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I have seen the shelby style twin scooped hood made to work on a 65. I am always leary when it comes to aftermarket fiberglass hoods(Had a challenger T/A with an aftermarket replacement hood and it always bowed up on the sides)(had a 70 Trans-Am with a L88 style fiberglass hood and it never fit right on all corners) I am hoping that the quality of these shelby hoods would be better than my past ones!!!

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Wow no one out there has a 64.5-66 Mustang sporting one of those new trick fiberglass dual scooped hoods? I see that they have a metal frame and you can use all of the original latches and hinges too! I am really looking hard at putting one of those on my car this winter since it is going to the body shop in two weeks! I called the distributor and he said that the hood fits as good as my factory hood and does not require much prep before paint(but he was trying to sell it to me so i am thinking that he might bend the truth a bit just to make a sale. Any input on these hood would be very helpfull for me.

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Dave,
Nice fastback!!!!!!
Who has a '67 style 'glass hood with a steel frame? That's what I want but was told that the steel frame and glass skin would react different to temp changes and mess up. I would think it would have some room to expand and be better(stronger) than an all 'glass hood.
If you could post a link to the company that has it that would be great.
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I wish I did. Does that count? I haven't seen alot of them. The only place I have seen that even carries them is Mustangs Plus. That is the route I would go with a hood, because everyone has already done the standard 65-66 Shelby scoop.

JMO though.
 

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My guess is that no one answered because a simple search would have brought up a lot about the fiberglass hoods including the 67 scoop.

All I have heard of so far need work

I want one also. What brand has the metal underframe ?

I know of Mustang Plus and Miear Racing that have the 66 with 67 scoop, put they do not have metal shell
 

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You mean like this?



I bought mine off a boat company on ebay that was making hoods on the side. They don't seem to be selling anymore that I can see. Mine has a metal frame in the fiberglass, still bowed with the use of light weight springs so I took them out and it popped right back into the right shape ;) Fit and finish was 'ok' the painter had to clean it up a bit and the holes are not cut exactly the same on each side but you have to look hard to notice. I also had to put small spacers behind my hood latch assembly to push it out about .75 inch for the hood pin to line up correctly
 

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I had a '67 scoop bonded to my steel hood, in the long run it was a LOT cheaper than the fiberlass route. IIRC the scoop was about $65. The hood already fit the car and was straight (mostly) so the only expense was the cutting bonding and some triming of the opening in front of the scoop.

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Well I know that Mustangs unlimited offers a 67-68 shelby style hood with metal frame but i don't think they offer the same shelby hood for a 64.5-66 Mustang. I saw it advertised somewhere just recently but i can't remember where i saw it. I guess it's time to drag out the mags again and do a search.

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You should be talking with Maier Racing. http://www.maierracing.com/index.html
Bill Maier claims he made all of Shelby's hood. He told me that he designed/built the 67 style hood for the 66 but was unable to finish the mold in time for the 66 release date. That is the reason that he has the 67 hood that fits the 66 model.
Ok enough history. I've purchased 2 (2nd one because of a young girl in a jeep that pulled out in front of me from a side street) 67 hoods from Bill and they both needed work to fit and finish correctly. But thats no different than anyone else here will tell you about fiberglass.
If Im not mistaken Maier supplies Mustangs plus. I've always bought direct from the manufacturer. Mostly I've had good experiences that way, but the down side of that is you aren't always at the top of the list because of loyalties to large volumn purchasers.
 

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I have the "shelby style" hood from Mustangs Plus on my 65. The look is great and the fit was great as well but every car will fit a little different
 

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How much extra clearance do you get with that hood vs a stock hood? It looks like enough to add a carb spacer.
 

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I don't know the measurement but I have a Performer RPM intake and a 3" air cleaner on my carb and there are no clearance issues.
 
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