Sparco Hood pins

[5/16/2001] Reviewed by: Jesse Lee -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 +

Sparco hood pins; $23 from All aluminum construction w/ stainless sheet metal screws. Anodized blue (comes in other colors too)-the quality of the finish is not too good, despite the name-brand. Probably no better than the generics. 1 screw and anchor was missing from the package.

Here's how I installed these: 1. Remove hood latch 2. Remove the front pair of rubber bumpers 3. drill holes in the rubber bumpers to pass the hood pins through. shorten the bumpers by trimming the ledge off the big end. 4. bolt hood pin w/ drilled bumper back into the holes vacated by the bumpers. 5. roughly set the height of the pins by looking at the neighboring light covers. Then tighten the pins! 7. dab some grease onto the tips of the pins. Let the hood down gently. The grease will mark the hood for drilling. 8. drill through the bottom layer of the hood. shape hole to fit w/ dremel. 9. Repeat the grease trick. 10. drill through the top layer and shape with dremel 11. Once both layers are drilled and shaped properly. Set the height of the hood pins again. 12. position the top latch plate, mark and drill. Install w/ the small sheetmetal screws. No need to use those anchors.

I still need to come up w/ some springs to pop the hood up once I release the clips. Please let me know if you know how to rig this. Overall installing hoodpins is a very tedious business. Next time I'll go with fake stick on hood pins for sure!

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

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