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A new use for a roof rack

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#1 soobme


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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:23 PM

As some of U know, I use hood pins to hold down my hood.
Well while I was in the store today some A-hole thought it would be funny to pull them out! I did not notice......and at 50MPH the hood flew up:eek: :eek:
The hood is trashed, but thanks to the roof rack with a front mounted spair, no cracked window or dents in the roof!

#2 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:27 PM

DAMN!!! Well, now you can get another EA82 hood and put a scoop in it. :)

Put rubber bump stops on the roof rack tho, so it doesnt trash your hood :)


#3 soobme


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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:42 PM

:lol: :grin: :lol: :banana: :clap: I love it! Ruber bump stops!

#4 eyesore


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Posted 27 September 2003 - 12:36 AM

And get some little padlocks instead of pins.
:madder: Don't you love funny people.

#5 calebz


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Posted 27 September 2003 - 12:57 AM

you might also consider putting some rubber insulators anround them and putting a nice high amperage charge on them when you are away from the car.. burn the crap out of anyone that touches them:brow:

#6 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 27 September 2003 - 01:10 AM

Just remember to disable it when you need to check the oil.


#7 baccaruda



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Posted 27 September 2003 - 02:00 AM

yeah, i was going to suggest charging your hood pins as well. I hope that guy gets a blowout at 85mph..
what kind of store was it? any security cameras that might have seen your car while it was parked there?
and depending on your insurance coverage, you might not have to pay too much .. if it's just a hood it's probably less than your deductible though..

#8 TomRhere


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Posted 27 September 2003 - 07:26 AM

Damn I hates when that happens. Done it 3 times in my life. 1st was '73 Pinto, scared the on-coming traffic more than it did me. They were all hitting the ditch. Wasted the windshield, and new wiper blades. 2nd time, was in Kentucky. Ran outta go juice on the hiway. Walked down to the next exit got a can of gas and walked back. Didn't notice that someone had tried to open the hood of my Ford truck. Those things had a trick to open them. Anyways, get truck going, and bam, hood flies up. Didn't hurt windshield, but mangled hood and hinges. Get home, pull hood striaghten it out, replaced hinges. Head for work next day, Bam, hood flies up again. Didn't break the windshield, but it left a paint streak up the middle of it. Tied the hood down and went to work. Next day got to looking things over. Who ever tried to open the hood, had used a prybar on the latch, and bent it. Said the "H' with it. Removed damaged higes, and latch. Got some heavy duty door type hinges and a lock hasp. Put the hinges on the passenger side of hood and fender, hasp on driver side. Clamshell hood! Redneck as all get out, but I didn't care.........

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 03:54 PM

yah hood pins work great, as long as they are put back in... at least subarus let you see a little under the hood, when they fly up all the way.;)

#10 Caboobaroo


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Posted 27 September 2003 - 03:58 PM

I know that like at Shucks and AutoZone, they have a kit where instead of hood pins, they're locks so you need a key to open it up. :headbang: But I stil like the idea of charging the hood pins:brow: I was gonna do it to the manual locking hubs on my 76 Ford cause someone decided that it would be fun to lock my hubs in while I was at the store. Luckily I realized they were locked before something bad happened:madder:

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