View Poll Results: Which hood/front end on my SC?

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  • Stock '94/'95 front end.

    5 16.67%
  • Late model front end, with stock late model hood.

    3 10.00%
  • Late model front end, with fiberglass Cobra R hood.

    13 43.33%
  • Late model front end, with fiberglass Ram Air hood.

    9 30.00%
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Thread: Which hood/front end on my SC?

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    Which hood/front end on my SC?

    Here are pictures of my '95 SC with the stock front end. However, I have all brand new parts to swap to the '96/'97 style headlights in my garage EXCEPT the hood.

    Honestly, I'm kind of partial to the stock '96/'97 hood. The problem is, I'm having some difficulty finding one and am not willing to pay $700 plus from Ford for a new one. IF I were to get a fiberglass hood, I would also run hood pins because I'm not a fan of the carnage I've seen on these forums.

    (I attached some pictures so you can see what each one looks like on a car. Picture one is stock '96/'97 front end. Picture two is Cobra R hood. Picture three is Ram Air, and the next two are of my SC as it sits now.)
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    Last edited by 95_XR7; 02-11-2010 at 11:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95_XR7 View Post
    Here are pictures of my '95 SC with the stock front end. However, I have all brand new parts to swap to the '96/'97 style headlights in my garage EXCEPT the hood.

    Honestly, I'm kind of partial to the stock '96/'97 hood. The problem is, I'm having some difficulty finding one and am not willing to pay $700 plus from Ford for a new one. IF I were to get a fiberglass hood, I would also run hood pins because I'm not a fan of the carnage I've seen on these forums.

    (I attached some pictures so you can see what each one looks like on a car. Picture one is stock '96/'97 front end. Picture two is Cobra R hood. Picture three is Ram Air, and the next two are of my SC as it sits now.)
    VFN fiberglass sells a stock 96-97 fiber glass hood, Same shape as stock 96-97 then all you need is the headlights and header panel.
    $399.00 plus freight.
    http://www.vfnfiberglass.com

    Both my cars have a 96-97 style hood with some scoop/vents on them. I don't particularly dislike raised hoods but on i dont like them on a near stock SC. Wheels and spoilers maybe a front dam are a must if I was to do a raised hood. If you have stock wheels then its a no no, IMO.
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    I appreciate the link. Not sure how I missed those hoods.
    As far being stock, definitely not. Haha. Nowhere near stock, and it'll be even more modified by the time I head home from Korea.

    And I'm really not a fan of big hoods. I like subtle appearance modifications. Not looking for a car that screams "pull me over."

    And I agree. If I had stock wheels on the SC I wouldn't want a raised hood at all.

    -Corey

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    They dont have junkyards near your home town ?? I probably wouldnt have any trouble finding a stock 96/97 hood in need of a repaint at the local yards for $50.

    I wouldnt go with the Cowl hood unless you need the clearance for engine swap, etc .. hood pins are ugly.

    Are you keeping the 94/95 Front bumper cover ?? or considering the 96/97 ??

    - Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddubb View Post
    They dont have junkyards near your home town ?? I probably wouldnt have any trouble finding a stock 96/97 hood in need of a repaint at the local yards for $50.

    I wouldnt go with the Cowl hood unless you need the clearance for engine swap, etc .. hood pins are ugly.

    - Dan
    I've called every local yard within an hour and the only '96/'97 hoods we have here are damaged. As in, deer face plants the hood.

    And I'm really not a fan of hood pins either, but there is no way when I go home on leave, that I'm running the car with no hood.

    -Corey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddubb View Post
    They dont have junkyards near your home town ?? I probably wouldnt have any trouble finding a stock 96/97 hood in need of a repaint at the local yards for $50.

    I wouldnt go with the Cowl hood unless you need the clearance for engine swap, etc .. hood pins are ugly.

    Are you keeping the 94/95 Front bumper cover ?? or considering the 96/97 ??

    - Dan
    Dan,

    I don't think the hood pins are very attactive either, I just don't trust the latch.

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    The latch is fine for a steel hood. But with fiberglass, you want something holding the corners down. Aerocatch is a different kind of hood pin that is more like a latch and can be fit into a hood. The nice thing is the tang sticks up if it's not latched, so you can check for it from inside the car. Someone pointed them out here once before.




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    Mike, like these>???????



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    number two in your pictures is my favorite. tony's car is my favey sc.

    my 94 is near identical, i have black and chrome wheels and a stock 96 hood. i also shaved my side mouldings.

    gets loads of compliments and noone realizes its over a decade old.

    with new lenses and clear corners, the 96 hood/lights with the 95 bumper is a killer combo.

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    I'm partial to the 94-95 front end. IF anything Rico did a nice job modifying the 94/95 front bumper cover to fit nicer with the late rmodel hood and headlights. I just like the sleek look of a factory 94/95 front
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    Voted!

    Not to hijack but does anyone know what type of rims those are on the first picture?

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    Anybody got pics?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricardoa1 View Post
    Mike, like these>???????



    Bringing back the dead..

    Happy Labor Day!
    I'm looking for pics/locations for the pin placement and pics of the underside of the finished hoods, etc.

    I'm sure a lot of folks have these. Trying to figure out how to make a clean install with a finished look.

    Thank you for any help.!

    Tim

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