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.
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    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.
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    The pins fit great and look good . _MG_4396.JPG _MG_4397.JPG
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