Horse Sense - 66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion

66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion

  1. March 18 2014 Hood Pins

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    It's been a while since my last update ,the weather is finally clearing up .
    I bought the hood pin kit from Stang-Aholics ,it's a Scott Drake kit in stainless steel and it is nice . The pins bolt into the hood bumper bracket ,you need to drill them out to 1/2 inch first .The hood bumper then moves to the first fender mounting bolt hole .I just screwed the cable for the pin clips right beside the hood bumper mount.
    I used my hole saw kit and drilled a 3/4 inch hole top and bottom of the hood for the pins . the top plate is only slightly larger than the pin so it covers the hole in the hood ,it makes it easier to align the pin this way .
    After it is painted i will pop rivet the plates on ,for now i used the stainless sheet metal screws that came with the pin kit. ALWAYS drill a pilot hole before you run a screw into fiberglass ,if it breaks off it will not be easy to remove and it will keep the fiberglass from chipping around the screw.
    The pins fit great and look good . _MG_4396.JPG _MG_4397.JPG
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