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original hood pics
« on: June 10, 2020, 05:28:28 PM »
does anyone have some pics of an original steel framed hood on the underside they can send me  front rear, sides?
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Re: original hood pics
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 08:53:12 PM »
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Re: original hood pics
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 09:05:34 AM »
Would love to see the pictures posted here! Thanks.
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Re: original hood pics
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 11:14:46 AM »
    Jim ,
      Early or late? It appears there were at least two types of "tops" as seen in the scoop opening at the sides.
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Re: original hood pics
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 07:47:43 PM »
We have an original hood on our H. This car is a later H car #6S1626
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 03:00:36 PM by InlawsGT350H »

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Re: original hood pics
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 04:08:59 AM »
InlawsGT350H,

Wow, your first post and you’re already helping out. THANKS, & welcome to the forum!

I believe there were several variations of the fiberglass-over-steel hood that were installed on these cars. Could you tell us the Shelby VIN of the car you posted? That might help readers decide if the details in the pictures you posted would be correct for their car.

Thanks again,
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Re: original hood pics
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2020, 05:30:25 PM »
Ok, a little off topic as this is related to just the scoop not the complete hood,
but I just wanted to share.

When I purchased 6S283 in 1977, I found a previous owner must have had a collision that damaged the hood
( I didn't dig deeply back then but don't recall evidence of engine compartment metal being replaced ), but
the hood was a used red mustang hood that they cut out a hole in the center and bonded on the scoop from the original hood
and painted white with the Le Mans stripes!

I later purchased an used all fiberglass hood, black with gold stripes, and that was on it when I sold the car :( !

So now all I have is garage wall art !

It reminds me of what once was …..

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jim p
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current: 66 GT former day 2 track car 6R07
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Re: original hood pics
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 10:39:33 AM »
    Jim,
      Your picture is important! That is exactly what the "early" hood openings look like. On later cars ( somewhere over 1,000) there was a change to a more rounded opening. This was possibly due to a vendor change.
   Randy
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Re: original hood pics
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 07:52:43 PM »
Also notice “crush” ribs at top indicating later hood maybe December ish and later