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Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by rjm-1, May 27, 2012.

  1. rjm-1

    rjm-1 Member Established Member

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    The Shelby SS hood had quite a few fitment issues but nothing that couldn't be overcome. By the time I brought it to the painter he said it was one of the best fitting fiberglass hood he ever seen. The hood actually required shimming the back up 3/8", slotting and extending the hinges to bring it forward about 1/4" and slotting the latch mechanism to allow the front of the hood to drop abou 3/8". I actually had to have extension pieces welded to the end of the hinges to make them long enough. I also figured while he was mixing paint, might as well add the side scoops! BTW, the stripe material I purchased thru VinylGraphics (manufactured by ORACAL) was an exact match. IMG_2346.jpg IMG_2350.jpg IMG_2351.jpg IMG_2354.jpg IMG_2355.jpg IMG_2306.jpg
     
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    5spd07gt BaggedCobra Established Member

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    Looks great. I bought an authentic ss hood over the winter but ended up selling it. Now I know what it would have looked like haha
     
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    WOWWY........... That's an awesome all around Ride !

    Are those hood pins the "Real Deal" or are they the stick on's?

    I ordered my 13 in Sterling Grey / Black Stripes.

    Seening your car makes me happy about the choice I made.
     
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    rjm-1 Member Established Member

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    Yes those are the "Real Deal". Not stick On. Congrats on your 2013 !! Gonna be great!!
     
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    MJN Member Established Member

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    Looking good I would love to do the same but the fitment issues scare me

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. StangSupremacy

    StangSupremacy Member Established Member

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    I am on the border line of ordering this hood from Trufiber, but i am worried about fitment issues and how much prep work would require to paint the hood. I would hate to end up spending just as much in body/paint work than the hood itself.
     
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    rjm-1 Member Established Member

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    It's really not that bad. Just takes a little patience. Oh, and some help taking the hood on and off. I used some aluminum bar stock from Lowe's to fabricate the hood hinge spacers, elongated the hinge holes and latch mechanism holes with a de-burring tool to allow the hood to come forward and sit lower in the front end. Then a good body shop to do the final fit and paint. Or you can deliver the new hood to the body shop and let them do everything!
     
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    bossnova3 Active Member Established Member

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    If you don't mind, how much was the hood and all in. Oh yeah it looks great by the way congrats great job.
     
  9. rjm-1

    rjm-1 Member Established Member

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    The hood is $1,499 from Shelby, but I found mine used on Craigslist for $300. At that price I said why not?

    By the time I added the hood vents $200, the Super Snake side scoops $239, the hood pins and installation kit $125, prep and paint for hood and side scoops, and new vinyls stripes purchase and installation, the total cost is just under $3,000. Not cheap, but worth it when finished!
     
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    bull3441 New Member Established Member

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    Looks great and my favorite color. My friend who has a SS is on his 3rd hood. They have cracked in the sam exact spot each time. Passenger side snorkel, closest to fender. Good luck and I hope you have better luck than him.
     
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    staged222 New Member Established Member

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    Side scoops

    Where did you get the side scoops from? Car looks great!
     
  12. denman

    denman New Member Established Member

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    Love the hood and pins. Not a fan of the fake side scoops, though
     
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    GTOGreg Crazy Sum-B Established Member

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    Looks clean, nice job! What are you using to lift the hood with?
     
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    rjm-1 Member Established Member

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    From Shelby Store, Super Snake side scoops.
     
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    SteelTownStang New Member Established Member

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    Nice job. Car looks great!
     
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    rjm-1 Member Established Member

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    Prop rod. Installed Redline Tuning Super Snake hood struts but had to remove them because they interfered with hood closing flush. Too bad because they are really nice struts. Every SS hood is slightly different and every now and then the hood struts will not clear. Others have posted about the same problem. The folks at Redline worked with me but could not come up with a fix and so they let me return them for a full refund. Will not go with short struts on a fiberglass hood.
     
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    Hood looks awesome. In fact, the whole car looks nice. Great stance and red brake calipers. What springs are your running? Did you paint the calipers?

    Jay
     
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    rjm-1 Member Established Member

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    I'm running FRPP Lowering springs. The front calipers are BAER and were already painted red. I painted the rear calipers with caliper paint from an automotive store. Maybe Duplicolor? Just brush it on.
     
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    backinastang New Member Established Member

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    I love how it looks. Wondering? How much weight did it add?
     
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    rjm-1 Member Established Member

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    Not sure, but I would guess maybe 10 lbs heavier than stock.
     

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