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Do you like hood Pins or do you not?

Yes
23 (82.1%)
No
5 (17.9%)

Total Members Voted: 28

Voting closes: August 09, 2022, 02:11:56 PM

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« on: August 04, 2022, 02:11:56 PM »
Whats your thoughts, do you like them or pass?

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2022, 02:29:36 PM »
I like the look of them ,but at the end of the day itís your choice. Have fun

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2022, 02:32:53 PM »
I answered ďyesĒ but I donít normally attach the cables to the pins.   Even with the plastic covers on the cables, they started to scuff my hood paint, so now I leave them tucked in the grill.  I can always reattach the ends if Iím ever at a car show or whatever. 

The hood pins provide my secondary latching for the hood.   I donít use the 2nd latch normally mounted on the underside of the hood because Iíve had too many close calls with it gouging the top of my heads (ask BIGSHCLUNK about issue - it definitely left a mark on his noggin). 

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2022, 02:50:52 PM »
They are standard on all 70-71 Cudas, so if that's what you're working on I would say YES....otherwise it's your option.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2022, 03:03:46 PM »
She is a 70 and I have the kit.  Just bouncing back and forth on it really.

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2022, 04:21:59 PM »
IMO: On a Challenger the body lines on the hood really outline the hoodpins well. It's just a natural.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2022, 05:26:51 PM »
I also got rid of the " meat hook" by adding a T/A hood so they are mandatory equipment. ..... and they look cool IMO.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2022, 04:50:15 AM »
I like the look of the pins and cables.  But I have had a few younger people in the car that have asked why they are there,  "is your hood latch broken?"

I also got rid of the " meat hook" by adding a T/A hood so they are mandatory equipment. ..... and they look cool IMO.
So where do you  hang the trouble light then?  :cheers:
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2022, 09:26:40 AM »
I like the look of the pins and cables.  But I have had a few younger people in the car that have asked why they are there,  "is your hood latch broken?"

I also got rid of the " meat hook" by adding a T/A hood so they are mandatory equipment. ..... and they look cool IMO.
So where do you  hang the trouble light then?  :cheers:

Lol, I overheard a younger person at a car show after looking into my car say "I don't think I'd want a car that I HAD to carry around a fire extinguisher with me..."     

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2022, 01:17:12 PM »
Hood Pin 1
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2022, 01:18:19 PM »
Did the install of the hood pins last night.  Meat hook comes off tonight!

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2022, 05:41:08 PM »
I don't hate them, but they're not for me. I always viewed them as unnecessary bling.

Interesting, in 40+ years of owning several Challengers I've never had an issue with the hood latch and never heard it referred to as "the meat hook".  :dunno:

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2022, 07:17:27 PM »
I don't hate them, but they're not for me. I always viewed them as unnecessary bling.

Interesting, in 40+ years of owning several Challengers I've never had an issue with the hood latch and never heard it referred to as "the meat hook".  :dunno:
You haven't hit your head on it ? If so, you must be a lot shorter than most people or damn lucky !!

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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2022, 08:08:27 PM »
I really donít have a problem with my power bulge hood closing improperly. It pushes down quite well and closes with a click without slamming it down. So, doing away with the deadly hat grabber is not on the list. Back when I was looking for OE factory hood pins I was looking at a 318 Challenger some one had in their back yard. I noticed a flat hood with OE hood pins. The pin bezels were in very nice condition not all dented or scratched from using the hair pins. Everything was there pins, washers, bolts, bezels and bezel screws. It all cleaned up great with the only parts to be replaced were the lanyards. I removed all the pieces and he charged me $1.00 for everything. I was able to score on other parts off his car. I guess what blew me away was hood pins on a 318 car with flat hood,  Since then Iíve seen a few more.

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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2022, 09:55:43 PM »
It must be a pain to install the hood pin clips with no "meathook" latch installed. The pop-up spring would be pressing against the hood pin clips all the time unless you guys are getting rid of the spring. If you remove the spring, how do you get the hood to pop up?   :notsure:


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