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

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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

    MPN# M-16700-A

    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.

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        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 (1)

        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)

        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

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.1

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:0-$100

          • Fit 3.688172 3.7
          • Appearance 4.623656 4.6
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.204301 4.2

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 24, 2019

            hood latch and pin set

            perfect fit quality product that looks good and makes hood look awesome


            Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 11, 2019

            Hood pins

            Great and good quality product. Easy install and only took about 2 hours to install.


            Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 04, 2019

            Very helpful

            This is a very good product , very cheap and easy to install. This was great since my hood had opened while driving and this prevents it from happening again. It makes the car look aggressive and cooler.


            Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 27, 2019

            Nice, but......

            The price is right and they look good while the hood is closed; however, I have a Cobra fiberglass hood and I couldn't put the bottom washer on because of the shape of the hood. I'm sure it'll be fine, but I don't like the appearance when the hood is open. Regardless, I have this hood because the last hood left me while driving down the road.


            Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 1/5

            March 12, 2019

            Too Short

            TOO SHORT. Total length of the pin is 5" which barely stuck out the top of the hood. Ended up purchasing a pair from amazon that are 6" and fit perfectly.


            Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (2)

          • 1/5

            February 24, 2019

            No directions with product

            Product looks awesome but hasn’t been installed because it didn’t come with directions


            Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (2)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            February 11, 2019


            this product gives the mustang a very aggressive appearance


            Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            January 07, 2019


            Nice set of hood pins. Everything fit well, and the finish was nice.


            Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 02, 2019

            Wasn’t long enough for my 4 inch cowl

            I ended up buying a set from Orilleys for 13 bucks


            Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: 0-$100

            December 27, 2018

            Great product

            This product is high quality. They look great and add a lot of style to my ride. My Mach 1 is allready uniqu now it it styling as well. If I ever get another mustange I will get another set to put on it.


            Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1

            Helpful (2)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 21, 2018

            Look good but fit horrible

            I got these with the hope they would be an easy install and look good.... unfortunately I had the same problem most people do... they are not long enough need to be a whole inch longer!!!! I had to cut the head off another bolt and weld it on to the bottom of these to make it longer. It looks good but was a pain in the butt!!


            Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (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 (3)

          • 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 (2)

          • 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 (5)

          • 5/5

            September 08, 2018


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


            Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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 (7)

          • 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 (7)

          • 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 (7)

          • 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 (6)

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