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What does the stock 96-97 hood weigh compared to the fiberglass cowl hood?
 

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I read today that the Fiberglass hood weighs about 30 pounds. Not sure about the stock hood.
 

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OxmanWI said:
What does the stock 96-97 hood weigh compared to the fiberglass cowl hood?
I wonder how many guys buy those hoods and still have STOCK crap under the hood? I was thinking of customizing my hood with the '87 - '88 super coupe hood air intake grills. I found a nice set, But, finding the right body guy is a PITA.
 

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I wonder how many guys buy those hoods and still have STOCK crap under the hood? I was thinking of customizing my hood with the '87 - '88 super coupe hood air intake grills. I found a nice set, But, finding the right body guy is a PITA.

Probably quite a few I would think. Some do it for looks, and some like me are just planning ahead. I still have a stock motor under the hood, but so what?? Either way, it's a good way to have something different from the stock hood and it also lightens the front end. Win win in my eyes, but then again my vision may be a bit blurry :tongue: . I bought a cowl hood for my 95 due to the fact that the stock one was wrecked and the shop quoted me just as much for a stock steel hood + paint as it cost me to buy the fiberglass hood and fit, ship & paint it. Figured if I was going to upgrade that was my chance, so I took it. Just personal style I guess...

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Its This Hood Or A Civini Hood. Do They Make This Hood For 89-93 T Birds?
 

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If you are talking about my hood, it came from Legendary in PA. He was taken off the vendor list because he cheated some of us out of $$ sent for struts and because of poor shipping, etc, etc. I am not sure if he is still in business or not.

I would never order one from him again even though mine did turn out OK. Its not perfect but ....

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I'm planning for the future since the cost factor of a stock hood and a custom was a wash and since my son smashed the car I said I'd get the cowled hood that way there when I change the heads and intake I would have more room. http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/rjstat/34db8d7b.jpg
 

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You can buy all the hoods through Super Coupe Performance now except for the VFN one that won't even open all the way :rolleyes:


don't worry about it being a 3.8LX/base, they fit all models, it's just easier to point to the one configuration that spans all 8 years of our car. lol http://www.supercoupeperformance.com/partBrowser.aspx?category=37
 

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Yeah but its going to hit you in the face for like $550 plus shipping and the other fee's your looking at $7-8-900 for one. Why cant they be free? :(
 

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i dont think any fiberglass hood is gonna be cheap, simple as that mine set me back as follows..

Hood: $460
Shipping: $110
Prep: $200
paint was included because i re painted the whole car
 

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It was cheaper for me to get the SCP hood than to get a new stock hood I paid $610 for the fiberglass hood and it would of cost me $678 new stock hood. <center>
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well i payed 509 shipped to my door from age classic.hood was 409 and paint was free cause i did it at autobody school. I the adp crash estimating software it said the stock hood new was 800 from ford and doors are 1,300 hundred for and empty shell no gut's windows nothing.I bought the hood because of weight savings 30 pounds lighter than stock. The stock hood was 60. I wanted more clearance for later when i install the kenne bell blower i want.The looks are killer.
 

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I just ordered a VFN 3" cowl bolt-on hood today for my '93.

The car has '97 headlights with the original '93 corners. Just got some clear corners for a '97 and made the hood mismatch stick out worse. Biggest reason for a new hood is hoping the car will run a rock steady 180* with the a/c on:rolleyes:

The total cost to VFN is $420. That's $400 for the hood and $20 to box it. They required 1/2 down so that was only $210 today and the other $210 in 4-5 weeks when the hood is finished. They will be giving me an exact estimate on freight in a day or two, should be around $150. I will pay the truck driver for delivery. Delivery would be 3-5 days.

It's alot easier to 'make payments' on a hood. I'm not rich and didn't want to shell out $600 then have to paint the car. I was ready to pay in full today but the 'payment plan' made my day:D

The hood now opens all the way and also clears all aftermarket intakes. Weighs 26 lbs.
 

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The VFN hood finally arrived about 7 weeks after initial payment. Shipping was only $76.00

Now I won't know if it solves the cooling problem while running a/c in 100+* weather. The airflow is way different at idle. The hot air used to blow out mostly in front of the tires and now exits from the cowl screens. I bet it won't run 220* on hot days now.

The hood fit great except the hinge area. Request that they mark where the hinge bolts go but not drill them. Do that yourself so they aren't egg shaped once lined up. I had to trim the hood behind the hinge for clearance. Then it sat 1/4" too high. Rather than remove structural fiberglass, I cut the flat part off the top of the hinge.

For only $495.00 I'm happy.
 
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