Anyone else looking to install Hood Pins?

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  1. ATLHellcat

    ATLHellcat Gold Member

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    I love the look of old school hood pins on the Challenger and thinking that will be one of my first appearance mods after tinting the windows.

    Mopar Performance Challenger Hood Pin Kit - Black Finish - shopHEMI.com

    Has anybody else installed them on their current Chally or putting them on the Hellcat? Did you install them yourself or have a body shop do it? Thinking I'd have a good body shop do it as I my hands would probably shake drilling a hole into my brand new cars hood. ;)
     
  2. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Those are pretty nice and should look good

    I have two Cudas with them and I don't feel the need to have them on the Hellcat.

    On a 1970 Barracuda if you add one like the Cuda models you need, not only the pin set but the bracket.
    Year One made the pin set but no brackets for years. So what I am saying is look at how the pins mount into the car. If you screw up the hole in the hood the large black plate will cover it up. Its really pretty easy to do.

    I had one original shaker hood with the holes and one that was a repro shaker hood and had to drill the hole in a new reproduction hood. The shaker hood is not a cheap date either.

    Measure twice drill once
     
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    Not on the factory hood...
     
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    Yes, the fact that it's an aluminum hood also...if you hose it up, just any body shop can't fix it. It will take someone skilled with a TIG rig because I'm sure that is very thin material for the skin, or the cost of a replacement hood.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    What do you figure a new hood cost?
     
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    Ummm, No way I'm putting holes in the hood of my hellcat, I had hood pins on my cobra, they were a pain to deal with, I.E it was never in a garage, so there was rust issues
     
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  7. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Aluminum hoods won't rust but I agree they are a pain on the 70s cars
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't the hood pins and the part that connects on the hood rust? I have seen lots of cars around here like that because it is so damp here!o_O
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    They are chrome and stainless steel ( polished ) on my 70 Cuda but that car has never seen rain since my ground up restoration
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Sweeeeeet! A ride of that caliber shouldn't have to play in the rain! I wish my Hellbaby didn't have to play in the rain. It has been fun testing the boundaries of horsepower to wet road ratio and determining what I can legitimately get away with...:D
     
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    you know what does rust???
    the crappy little plastic coated cable that connects the hood pin with the safety pin ( or what ever you call it )
    it rusts under the plastic coating. But you can pick up the little cables for cheap
     
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    I have the fancy window wiper motor and switch and wire harness but that is the only thing that does not work on the car ( wipers ) you know what I don't care.
     
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    Nice find. I want some.
     
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    I've been thinking about doing this. I'm doing things like the Wannagofast half mile shootout and taking the car up over 150mph. It might be nice to have that extra bit of protection to keep the hood on. I'm not sure if any of you saw that video of the guy doing the full mile and taking the Hellcat over 170, but in the video you can clearly see the hood flexing like crazy at that speed. Plus they just look cool.
     
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    I thought about them but was concerned the cable would rub the paint. Also too chicken to drill the holes after I got my baby. Conservative by nature.
     

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