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Carbon Fiber Hood latch is a must!

Well just wanna let this be a wake up call for everyone who does not have hood pins on there car if there have a Carbon Fiber Hood. People always say ohh that wont happen to me or I don't take the highway so I'm good for it, this happened to me going to work in the morning I was on the highway but not up to highway speed yet! I was doing around 70-85kmph when my hood thought it would be a great idea to take a flight. here is the aftermath. The car was fixed and was under insurance the body shop did a real great job on the car repainted most of the car again had brand new fenders and had them rolled before paint! now I don't rub in the front with my 265/35/19! hehe and well new sunroof and most important the brand new Carbon Fiber Hood!


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This is after the car was fixed looks better then ever now! attachmentid=46866&stc=1&d=1487182602http://www.gencoupe.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=46874&stc=1&d=14871826 02http://www.gencoupe.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=46882&stc=1&d=14871826 02[/url]
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Wow, il definitely keep that in mind since I plan on getting one in the future. That's rough haha good thing you didn't crash when it happened. Could have been worse!
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Wow, il definitely keep that in mind since I plan on getting one in the future. That's rough haha good thing you didn't crash when it happened. Could have been worse!
Yea man I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to get a Carbon Fiber hood or already has one and sees this post! I was one of them I never thought it would happen to me and then it happened. Your right it could have been a lot worse I'm glad I was not playing around or anything at the time because yes it could have been way worse. Thank god for insurance EH
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Sorry that happened to you. Glad you got it fixed. Car looks good.

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It happen to my buddy 12 years ago coming home from a car meet in PA while merging onto the parkway.. Good thing there wasn't much traffic.

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This is after the car was fixed looks better then ever now! attachmentid=46866&stc=1&d=1487182602http://www.gencoupe.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=46874&stc=1&d=14871826 02http://www.gencoupe.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=46882&stc=1&d=14871826 02[/url]
I don't see any pins though


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I don't see any pins though


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This was a week before I parked it for the winter ! I don't have any new pics of it! trust me I'm not dealing with that again I can bet you my bottom dollar on that! Gotta wait till spring time for that! how hard was it for you to drill/cut thur the carbon fiber? that's the only part that does have me a little freaked out I don't wanna crack it
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Don't know how it would work on CF or fiberglass, but one old "trick" for drilling plastic with out cracking is to grind back the cutting flutes on your drill bit.
IOW: Instead of a sharp, self feeding, leading edge, grind a small flat on the leading edge so that it scrapes rather than cuts. IE: Where the bit meets plastic, instead of a knife like (10*) angle, you will have a larger (80*) leading edge.
The reason is that it's the "bite and pull through" action will act as a wedge and force the cracks to propagate, exp near a edge or corner. I drilled a lot of plexiglass in a former life.

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This was a week before I parked it for the winter ! I don't have any new pics of it! trust me I'm not dealing with that again I can bet you my bottom dollar on that! Gotta wait till spring time for that! how hard was it for you to drill/cut thur the carbon fiber? that's the only part that does have me a little freaked out I don't wanna crack it
Not difficult but nerve racking. So after some research, here's what I learned to do and did. First, start with a good drill and freshly charged battery. Then buy a couple of different sized brand new never used drill bits, don't cheap out get a nice set. Prep the hood by laying down painters tape horizontally then vertically over the area that is to drilled. Cover a decent size area, not just the spot that will be drilled out. Install the rod part in your engine bay. Take Vaseline or another gooey easy to wipe substance and plop on top of the rods. Slowly close the hood evenly and let the blob part stick to the underside of the hood, raise it back up and hold it. Now you know roughly where to drill and have the top cf surface taped. Begin drilling from the underside, start small and work your way up to the size needed switching bits as needed. After a pass from the bottom, switch to drilling from the top....rinse and repeat. Closing the hood here and there to check that your holes don't have to be moved up or down. Finally, drill out the holes slightly larger when the pins are almost through and hood closed. Don't worry if you have misshaped holes or they aren't exactly perfect. The top plate on top of the hood will cover it. Top plate - needs 4 small holes. You can either tape down the plate or use some sort of marker. With these holes, I held the plate and someone else drilled, again using a fresh bit, did a pass or two.

This method will ensure that your drilled holes will be correct and will alleviate any potential spider cracker on the topside carbon fiber layer. Another tip, let the drill and bit do the work....at no point should you be manhandling the bit to go deeper, switch bits if need be or batteries. Start small, work up in size, two people is a must, be careful of the fiberglass dust too.

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Not difficult but nerve racking. So after some research, here's what I learned to do and did. First, start with a good drill and freshly charged battery. Then buy a couple of different sized brand new never used drill bits, don't cheap out get a nice set. Prep the hood by laying down painters tape horizontally then vertically over the area that is to drilled. Cover a decent size area, not just the spot that will be drilled out. Install the rod part in your engine bay. Take Vaseline or another gooey easy to wipe substance and plop on top of the rods. Slowly close the hood evenly and let the blob part stick to the underside of the hood, raise it back up and hold it. Now you know roughly where to drill and have the top cf surface taped. Begin drilling from the underside, start small and work your way up to the size needed switching bits as needed. After a pass from the bottom, switch to drilling from the top....rinse and repeat. Closing the hood here and there to check that your holes don't have to be moved up or down. Finally, drill out the holes slightly larger when the pins are almost through and hood closed. Don't worry if you have misshaped holes or they aren't exactly perfect. The top plate on top of the hood will cover it. Top plate - needs 4 small holes. You can either tape down the plate or use some sort of marker. With these holes, I held the plate and someone else drilled, again using a fresh bit, did a pass or two.

This method will ensure that your drilled holes will be correct and will alleviate any potential spider cracker on the topside carbon fiber layer. Another tip, let the drill and bit do the work....at no point should you be manhandling the bit to go deeper, switch bits if need be or batteries. Start small, work up in size, two people is a must, be careful of the fiberglass dust too.



Thanks for the advice and tips man! I will be following this in a couple weeks after all the snow is gone! I will upload some pictures to show how it turned out for me! Like I said thanks again for the advice/tips!
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Thanks for the advice and tips man! I will be following this in a couple weeks after all the snow is gone! I will upload some pictures to show how it turned out for me! Like I said thanks again for the advice/tips!
Anytime, if at any point your worried or confused, just stop and ask for advice! Good luck too.

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