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Have they fixed this problem yet? I really don't want the hassle of going through the warranty process to get this fixed and was wondering if anyone knew if it is possible to just buy another set that won't rust without buying a whole new pin kit.

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All, I had this problem back in June and went to the dealer, and they said SAI wanted digital pictures, and all that...then I got the following post from Keith Criswell at SAI...

 

Hi Guys,

I will replace anyones lanyards if the need be. Please don't see this as an opportunity to recieve back-ups for the ones you currently have that may be fine but an offer of replacement for those that have bad ones. You can email me kcriswell@shelbyperformanceparts.com or call (email is better if you have it). Just give me your name, ship-to address and CSM number and I'll send them out free of charge USPS. It will include the lanyards, snap rings and pins. Thanks!

-Keith

 

If you send Keith an email, he'll send you a new set of lanyards...mine were in the mail when I got back from Vacation. Unfortunately, though, it looks as if I might be getting the same thing again under the plastic on the lanyard itself...just noticed it a day or two ago...the parts that connect to the actual pins though are still in great shape where my old ones looked rusty there...

 

Hope this helps if you have not replaced your lanyards before....

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I'm on my third set. All have rusted after several weeks, including the current ones.

 

I live in the San Francisco area, so corrision isn't usually a problem like in some other areas of the US.

 

I even sprayed WD-40 into both ends of the cable and on the clevis on this last set, that I installed in August. But, it didn't make any difference. It started to rust in the usual time of about several weeks.

 

So, I ordered a fourth replacement, but haven't installed them, yet.

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When I went to Vegas in August I stopped by Shelby Parts to get the sequential tail light kit. The fellow there wanted to see the BJ so he came out and looked at and then said "I'll be right back" and came out with two new pins/lanyards. The car had never been in any rain or other moisture - always garaged and it's dry as parchment here. Bud's crew installed the replacements when it was there to get the KB.

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I too had this problem with my lanyard cables - mine were rusting at the spot where the snap ring attaches to the lanyard.

I haven't installed the second set yet. . . .

 

I'm almost wondering if there's not some generic pins you can buy out there that don't have the lanyard cables???

For those that have tucked them away behind the grille, at least having something out front there looks better than the pucks with no pins. They sorta look like naked nipples out there . . . . add some hardware and get some new piercings!! :spiteful:

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I know all you guys are having these problems with the 08 cars. When i put my billit hood pins on I allready had to use the stock bracket as the new ones would not fit, I also had to use the old screws, so I used the old lanyards too. Maybe you guys should just get a set of lanyards for the stainless hoodpins mine are a year and a half old and look like new. Chris

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I know all you guys are having these problems with the 08 cars. When i put my billit hood pins on I allready had to use the stock bracket as the new ones would not fit, I also had to use the old screws, so I used the old lanyards too. Maybe you guys should just get a set of lanyards for the stainless hoodpins mine are a year and a half old and look like new. Chris

 

Well, ,something is wrong somewhere...I'm on my second set, and others are on their third or fourth set...It shouldn't be that hard to get right! It doesn't rain much out here in West Texas, but my new lanyards haven't seen any water since I put them on either! I don't wash the car with water, I only use cleaner/polish sprays on it...humidity doesn't get that high here either...and the car sits in the garage when the weather gets bad and when she's parked...There has to be an answer...just have to find good stainless steel material that hasn't been contaminated in any way before the plastic coating gets put on it...

 

My first set looked like Treavor's above, but it seemed to run down the cable as well and looked bad....on my second set, the clips at the lanyards look fine, but I'm seeing some of that brown appearing in the lanyard cable itself down about half way...

 

BTW, I kept my rings from the last set and I can use them without any lanyards...If this doesn't get solved, I'll just remove the lanyards by drilling out the rivets and use the pins and rings by themselves...

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BTW, I kept my rings from the last set and I can use them without any lanyards...If this doesn't get solved, I'll just remove the lanyards by drilling out the rivets and use the pins and rings by themselves...

But then you will have to keep a sharp eye on the pins as they will tend to "walk away" without the security of the lanyards. But all the nonesense aside, the only every day purpose of the lanyards is so you do not misplace the pins. Back in the 60's we just put the darn things in our pocket.

Jim

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Mine developed this problem a few months ago, but I have not had time to address it. I think I will get the replacement parts from SAI and just use the pins with out the cables. Mine have rusted even though it does not see rain at all and parked indoors in climate controlled garage 24/7. It is humid here in GA though, but still would not expect these to rust after just a couple of months. I am glad to see that SAI is making the process of getting the replacements this simple.

 

Thanks for all the info and suggestions.

 

Andy.

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Check out this web site for lanyards: http://www.up22.com/accessories.htm#Lanyards

They say aircraft quality and they are plastic coated. I suspect one of us will have to find a source for a replacement that is better quality than from where SAI sources theirs. Because I am at work and my car is at home, does anyone have the length of the lanyard handy? Thanks.

Jim

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Check out this web site for lanyards: http://www.up22.com/accessories.htm#Lanyards

They say aircraft quality and they are plastic coated. I suspect one of us will have to find a source for a replacement that is better quality than from where SAI sources theirs. Because I am at work and my car is at home, does anyone have the length of the lanyard handy? Thanks.

Jim

 

 

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Check out this web site for lanyards: http://www.up22.com/accessories.htm#Lanyards

They say aircraft quality and they are plastic coated. I suspect one of us will have to find a source for a replacement that is better quality than from where SAI sources theirs. Because I am at work and my car is at home, does anyone have the length of the lanyard handy? Thanks.

Jim

Thanks for the length, Blueone. I ordered a pair of them and I will see what I think when I get them. Should not take too long as the company is just up the road from me.

Jim

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I too had this problem with my lanyard cables - mine were rusting at the spot where the snap ring attaches to the lanyard.

I haven't installed the second set yet. . . .

 

I'm almost wondering if there's not some generic pins you can buy out there that don't have the lanyard cables???

For those that have tucked them away behind the grille, at least having something out front there looks better than the pucks with no pins. They sorta look like naked nipples out there . . . . add some hardware and get some new piercings!! :spiteful:

 

My third set, so the fourth set including the ones that came with the kit, all like like TClark's too. :headscratch::headscratch:

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But then you will have to keep a sharp eye on the pins as they will tend to "walk away" without the security of the lanyards. But all the nonesense aside, the only every day purpose of the lanyards is so you do not misplace the pins. Back in the 60's we just put the darn things in our pocket.

Jim

 

+100 We must be near the same age Jim! :D

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  • 2 weeks later...
Thanks for the length, Blueone. I ordered a pair of them and I will see what I think when I get them. Should not take too long as the company is just up the road from me.

Jim

I got the lanyards. They are much more hardy (but less pretty) than the stock ones. They have the look that they will not rust but they have a duller finish. They don't have the nifty swivels on the part that attaches to the pin. If anyone is interested in photos, I will post them. They are a better product by far and no one, other than another Shelby owner, would know the difference.

Jim

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I'm interested in some pics. I've had it with my rust problem. I tucked them under the hood but the car just doesn't look right without them. Kind of looks like my car is always cold...

When I get home, I will shoot some photos with the new ones laid next to the original and post them.

Jim

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