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    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?

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  2. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    not sure on that one. ebay or the board classifieds may be your best bet.
     
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    86 87 Cougar T bird?
     
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    steedamatt Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

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    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.
     
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  6. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    they use to make a low force set up for glass hoods
     
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    steedamatt Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

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    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.
     
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  8. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    plus they use them on SN95 hoods which are glass from the factory
     
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    steedamatt Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

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    Yeah but the factory probably reinforces the mount area on an aftermarket hood there isn't much to work with.
     
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    I've got the stainless steel ones on my glass hood

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    steedamatt Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

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    Nice, it doesn't seem to hurt the fiberglass? What kit is it?
     
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  12. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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

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    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.
     
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    steedamatt Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

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    I can't see the image but thanks for the info I'll have to look into this.
     
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