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Toying with the idea to replace the hood on my 66 fastback to one with a shelby hood scoop. I always wanted a car with a scoop. Where would be the best place to buy one? I understand they are fiberglass, has anybody had any problems installing or driving with them? Any pro's or con's?? Paint match should be easy since I have relatively new paint on the car.
 

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Here is what I had done. Fiberglass with a full size opening to the inside. Also, I have a cold air setup I am working on. I get a lot of positive comments plus I really like the looks. I was like you, just wanted one so I put one on. Got it from Mustangs Unlimited as they were the lowest price at the time. Mine was just the scoop added to the steel hood.
 

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It does look good. However I don't think I want to go to the truoble of cutting and installing a scoop on a metal hood. Seems easier to just replace the entire hood.
 

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The problem with glass hoods is the poor fit. By the time you get the sloppy molding worked to fit good, you could have just installed the scoop on a steel hood. Unless you can be happy with a poor fiting hood they are not plug and play. Plus you save the cost of buying the whole hood. MHO

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From what I've heard and read on this forum, molding a fibreglass scoop onto a metal hood might crack after a while. Bolting on one may be a bit better but also, I've heard incompatibilty issues.
 

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i bought my fiberglass 65-66 shelby type hood at carlisle from branda. about 375.00. it has the steel reinforcement all around. maybe i was very lucky but it was excellent in every way.remember for this fiberglass hood you would need the lightweight springs for the hinges.
 

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My hood is from Branda and has the steel reinforcements. The fit was good ::
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/6079/front2.jpg http://www.mustangmods.com/data/6079/side2.jpg
 

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Well after reading the posts and past threads, it looks like I will have to do more research on the subject of glass hood vs. hood scoop on metal. Branda appears to be my best choice if glass. I read they are at Carlisle, which I will try to make this year.
 

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You can get a bolt-on scoop that fits really nice. That's what I use, can't remember where I got it from :naive:
 

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The shop that did mine has had others on some drag cars that have not cracked in over 5 years. I know that they went real wide on the glass work and used all the best products. If interested, e-mail me and I will get more info. I just was not interested in the quality of the hoods when I looked into the glass hoods.
 
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