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

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  • Item 24031
  • MPN# M-16700-A

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    Features & Details

    • Authentic Functional Hood Latch and Pin Kit
    • Prevents Hood Shake and Rattle at High Speeds
    • Can Be Used with Stock and Most Aftermarket Hoods
    • 3-5/8" Stud Length from End to End
    • Sold as a Complete Set of Two
    • Fits All 1979-2004 Mustangs
    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

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    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
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 03, 04
    • Cobra R - 93, 95, 00
    • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
    • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • Mach 1 - 03, 04
    • Other - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86
    • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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    Questions & Answers (10)

    5 Top Rated Questions

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

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

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    with the hood pin kit should you still use the stock hood latch?

    • I did not. My wife broke my handle and the factory latch did not function properly. So I removed it and just used the pins. Keep in mind your hood can be opened without anyone getting inside your car once the hood latch is removed.

    Helpful (2) Show 3 more answers

    Will this kit work with 2010-2014 models?

    • Unfortunately this Ford Performance Hood Latch and Pin Kit will not work on a 2010-14 because of the different exterior dimensions from a 79-04 and the 10-14.

    Helpful (0)

    What size drill bit do i use for this kit?

    • It is recommended that you use both a 1/8 inch drill bit to start the holes and a 7/8 inch step bit to complete the holes for this Ford Performance Hood Latch and Pin Kit.

    Helpful (0)

    Ford racing hood pins, does the bronze piece go under the hood?

    • From the pictures I've seen and from my own install, the bronze parts were nixed entirely. The screws don't even fit in the pre-drilled holes.

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    5 More Questions
    Can this kit be used on later generation mustangs if it works with all hoods? Or just through 2004? 1 answer
    aftermarket hood? do these work with an aftermarket fiberglass hood? like a 95 cobra r hood? Just concerned with drilling and causing cracking or something. 2 answers
    Will this work? Will this hood pin kit work for the AM 3" cowl hood? 1 answer
    Do you need to use the lanyards with the hood pins? 3 answers
    Lanyard length? Anyone know how long the lanyards are? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.2

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    • Fit 3.670732 3.7
    • Appearance 4.609756 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.182927 4.2

    • 3/5

      December 08, 2018

      Decent quality product

      Quality of the product was decent. Installation information on it is wrong though.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 04, 2018

      Perfect hood pins

      Great set, highly recomend. Easy to install and looks great. Holds hood perfectly, easy to use


      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 24, 2018

      Hood pin set is great!

      After repairing damage to my hood after it flew up, I knew I needed to get a good pins set. This did not come with instructions as has been mentioned before, but was easy to install thanks to the previous comments. It looks fantastic with a nice chrome finish on the exterior of the hood and is secure and sturdy. Highly recommended!


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      September 08, 2018


      Haven't put them on yet, It's for future plans. Ok?


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 02, 2018

      Does not fit my '97 V6

      Everything went smoothly until it was time to adjust the height of the pins. The pins are too short by 1/2 inch or more. We tried every possible to make them work but it could not be done. I ended up using a Mr. Gasket kit.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (5)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 23, 2018

      Good but to short

      They look good and are an easy install, but the pins are just to short, they do work but I feel much better that I used thread locker on the threads


      Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (6)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 10, 2018

      Horrible product

      Posts are not long enough. Had to add coupling nuts in order for this to work. Absolutely horrible to install. Took me for ever and is not a straight forward perfect fit. No installation instructions with the package. I'm assuming that is because they didn't want to include incorrect information. Definitely the most difficult after market upgrade I have installed. Not even kidding


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 01, 2018

      Hood pins

      Easy to install,looks great,works well with my new 4 inch cowl hood...thought it would be a pain to install but didn’t take to long and wasn’t that hard


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 23, 2018

      Entry level at best

      The mount plate that sits on the hood is poor quality. Came discolored and scratches easily. Probably replace it with a quality one soon. Overall cheap looking.


      Year: 1987 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (5)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 07, 2018


      Pretty easy to install, even though it did not come with enough hardware but install made do. It makes my car look much meaner and I love it! Thanks AM!


      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 27, 2018

      Love them!

      I was skeptical it these would hold my fiberglass hood down without the actual latch being present. They work great! Super easy to install on my 88 lx. They look great too! Would definately recommend.


      Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 08, 2018

      Looks and works great!

      Looks and works great. Talk about a perfect mix of functionality and safety! As always thank you AM for a great product.


      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 14, 2018

      Great look

      Easy install even with out instructions used a extra wager and but to get the height I needed


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      April 03, 2018

      Works great on carbon hood

      Used it on my 3inch carbon hood, works great have full confidence in them


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 28, 2018

      Works like a beaut

      Gave my car a aggressive new look and always turns heads when I fling those babies open to open the hood lol


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 22, 2017

      Good fit

      Ofcourse there won’t be a figment issue. It looks great on the hood and the price is something you can’t beat. 10/10


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (6)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 11, 2017

      Horrible Fitment

      Bought these hood pins to put on my 2001 Mustang GT. The car has the stock hood. The problem I had with these hood pins was that the pins themselves were too short. These come with no instructions whatsoever, so I had to look at general installation instructions online. After doing that and reading several forums, the best way to install them was to drill holes on the radiator support where the rubber stoppers are. I drilled the holes and put the hood pins in there, then came to drilling the hood. I drilled my hood and when it came time to close my hood, I realized the hood pins didn't go all the way to the top of my hood. Overall horrible fitment and now I'm stuck with holes in my hood.


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (8)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 11, 2017

      Too short, needs connector nuts to work right

      I bought this kit despite it being more expensive than every other hood pin kit out there, specifically because I thought that the bolts would be just the right length/diameter for our cars (I have an 02). The bolts are both too thick (I had to drill out the hood bump a little), and not nearly long enough (when only using one thread, just enough to hold it, it JUST pokes above the hood). The "metal" circles that are on top of the hood are actually chrome stickers.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 10, 2017

      Great product

      Great product.. Adds real aggressive look. The price is good also quick delivery.


      Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 2/5

      June 29, 2017


      for what you pay, the quality is decent but they are too short to work on the stock hood when placed where the tutorial says to put them.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

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