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Old 05-10-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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Do people who put cobra hoods on their car feel goofy when they pull up to a real cobra? I had a mustang track me down while driving yesterday and in my rear view mirror I could see the cobra hood, but when it got next to me I could see it was a GT. He just went on his way, but there must have been a reason for him to weave between cars to get up to me.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:41 AM   #2
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Maybe he just likes mustangs and wanted to see your car???? Why would he feel goofy about putting a cobra hood on his car?
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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I kinda understand where you're coming from, like people putting cobra badges and body kits on a v6 mustang. Personally it's something I wouldn't want to do, but that's just the thing about mustangs. You can customize them in so many ways to match what you're looking for in the car. With so many different models out there... Saleen, SVT, Roush, Califonia Special, Mach 1, Steeda, etc etc... You have the options to modifying almost anything on the car from cosmetics to power adders. If you like the way Cobras look, but don't want the extra money associated with maintaining one, putting on some cobra bumpers and hood are always an option. In my opinion it's what hold the mustang community together. I may not like what someone has done to their car, it may look horrible in fact, but I always respect the time and money they have put in to it.

Now on the other hand, if you have a bone stock v6 mustang dressed up as a cobra, and you tell people you've got a DOHC supercharged engine under the hood, that's just ignorant.
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Don't ask me. I'm amused by CobraJet badges on '03-'04 shakers.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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It would be pretty boring if all of them looked the same. You buy the car then make it your own. However I am against rebadging the car into something it is not.
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Cobra hoods can also benefit any Mustang aerodynamically, improve heat extraction and resolve clearance issues for engine mods.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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It would be pretty boring if all of them looked the same. You buy the car then make it your own. However I am against rebadging the car into something it is not.
I agree, rebadging your car to something it isn't just makes me . Other than that it's a free for all
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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I just dont like the look. You either have it or you dont. There is no "Clone" since a "Clone" is an exact duplicate. Maybe I am getting cynical in my 40's. However, what i wouldnt have done to make my 1970's cutlass a 442....still want one.
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I have a gt500 rear spoiler and I don't feel goofy when a gt500 pulls up next to me. The dude wanted to catch you because it's what mustang drivers do when they see another mustang on the road... catch up, check out your ride, give you a nod, race, or etc.
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In the future, I want to put a 03-04 Cobra hood on my GT. I am not a big fan of the nonfunctional hood scoop. In my case, it has nothing to do with cloning. It is a bone stock Gt Vert with 58000 miles on it and I like it just as it is.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:31 PM   #11
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I guess I would be one of those looser's that does not have the special little "V" as my 8th digit in my VIN but I have a Cobra hood on my little ol GT and no I don't feel goofy in any way.
My car is not a clone and I have never claimed it to be anything but a GT I like the look of the Cobra hood and bumper as do many other people their is nothing wrong with putting those parts on a V6/GT it's when people claim a car is something else that their is a problem
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I was thinking of putting a 58 Edsel hood on mine....whaddaya think?
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Do people who put cobra hoods on their car feel goofy when they pull up to a real cobra? I had a mustang track me down while driving yesterday and in my rear view mirror I could see the cobra hood, but when it got next to me I could see it was a GT. He just went on his way, but there must have been a reason for him to weave between cars to get up to me.
It's just a Mustang thing. I always try to catch up if I see one in front of me.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:31 AM   #14
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I have Saleen style wheels on my LX. Not trying to fool anyone into believing that it's a real Saleen. I just like the look. Everyone is entitled to make their car custom.
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I was thinking of putting a 58 Edsel hood on mine....whaddaya think?
I may have a picture of Carroll Shelby signing the dashboard of a 1958 Edsel.
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i have an 03-04 cobra bumper and a 95 cobra r hood on my car and I dont feel funny at all. I love the way each part looked and when I had a run in with a deer I figured I might as well get the parts that I want instead of stock
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i have an 03-04 cobra bumper and a 95 cobra r hood on my car and I dont feel funny at all. I love the way each part looked and when I had a run in with a deer I figured I might as well get the parts that I want instead of stock
The 95 Cobra R hood is probably one of the best looking hoods for the New Edge!
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The 95 Cobra R hood is probably one of the best looking hoods for the New Edge!
Couldn't agree more. I have one on my car.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #19
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My car is a GT with a cobra hood,front bumper and 96 cobra 4v engine in it.The only cobra emblem is the one on my intake.I tell people it's a 4v swapped GT.I put the cobra hood on after I stuck the 4v in and had to slam the stock hood down when I closed it.I don't feel funny pulling up next to a real SN cobra.I agree with the other guys.As long as you're not lying about what the car really is,Then I guess it's fine to do whatever you want to it.For the record I really wanted to put cobra badges on my car but decided against it.
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What pisses me off is when someone trys to sell a clone as a real Cobra.
There's some *** clown on my Craigslist right now that's been advertising a Cobra for a few months now that you can clearly see it has a Mustang steering wheel and a GT front bumper, yet has no pics of the motor.
...........I guess someone called them out on it cause they now state in their ad "This is a real Cobra!"
.......I hope someone looking for a real Cobra punches him in the face...
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