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NASA Hood options- repair or aftermarket?
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Gents-
As we look to dress the old girl up, I've been noodling options on the NASA hood. We want to go full forced air setup, and naturally would love to use a factory hood, but we all know how hard they are to find in good shape, so I started looking at Dynacorn's version.
I was almost sold on aftermarket when I found found a used NASA hood that the fellow has priced @ $250.00. The hood is straight, but it has rusted through the underside (see pic). (It is only the hood not trim pieces) It appears to be something I can repair, but after the repair, I'm in another $100-150 for soda blasting and sealer /primer.
Don at Ohio says $320 + freight for the Dynacorn.

Can I get opinions on which direction you feel is best?

Thanks!
Butch

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#2
I wouldn't pay 250 for that. Keep searching I've seen nice originals 300-500. Heard the quality is much better than repo
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I was told by a few people, who have bought repop hoods, if you get a Reproduction hood, you should also replace the 2 front fenders for a proper fit.

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I have used a Dynacord NASA hood on two different vehicles with no problems. Fit was great, and the Dynacorn hood actually does NOT have the flaw that is in the OEM hood: the extreme bow in the middle, mostly on the driver side.

For the amount of work required to get a good fit with the Dynacorn vs that rusty OEM piece...I would do the Dynacorn.

Remember: Rust will ALWAYS come back.
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Kit Sullivan;193576 Wrote:I have used a Dynacord NASA hood on two different vehicles with no problems. Fit was great, and the Dynacorn hood actually does NOT have the flaw that is in the OEM hood: the extreme bow in the middle, mostly on the driver side.

For the amount of work required to get a good fit with the Dynacorn vs that rusty OEM piece...I would do the Dynacorn.

Remember: Rust will ALWAYS come back.

I talked to one of the guys at DynCorp and he said that they to manufacture the hood exactly to the original and they kept getting returns because of the bow that Kit mentioned. I had this problem on my original OEM hood and my painter suggested getting a new one. I haven't seen anything but good reviews on the DynCorp hood. I have one ready to go in garage but haven't fitted it yet so I can't really comment from experience, only what I've read.
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Kit Sullivan;193576 Wrote:I have used a Dynacord NASA hood on two different vehicles with no problems. Fit was great, and the Dynacorn hood actually does NOT have the flaw that is in the OEM hood: the extreme bow in the middle, mostly on the driver side.

For the amount of work required to get a good fit with the Dynacorn vs that rusty OEM piece...I would do the Dynacorn.

Remember: Rust will ALWAYS come back.

+1 mine fit with minor tweaking.

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Thanks guys! I'm leaning more towards the Dynacorn now than before. Thanks for the heads up on the "bow" in the hood. I have a slight bow on the current original hood that my son and I have pondered over. Am I safe in extrapolating the bow in due in part to the amount of pressure needed to close the hood ? If yes, would it be reasonable to assume replacing stock hood springs with update ( albeit not period correct) strut arms would alleviate the concern? I sure don't want to go through the effort and expense of fitting and repainting to have it get tweaked!

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#8
The Dynacorn hood is really good. original is nice, but you know how it goes.

i have my rusted out original hood in the garage and the Dynacorn on my car...

i never even painted it i just buffed out the Anti Rust coating on it.
my car is in my Signature below Big Grin
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#9
Great looking car! Clever idea! I appreciate the input- I'm ordering the Dynacorn- unless a premium original Wimbledon white NASA shows up in the classifieds within the next week! Big Grin

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imusa76;193568 Wrote:I was told by a few people, who have bought repop hoods, if you get a Reproduction hood, you should also replace the 2 front fenders for a proper fit.

Those people were wrong

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