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Ford Performance Hood Latch and Pin Kit (79-04 All)

68 Reviews
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$34.99

  • Item #24031
  • MPN# M-16700-A

  • Market Price $41.99
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Features
  • Authentic Functional Hood Latch and Pin Kit
  • Prevents Hood Shake and Rattle at High Speeds
  • Can Be Used with Stock and Most Aftermarket Hoods
  • Fits All 1979-2004 Mustangs
  • 3-5/8" Stud Length from End to End
  • Sold as a Complete Set of Two
Description
Retro Styling. The Ford Racing Hood Latch & Pin Kit's classic 60's retro styling looks great on the any 1979-2004 Mustang. This is the same style latch kit used by early drag racers on their Ford Mustangs and Fairlanes.

Safety. The Ford Racing Hood Latch & Pin Kit not only looks good, but also adds extra safety to any high performance Mustang. The Hood Latch & Pin Kit securely pins the hood safely to the car to prevent the hood from flying off at high speeds, a must for drag racers.

Solid Construction. The Hood Latch & Pin Kit is made by the trusted folks at Ford and is constructed of strong durable steel components to assure your hood will stay in place when running down the track.

Application. This Hood Latch & Pin kit is designed to be used on all 1979 to 2004 Mustangs with the original stock hood and most aftermarket fiberglass hoods.

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Hood bezels
  • (2) Under hood bezels
  • (2) Lanyards
  • (2) Pins
  • (2) Bolts
  • (4) Nuts
  • (4) Flat washers
  • (8) Small flat washers
  • (8) Screws
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Highly recommend (multi-reasons)

First off. I have a 96' V6 vert. After 20 years of the hood being opened and shut, the latch actually wore AWAY the metal on the hood making latching impossible. (A small square where the latch would ...

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5/5
Good kit, easy install.

I ordered these pins because the metal plate in the replacement hood I bought came loose so it wouldn\'t latch any longer. From what I heard installing these was a pain but I found it to be quite simple ...

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Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Will this work? Will this hood pin kit work for the AM 3" cowl hood?

stangcrim

  • Yes, I have it on my 3 inch cowl from American Muscle. It works fine.

    CrystalPony

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do they rust? i bought these awhile ago but im concerned about them rusting. anyone that bought these have an input?

walkingdead

  • I belive they don't cuz they are stainless steel

    vasya

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Lanyard length? Anyone know how long the lanyards are?

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Overall Rating 4.3

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  • 5/5

    July 24, 2016

    Highly recommend (multi-reasons)

    First off. I have a 96' V6 vert. After 20 years of the hood being opened and shut, the latch actually wore AWAY the metal on the hood making latching impossible. (A small square where the latch would "latch" was a shocking site to see). Choices were either purchasing a new hood or these. Well for the price these won out (and if it didn't work, well then I would go the hood route). Anyways, with little experience in body modifications (because to me that's what this was, drilling into the hood) I found no difficulty and took my time. Took me about 6 hours (I really took my time) and went through the online instructions step by step. My mustang was a bit different then the one in instructions so you may have to improvise how to set the pins in the frame (i actually had to drill slots to get the nut/washer for the bottom part of the hood pin into the frame above the headlights). Make sure you get the step bit that goes up to 7/8's. I was not using it at first, but then got one from a friend and it made life SO much easier. Either buy one for $49 or reach out for one, but don't try without it, it really is worth having it. All and all, it works great, looks great, and have no fear of my hood flying up on me now.

    Pathtek4

    Year: 1996 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    February 28, 2008

    Good kit, easy install.

    I ordered these pins because the metal plate in the replacement hood I bought came loose so it wouldn\'t latch any longer. From what I heard installing these was a pain but I found it to be quite simple and easy with time and patience. This kit is complete and holds the hood down and is very sturdy. I recommend these to anyone who wants functional hood pins.. I give it a 10/10

    Curtis H.

    Helpful (20) (2)

  • 5/5

    May 09, 2011

    FORD RACING HOOD LATCH

    As some have heard the story ........ i experienced the scary situation of having my fiberglass hood(also purchased thru A.M.)fly up at freeway speeds(the hood did not break either)(STRONG A** cowl hood) this along with body work brought me to purchase the Ford Racing hood pin kits.......... they work GGGREAT and I can now have fun knowing i will NEVER ever have to worry about this again........ i will send pictures REALLY soon.......... THANKS American Muscle!

    David Miller

    Year: 1990 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

    Helpful (8) (1)

  • 5/5

    November 14, 2008

    Awesome Pin Kit

    This is great. I had a problem with my hood shaking at high speeds but this kit solved that problem. It was easy to install and looks great. I would recommend this to everyone.

    Scott Kittrell

    Helpful (10) (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 07, 2012

    get this and not the appearance kit!!!

    I have an 02 gt, I purchased this kit because I have the cervini's 95 cobra hood and 03-04 terminator front bumper. And if you have this setup or are thinking about this setup I will warn you that the pillars that come up on the bumper in the grille area caused clearance issues with the hood. I had to sand down the hood and the bumper to get it to latch, that being done every once in a blue moon(3 times in 2 years) the hood would unlatch while driving. I plan on installing this kit soon, my only complaint is, that this comes with ZERO instructions. Just hardware, I am far from being mechanically inclined but its always refreshing to peek at instructions with any install. Especially one that requires me to drill holes into a $500 CERVINI'S hood. Extremely pleased with the product, and after years of shopping with American Muscle I couldn't be more disappointed that they would essentially sell and ship me some nuts and bolts in a box and assume I'll figure it out

    sleeper02gt

    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Massachusetts, USA

    Helpful (8) (2)

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      Lisa , Customer Care

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 29, 2011

    that old school look

    i bought this product to add a lil extra look and to eliminate hood shake at high speeds. i've been in another mustang when "someone turned the lights out". its not fun, so now i have a great look and safety. install was easy. AM comes through again.

    gonzo

    Year: 2003 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 staten island, NY

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 17, 2012

    Not Quite a Fit

    the install guide mentions needing bolts and coupler nuts, and it does. The guide is missing some info, but nothing someone with a little tech-know-how can't figure out. took longer than it should to finish because I didn't realize all the parts and tools required. Hood rides low without extra bolts.

    Virillium

    Year: 2000 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Phoenix, AZ

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 5/5

    September 26, 2008

    Great pin kit

    I bought this hood and pin kit cause my hood seemed to shake and didnt seem to close all the way and I am very happy on the looks and how great they work and found it pretty easy to install them. I would recommend these to anyone who is looking into buying some.

    Devin Williams

    Helpful (6) (4)

  • 2/5

    September 28, 2012

    Too short to of any use.

    Considering this is made by Ford, it should fit Ford hoods. These are way too short to work with my Terminator hood. I've only drilled through the underside, and with the pins as high as they can go I can still completely close the hood. Needless to say, I'm not going to finish drilling through the top of the hood. Come on Ford, add another inch or two to these things so they will work with your hoods.

    WabashaCobra99

    Year: 1999 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Plainview, MN

    Helpful (1) (0)

    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      Lisa , Customer Care

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 11, 2011

    Looks amazing and works great

    Instructions we're straight forward, except where to install the bronze plate. It's supposed to go on the underside of the hood, and the raised section will "guide" the pin through your hood without taking out fiberglass every time. I did have an issue with installing the pin, as it's about .5" - .75" too short to reach through the hood. I welded the two provided nuts together and then welded them to the frame where the hood stops used to be (with JB weld, remember to sand the frame too!) to gain the require height, but it was quite the pain in the butt. Now that they're in I'd say it was worth it, as they look awesome. Now I just have to decide if I like the lanyard look or just the clips...

    Syracuse3I5

    Year: 2000 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 NY

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