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How many of you with 65-66 mustangs that have the shelby gt 350 hood scoop.

A) Have a fiberglass hood with the scoop?

B) Stock steel hood with the scoop bonded on?

C) Stock steel hood with the bolt on scoop?

Looking for pics of the top and underside of your hood if you have choice "C".

And where did you buy your scoop?

how was the fit?

did you open it up underneath?
 

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Originally I had a fiberglass hood ... hated everything about it.

So then I went to a metal hood with a bolt on scoop, and bonded the edges. Looked great for a little over a year, then gradually cracked all the way around the scoop.

I got tired of the whole hood scoop look and went back to a stock hood last summer (after 9 years of some sort of scoop on the car).

Nowadays, everyone has a scoop. IMHO, it's the cars WITHOUT scoops that stand out.

If you bond a fiberglass scoop to a metal hood, it will eventually crack unless the car is nothing but a trailer queen.

Oh, BTW, I got the bolt on scoop from Mustangs Unlimited. Fit was fair.
 

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http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/OfnaJoe/th_Picture466.jpg http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/OfnaJoe/th_Picture467.jpg Sorry for bad pics, 6am in dim garage. The scoop is from e-bay $45. Good quality and fit.
 

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Don't have a pic of the underside. It's 6-8 studs & nuts I believe. Doesn't look too bad if you brush paint the studs & nuts the same color as the hood.
 

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I bought this one used for $100 Needs to be fitted but I believe it will be nice when done. This is an older hood that had been sitting for at least 15 years in a shed. I figure if it aint what I want once it is fitted(I can always do the bolt on scoop deal) I like the way the underneath is because it looks just like my metal hood from underneath. The thing that i am really going to like is there won't be any suck down from the hood pins(the metal hood always flexed and looked dented in that area,plus I believe the engine will get more air and run cooler with this hood.

Dave
 

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Having some bad fiberglass experience under my belt, I went with the best hood I could find. The FG hood is built onto a steel frame. It's a solid piece and not flimsy like some other cheaper versions. The fit was perfect right out of the box. Having the steel frame allows continued use of hinge springs, albeit lightweight ones.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa148/davesanborn/001-4.jpg

Dave
 

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How about "D" Steel frame with fiberglass skin. Obtained from Branda. The only way to go.
 

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http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/OfnaJoe/th_Picture470.jpg http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/OfnaJoe/th_473new.jpg http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/OfnaJoe/th_Picture475.jpg
A little bit better pics,still overcast. The scoop came white, I painted it black for now, waiting on body shop to paint car.
 

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Mine was put on in 1986.

It has a very small crack at its leading edge that has not gotten worse in years.

It still looks amazingly good and I have put more than 30,000 miles on the car since then.
 
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