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Old 01-25-2013, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How good is the Dynacorn '65-'66 Shelby fiberglass and steel hood?

Tony D'Branda and CJ Pony's are both in my state, what are the chances of getting a fiberglass hood shipped undamaged by the trucking companies that ship them?
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I've never had a problem with shipping on a fiberglass part. Can't speak to the quality of the companies you asked about.
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Our latest project has a Branda hood. Got here without damage and looks great!
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I was thinking about the same style hood as well Lynn. Are you going to add the stripes to your car?
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I was thinking about the same style hood as well Lynn. Are you going to add the stripes to your car?
No, We'll have a vinyl top on ours.

T' Branda has several different priced fiberglass and steel hoods, but I think I'll go with the Dynacorn one.

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I have the vacuum bagged fiberglass hood with a steel frame from Branda. It is very nice. I think it is also the highest priced and worth the money.
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I went with the Tony one as well vac formed Steel frame, didn't want to take a chance with the cheaper one
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Mustangs to fear also has a super nice hood, I saw the 65 hoods in person at the Ohio super swap and it was as nice as the branda if not nicer.

Just tossing that out.
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I also got the branda vacum/steel hood at ford carlise last year.- we did have to put wooden blocks between it and the aprons,and tweak the shape(low along the middle of the fenders) I block sanded it with the expensive primer/sealers several times getting out low spots. It also took a thin shim on the back hinges to get it level with the cowl. All in all, I am very happy with it after the paint job. Most fiberglass hoods need alot of prep and tweaking. That is what it takes to make it look good when painted. Start with the best hood you can buy and trial fit it before any prep work.
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I have the Branda hood on my 66, they are made about 20 minutes from Toronto at Legendary, so I picked it up. Excellent fit and quality.

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Mustangs to fear also has a super nice hood, I saw the 65 hoods in person at the Ohio super swap and it was as nice as the branda if not nicer.

Just tossing that out.
MTF hood is longer, like a 67 shelby. You have to have their nose to match. Otherwise, it is the highest quality fiberglass you can get.
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If you can get your hands on one either before you pick it up or upon receipt before the shipper leaves and check all around the perimeter. Mine had NOTHING backing up the gelcoat along the right front on the underside reveal along the front edge. I was able to poke my finger through a section about 18" long, that I'll have to open up and fill with short strand fiberglass to repair it.
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if it was in my state I would do a Road trip and save the truck $$ i am very close to NPD here in FL but order most from CJ free fed x and no tax
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I bought one of the Mustangs Plus purple gel coat hoods since it came highly recommended. It still took 30-40 hours to make halfway right. After I painted it, I see where I could have spent another 10 hours on it.
One major area that need work on any hood is the rear edge. The back is thick and a steel hood I'd thin. When you raise the hood, the back will bind unless you bevel the edge, or put an extremely wide gap in the back against the cowl.
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I wish someone would make the all-steel hood. After all, all that's needed is the scoop, which was roll-welded (like a wheelhouse or gas tank) to the skin before the frame was attached.
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