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Old 06-01-2015, 04:26 PM   #1
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GT Hood Swap Question

Sorry if this has already been covered, but would a 2014 v6 hood swap with a 2014 GT hood be a direct swap? For anyone who has done this, how hard is the swap? Any special tools needed?


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Im pretty sure its a straight swap.
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Yes, direct swap. No special tools needed. Just undo the struts/hinges, transfer over, secure, done.
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Awesome. Thanks!


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Same thing with any 13-14 mustang. Like if you wanted to get a gt500 hood.

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Same thing with any 13-14 mustang. Like if you wanted to get a gt500 hood.

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Ok, cool.
Main reason I was asking is I was browsing aftermarket hood install instructions, and they say not to use the factory screws. I'm guessing that since this is OEM though, that it's not an issue.

Another question though, any idea what size the hose is for the windshield wiper fluid? The guy I bought the hood from cut the hose and spliced into the hose included with his new hood, so I guess I will need to do the same.


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Swapped my hood this past weekend. Really really like it. Even got some cool silver spears to boot (should be an extra 5HP or so right?)
Question though, I notice that there appears to be a larger gap on the driver side between the hood and the body vs the passenger side. I didn't notice this on my stock hood...is there some way to adjust? I'm using MMD's hood struts...
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Make sure the hood struts are straight (check where the bolt down). This shouldn't really affect it. It could also be mis-shaped slightly. I noticed mine was crooked when a shop took my hood off to do the vents.
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Make sure the hood struts are straight (check where the bolt down). This shouldn't really affect it. It could also be mis-shaped slightly. I noticed mine was crooked when a shop took my hood off to do the vents.
Really? That would kind of be a bummer, though I doubt anyone aside from myself would notice too much. Actually, I didn't even notice until the day after when I got a chance to clean the hood off and do a water test for the exposed CAI and hood vents (the plastic I covered the CAI did get pretty wet, so I'm glad I ordered that plug).
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Really? That would kind of be a bummer, though I doubt anyone aside from myself would notice too much. Actually, I didn't even notice until the day after when I got a chance to clean the hood off and do a water test for the exposed CAI and hood vents (the plastic I covered the CAI did get pretty wet, so I'm glad I ordered that plug).
Barely loosen the screws on the hinge on the side with the larger gap. Let the hood slide a fraction of an inch back, tighten screws and check again. Keep trying until you get the sides even. It will really work best if you have a buddy to help hold the hood steady while tightening screws back..
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Barely loosen the screws on the hinge on the side with the larger gap. Let the hood slide a fraction of an inch back, tighten screws and check again. Keep trying until you get the sides even. It will really work best if you have a buddy to help hold the hood steady while tightening screws back..

THIS!!! I put my wife to work when I put my hood struts on. LOL!

Also, a big mac sound delicious right now. I had a small lunch and may hit up mcdonalds now. LOL!
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Thanks for the help again guys, I'll try this after work!

Also, I didn't immediately notice "bigmac3's" username, so I thought Kevin's closing comment was very random at first...
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I know. You can't come posting with a name of a delicious food and not expect people to get hungry. LOL!
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I know. You can't come posting with a name of a delicious food and not expect people to get hungry. LOL!

That was my callsign in the Air Force, three years before McDonald's came up with the burger (1970). I should have copyrighted it. I'm 6-4 with the last name MACcurdy.
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That was my callsign in the Air Force, three years before McDonald's came up with the burger (1970). I should have copyrighted it. I'm 6-4 with the last name MACcurdy.
Oh my bad. Just got to thinking and my stomach started rumbling. Lol.
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