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Any rules around bonnet pins?

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I've finally had enough of struggling with the bonnet release mechanism on the Saab and I'm thinking of removing it and replacing it with bonnet pins.

Now I dont want to get into a philosophical debate about how ugly they are or awkward etc but I'm interested to know what the rules are around them?

For example, if I have the pins do I still need a secondary catch on the bonnet as well (which the Saab still has)?  Or can they just be used as the only mechanical system for holding the front of the hood down?

(Theoretically it isn't as much of a deal on the Saab anyway as the bonnet lifts forward so cant obscure vision if it lets go at speed).

All help appreciated.

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2 minutes ago, RUNAMUCK said:

Free dick punch to anyone who puts bonnet pins on their car.  

Do I have to book a time, or will you just turn up unannounced?

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5 minutes ago, RUNAMUCK said:

Free dick punch to anyone who puts bonnet pins on their car.  

My purple car came with pins, not a huge fan but they are better than empty holes in the bonnet

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Is stock release a bad design or just seized up?

Ken for a dickpunch 

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4 hours ago, Bling said:

Is stock release a bad design or just seized up?

Ken for a dickpunch 

Seized and temperamental......Its a fight I dont really want to keep on having.

Also because of European madness the release is on the passenger side.

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If you don't mind the look of pins, go nuts. Personally i'd do everything I could to recondition what I had to avoid having them. Especially on a car like yours, original = winning. But different strokes etc. Perhaps you could have the mechanism blasted / dipped and anodized? Would link Snoozin's KP as I think he got similar things done, but pics are goneburger.

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@Avenga might be able to help, and have input on wether its a cert item or not to run Pins only and remove latch

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My datsun has pins from its past life as racecar, never been a wof issue

Never been dick punched for them either

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I think bonnet pins are fine. Some look better than others but if it fixes an issue then I saw go nuts.

You could also visit a local sports store and purchase an item of cricketing attire that could be useful against dick punches.

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1 hour ago, RUNAMUCK said:

Because racecar is a get out of jail free card for dick punches

Because Datsun he will slide his hand up and down on said dick 

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Dick punch rule is only for cars on the road, so don't worry guys, you are safe.

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It would be a shame to ruin the sweet lines of the 99 with pins. 

 

Please persevere. I'm sure between now and the time you actually need to go for a wof you'll have found spare parts elsewhere to sort it. 

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