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#1 OFFLINE   leviathon

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

Hi does anyone know if the gt500 hood would fit a Shelby gt bumper? I saw a track car sporting it in a Shelby magazine and was wondering how hard it would be

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:03 PM

I wouldn't see a GT500 hood fitting well on a stock mustang (besides the 2013 model) or the Shelby GT; the front end was changed for the GT500, so if you wanted to convert the hood you may find many other elements changing too.
Still, usually anything can be done somehow.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:37 PM

In the early days of the S197 GT500 it was a pretty common adjustment to replace the whole front aspect of a GT with GT500 components. That means the bumper cover, grille and the hood must be replaced. Not difficult, but more expensive.

I have seen photos of projects that replaced just the hood, but it does involve more than simple bolt-on replacement. You may have to go pretty far back in some forums to find the discussions.
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#4 OFFLINE   leviathon

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

What would you guys recommend for a hood replacement? Its not a Shelby gt but it resembles a cobra jet

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:15 AM

If it is similar to a Cobra Jet, then (just imagining the Cobra Jet) essentially the GT500 hood should fit, being that the top of the nose on the Cobra Jet is very similar to the GT500. I am not positive, but looking at a GT500 next to a Cobra Jet picture, the only big difference is on the bottom half of the nose, but the headlights and that half of the grill seem to be pretty close; this is me comparing a 2010 Cobra Jet picture to a 2007 - 2009 GT500 though.
Perhaps a picture would help. :camera:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

Yes, it will fit. I installed a 2008 GT-500 hood and rear spoiler on my 07 SGT. I had to oblong two holes on the frt nose and push it in alittle, but it does fit.

Edited by leadfoot 5.4, 28 November 2012 - 10:36 PM.





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