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Old 03-20-2008, 11:30 PM   #1
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First offwhat sould i look for in buying a newhood. causei'm looking at getting a 4 inch hood and cant find any info on the hood weight. what difference would it make, most range from 15-27 pounds and i'm speaking about fiberglass hoods. also does anybody know how to install a lift off hood? the last and finial q's what manufacturer would most of you recommand (from experience)? hardwood, abc exclusive, champion fiberglass, mr.body kit and ect.
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:48 PM   #2
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i've had a fiber glass hood on my car since i bought it six years ago. keep in mind that it cracks over the years(atleast mine did). i've had mine fixed a couple times. it lookssweet though.
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:05 AM   #3
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4" is really high...
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:09 AM   #4
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i already know but that's my finial choise. can anyone help.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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anyone?
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:58 PM   #6
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i got a 3 inch..its perfect
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:56 AM   #7
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i bought my hood through a place called mustang parts specilast www.mpsautosalvage.com i have been very pleased with the fit and quality and most of all the price was the best around here you might want to check them out. i have a cobra r hood and it looks great
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:55 AM   #8
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Cervini, Harwood, or Goodmark....I have the 3" and it looks the best imo. The fitment is good, but never perfect with the aftermarket hoods. You might need to do a little sanding to get a better look. Of the fiberglass hoods I've had, the weight difference isminor.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:41 AM   #9
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thanks i was thinking of geting a harwood but seen a $100-$200 price difference. also how would you install a lift off hood and would you use the front latch?
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:55 PM   #10
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I have a Harwood 4 inch cowl, it fits extremeley well but it took a few hours of sanding the edges and doing some tweeking to get it that way. I would go with the bolt on kiind and use pins in the front, you can use the latch as well but i would reccomend the front pins for extra safety. I had a friend that had a bolt on and didn't have pins and the wind got up under it real good one night while he was going down the road and it blew up on him. It smashed the hood into a thousand pieces crushed his cowl in dented the roof and destroyed the black cowl cover, It cost him around 1800 dollars to fox it. Hope this helped you out!
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