Scott Drake Stainless Steel Deluxe Hood Pin Kit for all 1965-1973 Mustangs.Whether you're upgrading to a fiberglass hood or you desire that true muscle car look on a factory steel hood. Scott Drake's Stainless Steel Deluxe Hood Pin Kit is sure to fit the bill for your Mustang! The kit includes all stainless steel components that will last for years to come.
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*A hood pin kit is strongly recommended for all aftermarket fiberglass hoods.
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how long are the cables in this kit also are the cables covered with vinyl ? Scott Drake: C5ZZ-16892-SSK hood pin kit . thank you
I have a 1967 mustang and if i install the hood pin kit where would be an ideal place to put a hole for the wire under the hood so it doesnt move around
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Scott Drake lists there stainless steel deluxe hood pins kit for 64 through 73 mustangs as pretty much a generic part that will fit on any car where you can use a four inch tall pin. The kit includes a pair of the stainless steel pins, stainless steel plates and screws for the hood service itself as well as a pair of lanyards.
For this installation you'll need a half inch wrench, three quarter wrench, small flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, marker, drill, couple small pilot bits, half inch bit or uni-bit, five eighth or uni-bit, and safety glasses.
Being the hood pins are a universal kit you can pretty much mount them wherever you want. We've seen a lot of people pretty much any where across the radiator support. The place I like to put them though are actually right here. We found by removing the factory hood bumpers here, you'll put the pins right in place there, use a small rubber spacer, it works as a bumper and a hood pin at the same time.
We'll start by removing the factory hood bumper. We'll also remove the J clip. We'll open up the factory hole to half an inch. Then we're going to loosely install the hood pin so we can get an idea of where to drill the actual hood. We'll pull it down and see where the hood pin touches. The nice thing about using the spot with the hood bumper is there's going to be a flat section on the hood designed for the bumper, so it puts you in the neighborhood already. I'm going to draw a dot in the middle of where our outline was and then drill a pilot hole.
I should mention, in the case of our hood, this is a raw fiberglass hood. It has not been painted, prepped or anything yet so we're not worrying about the service or the finish. If your hood is painted you do want to put some body shop tape down before you do the drilling just to protect the paint. In this case it's not a concern since the hood is going to be painted later anyway.
Now we have a pilot hole, we're going to drill our actual half inch hole for our pin from the top. Since we're using a uni-bit I'm going to open up the bottom as well. I'm going to test this just to make sure everything lines up. Don't close the hood on it. As you see we're lined pretty much perfectly. What we want to do here is on both sides, we actually want to open the hole up just a little bit more. We have the plate to cover the top and the bottom, we just want to go a little bit bigger because of the angle of the pin if it's a real tight fit the pin can get stuck.
Now we can close it. I'm going to grab the plate and the gasket. Put them down over top and mark the holes. Drill four small pilot holes. Put the plate back down and screw it down. Now we're going to adjust the hood. This part here might take a few tries just to get it right. Which you want to do is able to get the pin in. You want it to be tight against but you don't want to have to force it. As you can see here it's actually too tall. I'm going to thread it in and adjust. That's pretty much perfect. Using the pin to hold it makes it easier to tighten it down. There you go, we're good.
Where you mount the lanyards is kind of personal preference. Some people simply screw them to the radiator support. You can pretty much put them wherever you want. What I found I like to do is actually put them in the grill support here. Use either the inner or the outer. You just have to open the hole up a little bit and they fit right underneath these. Now repeat the process on the other side.
While some people view hood pins as an aesthetic mod, I mean they even make fake stick on hood pins. Hood pins should be functional. The case of our Scott Drakes, it will do a great job of keeping our hood planted at higher speeds. You know what, they look pretty cool, too. Instillation wise, pretty straight forward. Should take you less than an hour, you'll be back on the road in no time.