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68DARKHORSE
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posted 11-15-2002 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know they are never perfect, but who makes the strongest hoods?

I'm looking for a standard (to add a scoop) or '67 Shelby style.

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rockafellz
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posted 11-15-2002 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Alton,

It's really hard to tell who makes "the best". Honestly.

I've heard good and bad about Maier Racing and I live 5 miles away. I hear good from the locals (I think they get to choose) and bad from the out of staters. I've also heard good from Cobranda ('66 Shelby style). Rumor also has it that Mustangs Plus gets their stock from Maier Racing. I've also heard good and bad from Mustangs Unlimited. Mostly bad from up22.com or ushoods.com

Your best bet would be to go to your closest dealer and "hand pick" the hood of your choice (if the allow it).

What I plan to do is get a factory steel hood and cut a hole and prep it for a GT-350 style scoop.

Just me...

Erik

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kid vishus
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posted 11-15-2002 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The bad thing about "strong" fiberglass hoods is by time they add all the extra ribbing to reinforce them, they end up weighing almost as much as a steel hood, but never look quite as nice. It's real hard to make a 'glass hood look perfectly smooth like a steel hood. Most end with a few small waves or ripples in them.

That being said, US Body Source does make some nice pieces. The hood on my dad's racecar is from US Body and it's a nice peice of 'glass.

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 11-15-2002 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're shopping for later model stuff, it's tough to beat Cervinis. They offer quality parts.

I had a Maier hood for the mustang shipped across the country, and it fits like $hit!

I guess they send their crappy parts across the country, where it would be too expensive to send it back!

Good Luck!

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