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Old 07-27-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
D.K.R.
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'80 hood

I never would have believed how hard it is to find a hood for an '80
Mustang. My son crumpled his and finding a good replacement has been a
pain in the arse. Any ideas where a good replacement might be found?
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Old 07-28-2005, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '80 hood

Around 7/27/2005 10:18 PM, D.K.R. wrote:

> I never would have believed how hard it is to find a hood for an '80
> Mustang. My son crumpled his and finding a good replacement has been a
> pain in the arse. Any ideas where a good replacement might be found?


You should start with your local junkyards. A hood from any Mustang
79-82 should fit. Their inventories tend to rotate on a regular basis,
so maybe ask the counter guy to give you a call if one comes in.

There might be an aftermarket hood available, but I wouldn't know any
specifics, other than to check the usual Mustang shops online.

Have you thought about having a body shop beat the original back into shape?


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Old 07-28-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: '80 hood

I've got one. If you want it $50 + shipping. Sound good?
I'm in Corpus Christi, Tx 78411 if you want to figure out shipping.

Rusty


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>I never would have believed how hard it is to find a hood for an '80
>Mustang. My son crumpled his and finding a good replacement has been a pain
>in the arse. Any ideas where a good replacement might be found?



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Old 07-28-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: '80 hood


Ditto. These suckers are some of teh most plentiful in junkyards and
*usually* are not badly rusted (like doors).

Garth Almgren wrote:
> Around 7/27/2005 10:18 PM, D.K.R. wrote:
>
>> I never would have believed how hard it is to find a hood for an '80
>> Mustang. My son crumpled his and finding a good replacement has been a
>> pain in the arse. Any ideas where a good replacement might be found?

>
>
> You should start with your local junkyards. A hood from any Mustang
> 79-82 should fit. Their inventories tend to rotate on a regular basis,
> so maybe ask the counter guy to give you a call if one comes in.
>
> There might be an aftermarket hood available, but I wouldn't know any
> specifics, other than to check the usual Mustang shops online.
>
> Have you thought about having a body shop beat the original back into
> shape?
>
>

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Old 07-31-2005, 09:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: '80 hood


Oh, try posting here with a subject line of 'PING MUSTANGGUY' and ask
Tim if he has any hoods.

cprice@here.com wrote:

>
> Ditto. These suckers are some of teh most plentiful in junkyards and
> *usually* are not badly rusted (like doors).
>
> Garth Almgren wrote:
>
>> Around 7/27/2005 10:18 PM, D.K.R. wrote:
>>
>>> I never would have believed how hard it is to find a hood for an '80
>>> Mustang. My son crumpled his and finding a good replacement has been
>>> a pain in the arse. Any ideas where a good replacement might be found?

>>
>>
>>
>> You should start with your local junkyards. A hood from any Mustang
>> 79-82 should fit. Their inventories tend to rotate on a regular basis,
>> so maybe ask the counter guy to give you a call if one comes in.
>>
>> There might be an aftermarket hood available, but I wouldn't know any
>> specifics, other than to check the usual Mustang shops online.
>>
>> Have you thought about having a body shop beat the original back into
>> shape?
>>
>>

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