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Molly B's Hood


After I saw the ram air hood on Molly B.'s '94 T-Bird, I fell in love with it. I have been looking but haven't found too much. I talked to her and she said that her hood was made by Legendary, which may now be out of business. I searched the forums here at TCCoA and I found this link: http://www.trendesignautosports.com/TrenDesignAutosports.htm. I think they have what I am looking for. I found this picture of a hood for a '96 or '97 T-Bird. I think this is what Molly B. has for her '94, but for a '96. They have it on sale for $500, I haven't looked at hoods too much, so is this a good price or no?


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It's a decent price. It's really the only one made that's not just another cowl, so you're kinda stuck if you are in love with that style. Look into having a scoop put on to your stock hood, it might come out cheaper. Even if it's the same price, you at least get to pick exactly what your hood will look like... Just a thought.
 

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I'm pretty sure Trend Designs is just reselling the Legendary hood. Quality is so-so and actually having the hood fit out of the box (don't fool yourself, it'll ship in a large cardboard box) is about 50/50. Be prepared to spend the purchase price making the hood fit correctly/not look like crap.
 

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MadeInDade said:
Is there a performance benefit of having the ram air?

not really. unless you spend all of your time doing over 70mph.

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The Great Obucina said:
not really. unless you spend all of your time doing over 70mph.

joseph
some of us do..... The "Ram air effect" suppoely starts to take place between 75-80 MPH. If the Ram air setup is done right you feel an extra push when it starts to kick in, other that its a really cool cold air intake.
 

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Hey, the Ram Air on mine kept my car from overheating on the way back to Ohio with a two year old, two cats and my mom, so I'm in love with it.

Anyway, I wanted to add, once you do get your hood, wherever you get it from, be sure to get some kind of hood pins. If it's not latched right, or whatever, those hoods take off like a rocket. May result in something similar to this:

<img src="http://members.tccoa.com/bambi47/Wreck%20Day%204.jpg"></img>

Good luck.

--Molly
 

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That sucks.... I see a sticker at the left lower corner of the windshield that looks a lot like my Ft Campbell Ky one. Is that a military base sticker? Yes, if you put on a fiberglass hood, do NOT do it with out hood pins or locks.
 

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I wrecked my car going less than 5 mph in October of 2003, rear-ended an Altima. Destroyed my front end. The hood wouldn't latch, but the Tappan Zee Bridge (NY) road people wanted me off the bridge, told me to drive it off.... TOLD me the hood was latched. It wasn't. It was really cute having that hood fly up, smack the windshield... slivers of friggin' glass everywhere. I was screaming, my son was screaming, the guy following me in the FLAT BED truck got out and yelled at ME! ARGGGH!!!! I still find little pieces of glass here and there...

I had nice locking hood pins, too, but they were busted. But, funny, the flat bed driver that took me all the way home, managed to fasten the hood really well using rope and what was left of the hood pins. Friggin' hood didn't move all 100+ miles home. So..... even though they weren't working right, they still worked in the end!!! And, after that, I learned from other posters here... when the hood don't latch, get some duct tape, stick it to your jeans to take some of the sticky away, and tape your hood down. So, duct tape in my trunk it is! More good advice for anyone with a 'glass hood.

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MadeInDade said:
So does your air filter need to be moved to where the scoops in the hood are?
If you want ram air. There is a Bird out there with it, but I wouldnt think there are very many gains over a cold air kit.

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BambiRambino47 said:
Hey, the Ram Air on mine kept my car from overheating on the way back to Ohio with a two year old, two cats and my mom, so I'm in love with it.

Anyway, I wanted to add, once you do get your hood, wherever you get it from, be sure to get some kind of hood pins. If it's not latched right, or whatever, those hoods take off like a rocket. May result in something similar to this:

<img src="http://members.tccoa.com/bambi47/Wreck%20Day%204.jpg"></img>

Good luck.

--Molly
i have the same hood and have not had a problem yet (knock on wood).
 

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i have the same hood and have not had a problem yet (knock on wood).
Did you move your intake filter to the scoops of the ram air hood? Where did you get your hood, and how much did you pay? Any problems with it fitting? Because people have told some not too of thing about Legendary and how their hoods fit.
 

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i did not get the one with the scoops. that is the one that i wanted but could not find it. as for it fitting i had to mod it to fit. i had to shave under the top part of the hood for the wippers to work and add to the bottom corners to match the fenders and the headlights. the hood was ment for a 95 t-bird. i ordered mine from a company i found in the MMFF magazine.
 

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as for it fitting i had to mod it to fit. i had to shave under the top part of the hood for the wippers to work and add to the bottom corners to match the fenders and the headlights. the hood was ment for a 95 t-bird.
Well that makes since, having to mod the '95 hood to fit your '96. But I have been hearing stories about having to mod the correct year hood. I have also heard of them coming damaged, taking months for delivery, and sometimes never being delivered.
 

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not sure about that mine was not damaged and it did not take long to get. my body kit took alot longer. when we ordered mine we could not find any company that makes it for a 96-97 style cougar or bird. they advertised that they did but when we called they said that they don't make them for that model. so that is why i ordered the 94-95 cause it is not much different in outer shape. the shop in winnipeg here that i get all my stuff from orders hoods all the time and very seldom has a problem with shipping of damaged hoods.
 

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Molly B's Hood


After I saw the ram air hood on Molly B.'s '94 T-Bird, I fell in love with it. I have been looking but haven't found too much. I talked to her and she said that her hood was made by Legendary, which may now be out of business. I searched the forums here at TCCoA and I found this link: http://www.trendesignautosports.com/TrenDesignAutosports.htm. I think they have what I am looking for. I found this picture of a hood for a '96 or '97 T-Bird. I think this is what Molly B. has for her '94, but for a '96. They have it on sale for $500, I haven't looked at hoods too much, so is this a good price or no?


Hood I found for sale
are you sure you didnt fall in love w/ her? She's pretty cute.
 
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