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Old 06-19-2010, 07:28 PM
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I have a BLACK 02 mustang GT. I am getting bored of my hood. I want to get a cowl hood and didnt want to pay for a fiberglass hood and then pay an extra $7487348973489 dollars to have it prepped and painted. So I figured I'd get the carbon fiber hood and install it.

Anyone experience installing a VIS cowl hood??????????????? I should be able to install it myself with a friend to help...?
 
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:42 PM
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not a fan of carbon fiber especially on a mustang, but i guess if your ride is black it doesnt stand out as much. hood installation should be no problems whatever you get. some will be ready to unbolt four bolts and swap hood off some will require you to transfer the latch. have someone there to help you lift the old one off and to hold up the weight of the hood while you are bolting it on to the hinges
 
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:55 AM
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I have a VIS carbon fiber '00R hood. The clear coat held up for about 2.5 years before I had it recleared. The carbon fiber itself, fit, and finish is all perfect. It weighs about 15 pounds. The underliner of mine has Cervinis molded into it but it's the only one I have ever seen that is like that. The stock latch location is steel if you want to use it. I cut mine up to install some aerocatch hood latches.
 
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:39 AM
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We have had a few members who ran those hoods. They look nice with black.
 
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:20 PM
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lol im going to be nervous when I drill the holes into the hood for the pins..
 
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:31 AM
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double check everything before you ever drill a hole. I think 01FR500 had a write up on installing pins. Or it might have been jack the ripper I am not sure.
 
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:48 AM
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Here is the how-to post by venom: https://mustangboards.com/reference-...rd-holder.html
 
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:06 AM
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Mine isn't so much a how-to but rather more a cautionary tale. https://mustangboards.com/pictures/3...fications.html
 
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:30 PM
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so....anyone ever get any hoods from www.carbonfiberhoods.net aka Illstreet? they have Authentic Vis hoods at that site (they say). Any experiences in the past? I might get the hood from there as they are cheaper...
 
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:59 PM
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Looks like a legit site to me. Nothing seems weird.
 
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u should be fine with a hood installation..don't worry too much
 
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