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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 833628 posted 09/25/09 11:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Can someone with aerocatch hood pins installed please take pictures of install locations? I wanted to see where the best place is to mount them, Thanks.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834039 posted 09/27/09 09:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
cmon, please guys?

Bueller....?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834050 posted 09/27/09 10:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
pictures arent uploading.. i have a set on my car.... I wasnt able to put them on the correct way because i had sparco pins before.. but they came out nice.. ill get the pics up in a few for you



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834100 posted 09/28/09 05:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sounds great, thanks



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834165 posted 09/28/09 09:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting spooling92vr4:

pictures arent uploading.. i have a set on my car.... I wasnt able to put them on the correct way because i had sparco pins before.. but they came out nice.. ill get the pics up in a few for you




Fixed.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 835889 posted 10/01/09 08:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Bump!!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 835971 posted 10/02/09 12:54 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just finally mounted my hood tonight and it was real tight. Gonna have to make some adjustments and then I can work on the hood pins.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 836189 posted 10/02/09 05:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      



the hood's a dented mess but that's why they went in there first. if i screwed them up, i just mess up a junk hood. anyway, i love them.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 836276 posted 10/02/09 11:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the pics! Although, I must admit, I was hoping to get a pic of under the hood to see where the pin is being mounted by everyone. If someone doesn't mind posting...?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 836681 posted 10/04/09 06:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I found this write up which has some good pics just not of a gvr4.

Here

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 836744 posted 10/04/09 10:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Great write-up, thanks. That'll help a lot when I get to this. I'm just looking to see where people mounted the pins underhood. Thanks!
-shamus



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 836775 posted 10/04/09 11:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mostly for a vr4 I've seen people drill the pins about 1.5 to 1.75 inches in from the rubber stopper.

Search around in members rides and you may find some pics.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 837543 posted 10/06/09 07:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
you really have to hack up the underside of the hood to make them fit. will take some pics of the underside of my hood tomorrow.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 837729 posted 10/07/09 10:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 838614 posted 10/09/09 10:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      












Sorry, this is the best hood pin pic I have. It's before the Aerocatch pins, but the actual pins are in the same location.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 838651 posted 10/10/09 01:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That write up is very good, I would only add that I remember seeing another one somewhere on the DSM forums which was also very good.

I mention it mainly because the author of that write up gave the sizes of two hole saw attachments for a power drill (the type used to drill circular holes for installing gauges etc). When cutting the opening in the hood he cut two holes which followed the radius of the edges at each end, then he cut a straight line on each side to remove the material left between the two holes.

At the end of the day both methods work and once the catches are installed any rough pieces should be hidden. I just thought the second method sounded much easier.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 839454 posted 10/12/09 11:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
if you want to keep the hood from having issues, it might not be a bad idea to use an epoxy resin to seal the edges where the cuts are made and let it cure before you do the final installation of the latches as well.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 840303 posted 10/14/09 07:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just stumbled across this thorough write up during a search on google. Again, not for a GVR4 but it is a Mitsu and theres many pictures. Here.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 840349 posted 10/14/09 09:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
nice car. too bad their installed backwards



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 840519 posted 10/15/09 12:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What do you mean backwards? I've searched all over the net and people seem to put them which ever way works for them. Not all hoods are the same underneath. Unless you are refering to the lipped version. The aerocatch come in two different types as far as I know. The version used on the evo is the kind that sits below the hood.

I'm installing mine so that they don't hang off the edge of where the curve starts thus leaving a gap between the hood and hood pin device.

Here are several other installs.

on a 3000GT

on a civic

on a supra

on a skyline r33 . This write up shows how he changes the position due to a large gap.

on an aston martin

on a lotus

on an audi

another audi

on a soarer/lexus sc

This page shows both the smooth and lipped version side by side. Installed on various 3si cars.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 840523 posted 10/15/09 12:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I can't wait to install these on my hood. They're gonna be done right



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 840524 posted 10/15/09 12:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Actually the more aerodynamic shape would be wide side forward.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 840530 posted 10/15/09 01:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I installed mine a few days ago. I believe in the instructions it strongly recommends facing it big end back.

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Edited by Garage_Defeat (10/15/09 01:38 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 841347 posted 10/18/09 01:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The non-lipped version is meant to be mounted skinny side foward because the release catch is not flush with the mount and air gets trapped under the mount, ruining the aerodynamics that the mount is suppuse to create.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 922134 posted 08/11/10 10:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I'm updating this thread with pics and info. I could not install my aerocatch mechanism with the larger end facing the rear of the car because my hood pin holes on the upper support beam were already drilled by the PO. If I would have installed the way the directions recommended I would have had a portion of the mechanism seperated and sort of floating above the curved part of the hood.

Before I installed the hood I took time to trim the surrounding material by the vent holes. It was jagged and looked like poop, IMO. I saw a pic of Turbowop's hood (thanks dude), the underside, so I just tried to make it look closest to the oem shape.

Before:


After:


Upon recieving my hood I noticed the first flaw in it was that the vents were glued in, rather than having studs to secure like oem jdm hoods do. I wondered how long the glue would last, how long would it stand up to intense engine heat before it melted or cracked and possibly sent my vents flying away while at speed, or some other weird scenerio. In case they ever come off, I left material around the opening so that it can be drilled to accept vents that have the posts in them.

Along with noticing that the vents were glued in I also noticed how thin each louver of fiber/resin was. I have seen old cf hoods and if they are exposed to repeated water and heat cycles they are usually deteriorated, crack etc and the resin and fiber on the top of the hood begins to look like ass. Realizing this I decided to use adhesive gold foil to reflect as much heat off the under side of the hood as possible. I know I could have tried to use a oem heat pad but in order to secure it with clips I did not feel like dremeling the hood any more than I absolutely had to. I threw that idea out and got to stenciling the valleys out of construction paper. After I was happy with my stencils I transfered the lines to the gold and cut it out. *if you do this remember to turn the stencil face down and then trace it to the gold so you don't end up with an opposite shape*




I started with the easiest most flat pieces first and then moved on the the difficult odd shaped areas. PITA. I thought about just laying larger strips down from side to side but the valleys are deep, as much as an inch in variance so it had the potential to get real sloppy and waste a lot of good foil/money.



After getting most of the foil layed I then began cutting for the aerocatch. I first layed tape on the clean surface to keep from scratching it and to trace. I laid the hood down on the pin which I had dabbed white out on, then drilled that mark. Lay the aerocatch on the hood and decide how you want it positioned. I positioned mine so that the mechanisms overall line/shape mimicked the slanting line on the hood. Tape the aerocatch to the hood and then outline it on the tape.






Cut the piece out. I cut my piece small for tight clearance. Its so tight that I had to actually sand the letters on the aerocatch down so that it could slip into the hole. After test fitting numerous times and making sure I was happy with fitment I marked and carefully drilled the bolt holes. I used some 3m silicone to seal the cut resin and I slipped the mechanism in and buttoned it up.

On the backside I tried to take out the least amount of material so as to keep as much integrity in the under skin as possible, so I hugged the original shape and then just made small areas enough for the ratchet/socket to fit through. *make sure that before you drill your upper support bar for the pins that the area you select does not interfere with the hood prop hole on the hood. You have the potential to drastically weaken that area if you over run it cause you'll have a giant hole in that section of your hood*

Afterwards make sure to adjust and tighten your hood pin so that the hood latch device slides in and out without touching.



Here is how far I got. I plan to add more foil near the oem latch.




Edited by 3of1000 (08/11/10 10:14 PM)

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