CF/Fiberglass Hood Rention

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    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    With those of you with either, what are you using for hood retention? I’m interested to see pin locations or fabrications for alternative pin locations.
     
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    I am a fan of aerocatch. I have used them on multiple other builds, and will be using them on my camaro when I get to that point. I am just personally not a fan of the more classic pin through the hood style unless it is a pure race car. Added benefit is aerocatch has a locking design, if you live in an area where that could be a worry.
     
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    I use quik latch retainers. Much easier than dzus or pins, and less likely to get forgotten.
     
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    I’m digging the Aero Catch look too. Anyone got pics of the pins and brackets?
     
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    I put a set in a Anvil CF Firebird hood. Here's a pic of pin location I used (custom aluminum core support). I strongly recommend using the stock center hood latch as well as pins OR some other type of mechanism to hold the center of the hood down. Pretty sure I have a pic of the top side showing the aerocatch somewhere, I'll keep looking.

    I've seen bad things happen at high speeds from not having the center held down. I had a fiberglass hood on my 74 Camaro bracket car. Previous owner didn't have the center held down and the hood bowed up in the center about a foot near the end of the drag strip cracking the gel coat badly.

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    If you look at the Roadster Shop 1970 Camaro race car "Rampage" has those type of hood hold downs.
     
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    You can use them with the stock holes in the core support but, they have to be installed sideways.
     
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    I've been thinking that hood pins in a stock steel hood just might add a little torsional stiffness to the front end (which needs all it can get) if they are strong and tight. These hoods are deeply sculptured and double paneled, so I figure they are fairly stiff. They weigh around 70 or so pounds so it would be nice if they did something besides just sit there. Just a thought.
     
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    Here is a video on Areocatch. It is a 3rd gen, but the same idea.
     
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    Good video. I don't see why you would do this for a steel hood though. It looks good up top, but looks horrible on the bottom.
     

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