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Post by ndnboy on Fri May 17, 2013 12:55 pm

So the six year aluminum V6 hood is starting to rust along the front lip. Swung by IGS today and they said it would be a couple hundred to sand/epoxy/paint, no guarantee that it wont happen again but should hold for awhile.

OR.........a new hood? What are your thoughts on these, do you know of another that would look good on the sixxer, or where to find used? Does the GT hood fit the sixxer? If so i can look for a Redfire one online...

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Re: New Hood or repaint???

Post by LXStangFiveOh on Fri May 17, 2013 3:02 pm

The hood will not stop corroding, it is a VERY common problem on the 05-09 cars. I don't see many come through the shop here without it. I would recommend you not waste your money on a repair.

If you can't stand it being there, a replacement is the way to go. The V6 and the GT share the same OEM hood. There are two OEM hoods, one with a scoop and one without.

You're definitely much better off trying to find a used OEM hood or getting an aftermarket one.

OEM without scoop 7R3Z16612B $1,366.25
OEM with scoop 7R3Z16612A $1,590.32 - Doesn't include scoop

That's OEM retail price, no paint included. Hope this helps! Out of the 3 photos you posted, the hood in the first 2 photos looks the same. I like that style a LOT more than the 3rd pic.


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Re: New Hood or repaint???

Post by LXStangFiveOh on Fri May 17, 2013 3:03 pm

To find a used hood, check:

car-part.com
craigslist.org
corral.net
All local forums
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Post by TT_05_Stang on Fri May 17, 2013 3:12 pm

I have my old hood

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Post by Big Blue on Fri May 17, 2013 3:37 pm

I like # 1, I never did like # 3 it looks like a pig nose, as far as a different one, obviously I like the California Dream hood.

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Post by Silverstang on Sun May 19, 2013 8:44 am

I like #1
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Re: New Hood or repaint???

Post by ndnboy on Sun May 19, 2013 1:50 pm

Thx for the info, Will hold on to that hold may be the option if I dont go with 1, will check on the cost of painting it, thx

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Re: New Hood or repaint???

Post by 05RedDevil on Mon May 20, 2013 3:08 pm

Juan,
How much longer do you plan to keep the car? That will be a huge factor in a cheaper repair or a more costly investment to aftermarket upgrade.
Sorry I did not keep my stock hood.
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Re: New Hood or repaint???

Post by ndnboy on Mon May 20, 2013 8:28 pm

I figure we can just trade after havin my car mistaken for yours : )

I try and keep cars for 10yrs-200K, so we will see how long I keep her...

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Post by Henny Penny on Tue May 21, 2013 5:11 am

Damn ...married on Saturday...posting 3:00 on Monday ! Honeymoon over or just a breather between rounds?
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