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fiberglass nasa hood
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Anybody try or recommend a good bolt-on fiberglass mach 1 hood, fitment issues better than steel dynacrap hood?
I have my HEAVY, original mach hood, but needs major welding. Below hood bolts right one, saves much weight, too.
Was looking at hood from Unlimited products in CA.  
1971-1973 Mustang hood
Features full inner structure for strength (except for MU200T). Smooth gray gel coat finish. 
Bottom has full liner. Scoops are functional.[Image: MU200-300.jpg]

For race weight version, order MU200T
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Image: MU200r-300.jpg]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Image: MU200f-200.jpg]
 
 Have run their tall boss 9 bolt-on scoop for years 

[Image: IMG-0137.jpg]

 
 
 
 
 

Underside showing front latch and rear mount.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Anyone?
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(01-02-2020, 12:25 AM)B229218 Wrote: Anyone?

Not a NASA hood.

I'm also on a mission to shed weight from the front of my car, but I am sticking with a standard hood since I have a coupe.  One of these days I am going to cough up some money and go visit Charles Maier at Maier Racing and get one of their 71-73 standard hoods in fiberglass or carbon fiber.  Whenever that day comes I'll fit it up and report how good or bad it is on the forum.


Update- So I went and saw Charles Maier yesterday and bought one of these hoods...
The scoop intakes are just decals, and it strays from the true design quite a bit...  We’ll see what it looks like in a month or so when I pick it up.[Image: C7-DB2-E74-B346-4102-A156-4-D34-A485-F268.jpg]
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I would have thought with you living in California you could find good used Ford NASA hood?


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#5
I have been looking around for the same, but haven't actually pulled the trigger so I can't give any firsthand info.  VFN has good customer reviews as far as fitment and quality (on other cars).  Let us know what you go with.

http://www.vfnfiberglass.com/71-73mustang.htm

https://www.usbody.com/

https://www.darkhorseracing.net/71-73_mustang.htm

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#6
Sometimes I wonder if US shops would pay extra taxes to display descent images on their websites.
Why are so often expensive items displayed in thumbnail size??

Anyway, just wanted say the first pict of the hood above is quite impressive in terms of fabrication. (http://www.up22.com/Mustang71.htm)
It features the scoops with fully open cavities in the negative space of the mould, which basically is a massive pita to make
as you can't remove the part from the mould in one go or even remove it at all. So they must use some smart trick to have that done.
if someone buys one, i'd like very much to see big detail picture of that region when it's still unpainted. Very impressive to me.

You can see on the darkhorse or usbody versions that they cut where the negative space begins...

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Fiberglass hoods have been discussed before on the forum. It appears that one of the biggest problems is the hinge spring is too strong for the lighter hood, and finding a suitable replacement.
https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-hood-struts?



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B229218 Wrote:Anybody try or recommend a good bolt-on fiberglass mach 1 hood, fitment issues better than steel dynacrap hood?
I have my HEAVY, original mach hood, but needs major welding. Below hood bolts right one, saves much weight, too.
Was looking at hood from Unlimited products in CA.  
1971-1973 Mustang hood
Features full inner structure for strength (except for MU200T). Smooth gray gel coat finish. 
Bottom has full liner. Scoops are functional.[Image: MU200-300.jpg]

For race weight version, order MU200T
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Image: MU200r-300.jpg]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Image: MU200f-200.jpg]
 
 Have run their tall boss 9 bolt-on scoop for years 

[Image: IMG-0137.jpg]

 
 
 
 
 

Underside showing front latch and rear mount.
 

For what it's worth, I have a Dynacorn hood and it fits extremely well.  I know you mentioned weight, which obviously would be an advantage with the fiberglass, but you also mentioned fit of the Dynacorn.  Maybe I just got lucky, but I can't imagine a fiberglass hood fitting better.
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The repop hoods need to be "adjusted" to fit the fender curve properly, then the hem needs to be tacked to the inner sheetmetal. Any *good* body shop should be capable of doing this.

Regarding the glass hood question, I bought one of the Ram Air hoods from US Body Source about twenty years ago, when a group of friends did a big group buy and had eight glass hoods shipped up. All of them are still installed on the cars they were bought for and are in great condition. The Ram Air hood I bought fit pretty well, but it was the lift-off raceweight hood. I sold the car it was on. If you're going to do the hinged hood, make sure your hinges are in top condition with no binding, and you'll have to source some very light springs, or just go for a prop rod.


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I bought a fiberglass hood for my coupe a few years ago from a previous owner and don't remember which brand it is. However the fit is decent. I had to Dremel the scoops out to make them "functional". I wrapped it in a 3M product and added my own graphic to break up the sea of black, since our hoods are so large.

It was worthwhile for me, I lost close to ninety pounds off the front by ditching the steel ram-air hood, latch, springs and hinges.


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