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Doing a hood swap

Old 02-19-2009, 05:13 PM
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Default Doing a hood swap

So I'm getting a hood with the gt hood scoop on it this weekend, is the swap as easy as it looks? 2 bolts on each side? not sure about the washer fluid lines though.. any one have any suggestions?
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:59 PM
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I think you just cut the washer hose at a spot that won't cause problems (try under the hood blanket), or any area that will give you enough hose length to reconnect. Then just get a hose straight-through connector from a hardware or auto parts shop, and seal it up with tape or something.

That's just what seems intuitive to me.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:15 PM
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everything pops right out, just get someone to help you hold the hood up while you take off and put on the bolts, the padding should come right off and the washer nozzles pop right out, set them aside and make sure to switch the old rubber seal at the back of the hood to your new hood if it doesn't come with it.. easy as pie..
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:04 PM
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Make sure the bolts are in the same place when you put the new hood on. That will be make sure the alignment is correct.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:46 AM
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Actually there is no adjustment on our hoods. Just 4 bolts and unplugging/repluggin in the washer line. Takes 10 minutes to do both cars. I just had mine done at Brenspeed. If you can air up your tires, you can swap a hood. Theres nothing to know.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:51 AM
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^^^ Yes that is correct. I just had my hood off because I added a custom two toned paint scheme and it was very simple to install. You will need another person to help you hold the hood but other than that it is just a bolt on job.
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