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Trunk lid pins?

Sesshomurai

Hi,
Is anyone using or can recommend racing 'hood pins' for the trunk lid (off-road carbon fiber trunk lid)?

thanks.
 

Sesshomurai

I found some generic locking latches that might work.

http://www.protex.com/product/show/name/8802-1068

Not sure if race tech will approve them. If anyone knows about this kind of thing, tips appreciated.
 
I'd use something like this. From my archives.

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trunkpin_1.jpg

trunkpin_2.jpg

I agree that almost every 302S and 302R that I have studied uses that rubber strap style, but I really like how the Tiger Racing guys did their car. This is an especially good method, since I feel like a CF or fiberglass trunk lid will need the added support to keep from cracking. This solution elegantly deals with two issues. As for the pins, they appear to be standard off-the-shelf hood pins.

The G-Stream wing has a mount that looks particularly suited for this. Unfortunately for me, I also have a CF trunk lid, but chose the 302R (Steeda) wing, so I'm not sure what I am going to do. I will use supports for sure, but I don't know about the pins. Likely to be awhile before I need to decide. Damn, baby formula is cocaine-expensive! :mad:

Jimmy
 
I just ordered 2 sets of these. They have a new improved version that was just released at the PRI show that have a retaining ring for added strength. http://www.coastfab.com/php/categories.php?cat=77.
 

Sesshomurai

Thanks for all the tips guys. Still pondering this. I guess I could create a steel frame underneath to mount hood pins.

I'm curious how the flush latches will mount underneath.

The rubber straps I guess are good for reducing NVH. Last thing I want is a rattling latch on the back so I guess my metal latch idea isn't the best either.
 

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