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Old 05-22-2010, 03:38 AM
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1980 mustang cowl....?????

I was wondering is there a way to fabricate a later fox body pin off cowl hood to fit my mustang?thanx

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79-86 are the four eyed mustangs, 87-93 have a different front clip.

You will need a header panel, headlights and front bumper.

I think the fenders stay the same, but I'm not sure.
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Well I was wondering about how to hood comes down to the top of the bumper seeings the 80 has the big grill&the 84&up didnt,p.s. nice monte I've got an 83
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Mustang_GT.jpg

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http://www.allfordmustangs.com/photo...ns_Mustang.bmp

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Old 05-22-2010, 01:45 PM
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Ok well the newer style hood,I was wondering could I cut some extra off the fiberglass cowl hood to make it fit?I work in a fiberglass parts factory so I could take it in to work to cut it
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You can modify anything to fit if you have the right skills and enough time. Check out the price on a fitting cowl hood, then see if its worth your time to modify it.

Keep in mind the latch may be in the wrong spot, im not sure if your using hood pins.

It seems like you might me able to cut the front of the hood, but first try fitting the hood as is, to get a better idea of what needs to be done.

See if the curves and body lines meet up and how the gaps to the fenders are.

If it was me, i would sell the hood on craigslist and buy the correct fiberglass hood.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:24 PM
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O know someone that has a pin off type brand new for 100&the only one I can find online for my car is 469.90
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If you can do the fiberglass work it should be a pretty easy job, the back edge and both side edges are the same, all you are doing is reworking the front around the corners near the headlights and shortening the front overhang.

Should be easy to tell if this will work if you put them side by side and compare them.
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