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Old 04-23-2011, 11:49 AM   #35
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In the early 1st gen camaros, the hood pins were designed to keep people from getting under their hood. Anyone could pop the hood. Now with the newer cars, the hood is unlatched from inside the car, then released from the outside.

I see the concept of having the retro look of the hood pins, but its not my cup of tea. This is the 5th Gen and not the 1st gen. Your car, if it makes you happy. Right on.
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I thought hood pins originated in the late 60s or early 70s for aftermarket light weight fiberglass hoods as a precaution to keep the hood latch from breaking loose and having the hood fly up during racing at hight speeds.
Anyone else no the history??
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:38 PM   #36
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I thought hood pins originated in the late 60s or early 70s for aftermarket light weight fiberglass hoods as a precaution to keep the hood latch from breaking loose and having the hood fly up during racing at hight speeds.
Anyone else no the history??
thats what I thought too or atleast somthing a long those lines... protect yo windshield! I dont see how a couple pins and 2 wires would prevent anyone from getting under your hood.. 2 snips from cable cutters wont prevent somone from getting to what they want.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:38 PM   #37
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When I was a kid they were using chains rapped around the hood latch with a padlock to secure the hoods. Whenever we would see a hot car going down the road a little bit of the chain dangling down from behind the grill we assumed they had a bad ass engine locked under the hood.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:02 PM   #38
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I'm always fascinated to see how people personalize their Camaros......

Camaro5FestII was a surprise in that people appear to be spending substantially more on personalization than they did on the 4th gen cars.

Austin - I'll be in Powell/Worthington over the weekend (Mother's Day) - and will be looking out for you!

( I'll be driving "Helios" - a white SS convert with black side stripes.....)
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