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Shelby Aluminum Hood Pin Kit (05-09 All)

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  • MPN# 5S3Z-6316892-K

  • Market Price $132.99
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  • Great Shelby Styling
  • Brushed Anodized Aluminum Finish
  • Functional Hood Latch and Pin Kit
  • Prevents Hood Shake and Rattle at High Speeds
  • Can Be Used with Stock and Aftermarket Hoods
  • Fits All 2005-2009 Mustangs
Shelby Styling. The Carroll Shelby Hood Latch & Pin Kit's classic retro 60's styling looks great on the any 2005 to 2009 Mustang. This is the same style latch kit used by early drag racers on their Mustangs, only now with a modern Shelby twist.

Safety. The Shelby Performance Parts Hood Latch & Pin Kit not only looks great, 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 lifting or flying off at high speeds, a must for all drag racers.

Won't Harm Paint. Shelby Performance has taken the extra step to coat the lanyards in flexible plastic to protect your hood's paint from unnecessary scratches.

Solid Construction. The Shelby Hood Pin Kit is made from durable 6061-T6 billet aluminum that is precision machined and brushed before being clear anodized for strength and long life.

Application. This Shelby Hood Latch & Pin kit is specifically designed to be used on the 2005 to 2009 Mustangs with the original stock hood or an aftermarket fiberglass hood. Hood pin bezels: 2-1/2" diameter; (2) bolts have 2-1/4" of threading and are 3-1/2" tall from the end of bolt to the pin opening.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Hood pin bezels
  • (2) Lanyards with pins
  • (2) Brackets
  • (2) Bolts
  • (4) Nuts
  • (8) Screws
  • (4) Rubber seals
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09

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shelby hood pins

Very nice product hard to get adjusted just right, but its worth the aggrivation.

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hood pin kit

I recently installed a shelby hood pin kit on my 07 mustang gt. the instructions were straight forward and the fit perfectly. No more worrying that your hood will come up doing 120 mph.!! Again thanks ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Shelby hood pin fitment I have a 2007 Shelby GT. This package came with hood pins already assembled on the hood. They are looking a little rough, wanted to replace them with your hood pin kit. Will they fit on the same alignment where the other pins currently exist? I dont want to redrill any holes.


  • Yes. They can actually be installed in any locaiton on the hood, proivding you can install the pin bolt bracket below it. This kit uses the radiator mounts, which your car most likely doesn't. It's all about the pins lining up with the holes. In your case, that part is already done for you. Just remove the plates from on top of the hood and replace with the new ones. I would then replace the pin bolts with the new ones, making sure to take your time and get the height right. I wouldn't suggest that you touch the pin bolt brackets, as if you mess with those, you will have to align everything again.


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Does this product come with a template to drill through the hood? I am kind of nervous about drilling through the hood of my S197 mustang and am hoping that this kit at least has some sort of instructions and template for the drilling location?


  • There is no template to show you where to drill the holes in your hood. This is not a project for the shade tree mechanic. You will need to remove the grille and have an angle drill available. The hole has to be drilled from underneath with the hood closed using the included brackets as a guide, you will have to make a jig to guide the drill bit.......THERE IS LITTLE ROOM FOR ERROR! Read all the product reviews for other tips.


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Overall Rating 4.7

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  • 4/5

    December 02, 2009

    shelby hood pins

    Very nice product hard to get adjusted just right, but its worth the aggrivation.


    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Shelby aluminum hood pins

    Had my hood pop once doing 80, at least the latch didn't let it open. Since then, I used to get very anxious whenever I took my pony to high speeds cause the hood would start shaking. After installing these the shaking went away and I feel safer now. Pins give my stang that retro look from the 60's Shelby GT classic. Hard part is preparing yourself to drill your hood. But triple check everything before you start to drill. You'll be happy on how it looks at the end.


    Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    June 03, 2010

    hood pin kit

    I recently installed a shelby hood pin kit on my 07 mustang gt. the instructions were straight forward and the fit perfectly. No more worrying that your hood will come up doing 120 mph.!! Again thanks american muscle for fast delivery, great products and good installation instructions.

    brian burdick

    Year: 2007 Model: GT

    Helpful (4) (0)

  • 4/5

    October 15, 2010

    Shelby hood pin kit

    The added hood hood pin kit was very easy to install and looks great. I also like the added security knowing the hood won't blow up after 140 mph romps.

    Brian Burdick

    Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 20, 2013

    awesome but scary

    They look great and my hood has not lifted off yet. They also look great. The scary part is being asked to take a hole saw to your hood. I recommend drilling the pilot whole and enlarging it to 1/⁴ inch and replacing the guide in the hole saw guide with a smooth .25 inch bar.


    Year: 2008 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 3/5

    May 31, 2010

    Shelby hood pins

    Good product out of the box. I have a Trufiber GTS Ram Air Hood, this kit will not mount in the location in the instructions, I had to relocate the hood pins closer to the fenders, where they look better anyway. I submitted a picture of the finished product, and the cutting that was required. After completed the hood pins look and work great.


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 11, 2014

    Shelby Pins With Bug Shield Works!

    I looked high and low for anyone saying if these hood pins would work if a bug guard is installed. Well yes they do! I actually think the bug guard is a plus because it keeps the lanyards off your paint. These pins are nerve racking to install, but the instructions are well written, just trust them, its always nerve racking to drill your car. These are actually Scott Drake pins made for Shelby, the instructions are by Scott Drake. Only thing I would mention is to drill the plate mounting screw holes one size smaller than the instructions say, at 1/8th inch they strip out real easy, I stripped one, then went down a size and all was good. Great quality materials, fast super service from AM as always.


    Year: 2007 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 South Carolina, USA

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  • 5/5

    December 21, 2010

    hood pins

    quality item not installed yet -Christmas gift

    Jack Battaglia

    Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Billet Shelby hood pin kit

    I race my car on weekends and was noticing a good amount of hood shake during 130+ mph runs so I purchased these. A local shop drill the holes in the hood to install the pins, but they said it was straight forward and very easy. They look great, but after 6 months the lanyards have rusted. It should be easy to scrub them up and make them look new again, but had I known I was going to have to do this every 6 months I'd have thought twice about purchasing them.


    Driving Style: Street / Strip

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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Shelby Head Rest Covers

    Another perfect fit, color & texture. All products I have purchased are #1 for my Show Car.

    David Dominski

    Driving Style: Show

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