What are hood pins used for?

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Back in the day hood pins were used to lock the hood down as some people removed the latch. It allowed for a quick way to open and close the hood. The latch mechanism may have been in the way or someone just shaved off as much weight as possible by tossing the latch system. Today they are used mostly for looks outside of true hot rod enthusiasts.
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A hood pin is a pin designed to hold the hood of a vehicle closed. ChaCha!
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1. Pop the hood and locate the core support. It's the large object that the headlights and radiator mount to. Locate a spot on the core support where you can mount the hood pins.
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If the hood don't come the the lock like the metal piece to lock it in. or carbon fiber hoods.
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