1. flashback87

    flashback87 Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    When I bought my car it came with a lift off cowl hood and did not have most of the hood hardware (latch, prop, hinges, etc). I just got a bolt on cowl hood. I got a latch and hinges from a junk yard car but the hood prop was bent. Fox body mustangs are hard to come by in junk yards, so are there any other cars I can use the hood prop and clips from?

    Thanks,
     
  2. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,458
    Likes Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    gainesville
    not sure on that one. ebay or the board classifieds may be your best bet.
     
  3. 7991LXnSHO

    7991LXnSHO Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,738
    Likes Received:
    177
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    North Platte, NE
    86 87 Cougar T bird?
     
  4. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard
    Mod Dude Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Messages:
    8,208
    Likes Received:
    1,177
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    a van down by the river
  5. steedamatt

    Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Pompano Beach, FL
    What do you think of a hood strut kit? Is it a fiberglass or steel cowl, just open it up and let it go, the only thing with those is I dont think they will work with a fiberglass hood.
     
  6. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    4,099
    Likes Received:
    581
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    in the shop working!
    they use to make a low force set up for glass hoods
     
  7. steedamatt

    Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Pompano Beach, FL
    Huh thats good to know. I'd like to put on on mine but I am afraid of either it cracking in the middle or more so at the mount.
     
  8. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    4,099
    Likes Received:
    581
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    in the shop working!
    plus they use them on SN95 hoods which are glass from the factory
     
  9. steedamatt

    Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Pompano Beach, FL
    Yeah but the factory probably reinforces the mount area on an aftermarket hood there isn't much to work with.
     
  10. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard
    Mod Dude Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Messages:
    8,208
    Likes Received:
    1,177
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    a van down by the river
    I've got the stainless steel ones on my glass hood

    u7a6uru3.jpg
     
  11. steedamatt

    Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Pompano Beach, FL
    Nice, it doesn't seem to hurt the fiberglass? What kit is it?
     
  12. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard
    Mod Dude Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Messages:
    8,208
    Likes Received:
    1,177
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    a van down by the river
    the prop rod kit is the Redline Elite. they look sweet, work great, and have a slow open feature to prevent any unwanted stress on the hood by preventing the impact
     
  13. Noobz347

    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor
    Admin Dude

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 1985
    Messages:
    15,381
    Likes Received:
    1,640
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    Box behind Walmart
    This



    ...and this.


    I've seen them installed on several Fox cars with fiberglass hoods. The only precaution that was taken was a pretty substantially sized base plate for the hood was fabricated to spread out the load.
     
  14. steedamatt

    Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Pompano Beach, FL
    I can't see the image but thanks for the info I'll have to look into this.
     

Share This Page