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  1. Steve@TF

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    got a few more hood shipments processed. down to the last pair of hoods that still need to process i believe. just waiting on payments to clear.

    i believe im down to two 50/50s and two DF. and then there will be no more..........................................................................................................................
     
  2. school boy

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    Received my duraflex hood late Wednesday afternoon. I was able to weigh it on the company pallet scales. Its right around 21#s. Hood is very nice and requires minimum prep work for paint to be perfect. Just a couple spots where they bonded the top and bottom layers. Hood is very sturdy and doesnt flex. All mold lines are clean and there is no rough places. Im not painting mine. At the very most, ill wrap it. My GT is strickly a weekend/track toy and i bought the hood for its function. Im going to try to put it on this weekend and will provide further review. I wont have the new scuff plates yet so no hood pins. So far im very pleased. 20181114_165226.jpeg

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  3. *Jay*

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    Im still debating on aerocatch pins, I just have a problem with cutting holes in a perfectly beautiful visible area.
     
  4. school boy

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    I like the aerocatch but i'm in the same boat, can't cut up a new hood like that. I'm just using composite scuff plates, already had pins in the old hood so that's all I need to replace.
     
  5. *Jay*

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    You gonna do a full wrap or leave some areas exposed i.e. the vent area.
     
  6. school boy

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    Prolly a full wrap. Was planning to install it as is but there are color shade differences from bonding the 3 pieces. Nothing wrong with the hood, just naturally like that from bonding. It might not be noticeable after cleaning.
     
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    Gorgeous

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  8. Steve@TF

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    is it bad i want to buy a new edge just to put one of these hoods on? lol.

    my wife says it is :(
     
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  9. *Jay*

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    Steve,

    I do believe I am missing the latch kit, please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks to those that brought this to my attention and verified it for me. 20181118_070827.jpg
     
  10. bullitt2735

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    Gave mine a fresh cost of wax yesterday, it's been about 12000 miles since Ive had it on now. I Daily mine, no issues being in the texas sun all day while I'm at work and no issues driving it through torrential downpours. Only issue is some extra leaves in the engine bay.

    NOTE IF you plan to use the aerocatch hood latches I would highly suggest going to a nylon lock nut as the kit comes with a regular nut and one of mine came off resulting in the hood only being held on by one hoodlatch.

    Surprisingly I didn't even notice any movement in the hood until around 90mph when it started to move slightly. Stopped at home depot found a nylon lock nut, no issues since. ( I was actually on my way to tx2k18 at the time and can confirm that the nylon nut fixed the issue haha)
     

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  11. Steve@TF

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    Yeah they didnt put it on ftmfl. Ill find out what happened. Hopefully thats the only one. I sent them the kits.
     
  12. reload68

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    Hello Steve,
    I want to order a Duraflex hood, my email is [email protected].... My zip is 07950. Your hood is the perfect solution! thanks!
     
  13. school boy

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    Steve, i noticed when putting my hood on tonight that the latch catch wasnt on it. Can you send me one?

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  14. Steve@TF

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    yeah these clowns received the latch kits i sent them, didnt put them on and just shipped the hoods out, and didnt say anything to us until one of you brought it up. smh. they have all the kits. im pushing to have them at least send them out to you guys instead of back to me, and then out to you guys. i apologize for that. luckily its an easy, straight forward install.
     
  15. school boy

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    No worries here, mines down for the winter

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    Crapy pics but here it is just installed with MMD hood struts. I may have to just use one strut though lol 20181120_200157.jpeg 20181120_200517.jpeg 20181120_200558-1.jpeg

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  17. school boy

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    Sorry im posting like crazy but one last thing. The hood studs are larger than stock, or at least bigger then my 01 GT, and had to drill the hinges out slightly. No biggie, took 5 minutes.

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    Yup, no hinge kit here, either.
     
  19. MG0h3

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    Hinge kit or latch kit?

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  20. Steve@TF

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    ive made the right people aware of the latch kit issue. im pushing to get them to ship out the latch kits to people who's hoods have already shipped, some time this upcoming week (this week pretty much dead due to the holiday). and im pushing to have them install the latch kits on the remaining hoods in stock. apparently they said this time i need to pay for them to spend the time to install the kits, but they didnt say that till after the majority of the hoods already shipped. /facepalm.
     

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