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Thought I'd share an early present I received thanks to my wife, LMR and Black Friday! I'm pleasantly surprised at the finish of the hood. Other than a couple rub marks from packaging on the front edge, the top and bottom seem to be flawless. I'm no pro body guy so I'll update that statement once the body shop goes over it. Nice detailed sticker on prepping the hood too. The vents needed some refining as some spots looked like it was chiseled out of a mold but nothing a file and sanding couldn't easily take care of.
One thing I'm contemplating, is cutting the trays under the extractor vents. Cervini says it won't compromise the integrity of the hood. I know they're there to direct water between the engine and fender but the small hole in the tray seems restrictive. Thinking I can fab an abs cover for when I wash the car or the off chance I get caught in the rain. Problem is the vents are secured with auto tape and the rim they sit on is pretty thin.
No screen is offered for the ram air nor are there provisions for hood struts FYI. ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1481990691.262276.jpg ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1481990711.474755.jpg ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1481990727.174374.jpg ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1481990753.477881.jpg The hood is heavier than stock but I haven't weighed either.
Overall the fit is fantastic too! I may try to squeeze the fenders in a little but I'll wait until the hood is painted and on first.
 

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I have the Type VI Ram Air hood and it also has the small slots for the vents. I got to see how well they worked the other day when I went to work and the car was froze over.

When I got to work, which is only about 5 miles or less, the hood was still covered with frost, except around the vents. Nice and thawed.
 

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Very nice! I've wanted that hood since I got my car, too broke for it though =[] I hate how expensive the ram air connection is

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Looks great. I just got rear ended into another car last week. Body shop is ordering one of these for me instead of a stocker. So excited.
 

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What a beautiful hood. My paint gun finger is twitching just looking at the pictures! Are you sure you don't want to paint it yourself ? Long,very flat surfaces should be easy to prep/paint/color sand and polish.
 

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Very nice! I've wanted that hood since I got my car, too broke for it though =[] I hate how expensive the ram air connection is
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Yeah, I knew I wanted some sort of functional scooped hood too. I like that there's an option for the ram air to the air box. With the big CAI, i had idle issues with the Saleen grill due to too much air.

Looks great. I just got rear ended into another car last week. Body shop is ordering one of these for me instead of a stocker. So excited.
Nice!

What a beautiful hood. My paint gun finger is twitching just looking at the pictures! Are you sure you don't want to paint it yourself ? Long,very flat surfaces should be easy to prep/paint/color sand and polish.
I'm sure I could but I don't need another hobby, set of tools etc, lol.
 

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Looks Real Good , Nice Hood , My Wife has a GT 500 Hood on her 06 convertable , it has slots also , they work well & dont seem to let much of the weather in .
 

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As everyone else has replied - great looking hood. I have had it on my mod list for over a year but just not pulled the trigger yet since such has not made it to the top yet. Look forward to seeing later posts on the final result once completed. Definitely keep me informed on the whole experience. Good Luck. Oh by the way - you have a keeper for a wife, I am having issues convincing the boss of my household funds to purchase such item.
 

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As everyone else has replied - great looking hood. I have had it on my mod list for over a year but just not pulled the trigger yet since such has not made it to the top yet. Look forward to seeing later posts on the final result once completed. Definitely keep me informed on the whole experience. Good Luck. Oh by the way - you have a keeper for a wife, I am having issues convincing the boss of my household funds to purchase such item.
Ha! I do have a keeper but other than buying the car, this is the first "approved" mod lol! If she knew everything...:hide: :lol:
 

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Update with some progress pics.
Cut the trays off easy enough with an air cut off tool. Noticed the top of the hood and bottom are not connected or tied together right in this area. Essentially it is two separate molded pieces fitted together. Went back n forth on wether to fiberglass it in or use epoxy. Decided on epoxy To bond the top and bottom together to eliminate vibrations that might eventually crack the filler. So mixed some up, roughed up the work area and worked the epoxy between the top and bottom around the cut and let it cure. I didn't clamp it as I didn't want to distort the hood and the epoxy specifically states clamping isn't necessary. I then switched to epoxy putty to fill and contour. Disclaimer: I don't know if this will last, even though both epoxy and putty are for use on fiberglass. If I have to do it over next winter, so be it. I'll post those pics after a final sanding but it's looking decent.
I did some experimenting on fitting covers for the vents and different ways of attaching them. I decided on using T nuts on the underside in two locations and put a couple thumb screws together. Lowes supplied the parts including the Hillman hole plugs.
So on a normal day the vents will look as they came from Cervini, except there will be two 3/16" plugs in each vent. I originally tried a fabricated U bolt style fastener but upon tightening the thumb nuts, it seemed to warp the vents. The vents are secured by tape so I wasn't comfortable with any warping.
When I rains or I wash the car, I'll pop off the 4 plugs, using my specifically designed tool (finish nail with the end ground flat lol) and place the covers on secured by 4 thumb screws. For now I'm using thin window seal for a seal between the covers and vents but may just go with felt. ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1483826158.682113.jpg ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1483826193.669230.jpg ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1483826217.370451.jpg ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1483826226.370767.jpg
 

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Yeah, about Cervini's....I'm in a PayPal battle with them currently over this piece of crap. Holes pretty deep into the fiberglass.

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Wow! That sucks! Was that due to shipping?
 

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Wow! That sucks! Was that due to shipping?

Partially. The hood wasn't protected whatsoever in the box it was shipped in. I'm surprised there wasn't more damage. I have a claim in as we speak with PayPal because Cervini's basically told me to kick rocks.


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Partially. The hood wasn't protected whatsoever in the box it was shipped in. I'm surprised there wasn't more damage. I have a claim in as we speak with PayPal because Cervini's basically told me to kick rocks.


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Did you purchase directly through cervini? I went through AM just for that reason.
 
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