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Old 07-25-2017, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default VFN fiberglass hoods, yay or nay?

Really been thinking about getting a different hood for the Magnum. VFN has a fiberglass AAR Cuda style one I really like.

Anyone have or had a VFN fiberglass hood? How much work was involved with fitment? How good was the quality? Any cracking or other issues to worry about?

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I haven't owned a VFN hood myself but I know the owners and they are really good people and care about their business and customers.

I have seen many of their hoods on mustangs and they are very good quality.
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They are in Addison, IL go see it first hand before you buy it..

VFN makes great fiberglass parts!
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I ordered some stuff from them last month and it won't be ready till like September lol. They're really far out right now fyi
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I have a VFN WS6 hood on my car. It's not OEM fitment, that's for sure. The front outside edges sit higher than the fenders while the rest of the hood is flush with the fenders, and there are larger seams than stock. I had VFN install and align the hood too before it was painted. It's a good 10-footer (looks good from 10 feet) but when you're up close you can easily tell it's not a factory piece.
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They are in Addison, IL go see it first hand before you buy it..

VFN makes great fiberglass parts!
Another reason I was looking at their stuff, lol.
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I ordered some stuff from them last month and it won't be ready till like September lol. They're really far out right now fyi
It'll be a little while before I have the funds together anyway. I wanted to get an idea if I should even be looking at their products or should go somewhere else.
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Had their Chally hood on my Charger, awesome quality. My painter was so impressed with it he bought himself a hood for one of his toys. I agree with Cap42 about the owners, I do also know them. They take pride in their product and have awesome customer service. For some reason my painter couldnt get one side lined up correctly, called them up they said to swing by. They had it adjusted and sitting perfect in 10 minutes. I know a ton of people on the Dodge/Mopar forums that have also bought VFN hoods and all very happy.
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I had 2 of their hoods on both of my TA's and the fitment was great, minor tweaks here and there but a great quality product. Armando is a great guy to deal with.
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I have a glasstek hood (also a local company) and have been pretty impressed with the quality. Not sure if they have what you're looking for though.
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Good info here... Waiting until the motor is in to see what size cowl I'll need and it was between Cervini's and VFN for the hood.
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taking the hood on and off is awesome as you can basically do it with one hand
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Here are the hoods i had from VFN, on my 94 it was the 4in. pin on to the windshield and on my 02 it was their WSQ hood so you can see the fitment.
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I have one and I'm happy with it
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Bringing it back from the dead, lol. I pulled the trigger finally and bought the one I was looking at. A question for those with their hoods though, did you use hood pins? Reasons why either way please. Thanks!Name:  IMG_20180414_163553.jpg
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Look's like it's reinforced pretty good, so just run it with the factory latch. No pin's or Zeus needed unless it's a thin one. Went 8.30's in the 1/4 without hood pins on a stock latch with fiberglass.
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Look's like it's reinforced pretty good, so just run it with the factory latch. No pin's or Zeus needed unless it's a thin one. Went 8.30's in the 1/4 without hood pins on a stock latch with fiberglass.
Good to hear. I already bought a set, but if I don't need them one less thing to worry about cracking the paint. It's pretty stiff.

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I pinned my 94 hood because it was thin, the WSQ hood I used the factory latches since it was thicker. Pretty much what Mr. SBF said.
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I had a 2000 R hood made by the same manufacturer that did it for ford. I ran it for a few years without pins, fitment was perfect and it was strong and sturdy and even had a metal clasp for the hood latch. Then one day the hood just decided to come up, luckily I wasn't going to fast and was able to stop before it flipped up and took out my roof. I bit the bullet and put pins in the next week.

I've seen alot of good quality fiberglass and CF hoods come loose and destroy windshields and roofs. I hate the look of hood pins but honestly I'd rather have the piece of mind.
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I had a 2000 R hood made by the same manufacturer that did it for ford. I ran it for a few years without pins, fitment was perfect and it was strong and sturdy and even had a metal clasp for the hood latch. Then one day the hood just decided to come up, luckily I wasn't going to fast and was able to stop before it flipped up and took out my roof. I bit the bullet and put pins in the next week.

I've seen alot of good quality fiberglass and CF hoods come loose and destroy windshields and roofs. I hate the look of hood pins but honestly I'd rather have the piece of mind.
Right, I bought a set, just dunno if I want to try to install them. Might have the body guy look at it when I take it to get painted.
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Never put pins on mine and never had an issue.
What Mr SBF said is all you need to hear, lol.
Ask VFN what hood strut they recommend, iirc you want a lighter (less psi) hood strut.
The factory struts are too strong and might warp the hood over time.
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Never put pins on mine and never had an issue.
What Mr SBF said is all you need to hear, lol.
Ask VFN what hood strut they recommend, iirc you want a lighter (less psi) hood strut.
The factory struts are too strong and might warp the hood over time.
Right, mine are really worn out, barely hold the stock hood up, lol. So I'll prob be ok there
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