my Firebird.....I like them, nothing to catch on anything, positive lock and key lockable (optional). I also like that they're very much like a cowl lock on an aircraft.

    Regards,
    Leigh

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    1971 Firebird 455

    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...Project/page27

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    I just actually installed these yesterday. Real easy to install, more of a traditional look, Hotchkiss 1760.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lutzy View Post
    I just actually installed these yesterday. Real easy to install, more of a traditional look, Hotchkiss 1760.

    Those look great, did they come with the lanyards because yours look different than what Hotchkis has on their site. I was looking at Ring Brothers too, but they don't respond to emails for some reason?

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    Just cheap mr.gasket cables from jegs. I used black shrink wrap on the d rings and metal crimp on the lanyards so there wouldn't be a risk on scratching. Heres the cables. http://www.jegs.com/i/Mr.+Gasket/720/1213/10002/-1

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    Sweet, I dig it.

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    Lutzy's look nice for an updated classic look. I plan to go with an aerocatch style.
    Stephen

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    I like the aerocatch style but not the plastic,was lucky and found these aluminum ones.

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    Where did you find the aluminum ones from?

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    Got them online from bings.ca he was really good and quick to deal with.

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    Hidden pins on my 67 impala
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    question

    I can't seem to find the site where you got the aluminum hood pins. Would you happen to have a link or have a contact for the person that made them.



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    I like the idea of hidden pins. Has anyone else done this? How do you latch them?
    1969 Camaro

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    Maybe you can fab your own ? Since "G" bodies do have an inside hood release .You might use that as starting point .And maybe the aviation. or race cars as well.