• Welcome to SVTPerformance!

Racebronco hood GB #2 is a GO!

Discussion in 'Terminator Talk' started by [email protected], Sep 12, 2017.

  1. MG0h3

    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    7,033
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    Anybody have a contact for Steve other than here? My payment was returned with an “insufficient address” sticker on the envelope.

    Or maybe post up where you mailed a check...

    Thanks


    Sent from my iPhone using svtperformance.com
     
  2. papajoewill

    papajoewill Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    164
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2017
    Location:
    Jax FL
    I’m also waiting on a response before sending payment.
     
  3. pdm

    pdm Newbie Established Member

    Messages:
    620
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Location:
    bluegrass
    PM sent


    Sent from my iPhone using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
    MG0h3 likes this.
  4. wowsers

    wowsers Looking for a Terminator Established Member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Location:
    Harrisonburg, VA
    Has anyone who bought the hood actually installed it with the latch kit? I am trying to install it and the latch kit is not going to work without seriously grinding on the latch. It's hard to explain but the latch kit is way too thick for the hood latch to engage.
     
  5. *Jay*

    *Jay* Tweeker by trade Established Member

    Messages:
    900
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Location:
    North East OH
    Did you have to slam your stocker to close it??? I know I did, couldnt close it by pressing on it. Have you tried the (iirc) no more hood slam mod. I believe you move the latch up a 1/4" or so, cant remember the details but Im pretty sure I will need to do that when I install. Gonna be traveling next week so I wont get to it until after that.
     
  6. MG0h3

    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    7,033
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    Did someone else fat one of the extra 50/50 hoods? I sent payment after messaging back and forth with Steve and he’s a nowhere to be found.

    Hasn’t cashed the check so I’m guessing someone got the hood?


    Sent from my iPhone using svtperformance.com
     
  7. wowsers

    wowsers Looking for a Terminator Established Member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Location:
    Harrisonburg, VA
    I did the hood latch mod on the stock hood. This is a completely different issue. The hood latch has about a 1/2 inch clearance and the hood with the latch kit is about 3/4 of an inch thick. There is physically no way the latch will engage without grinding it.

    I will take pictures and show you what I mean. It’s hard to explain.


    Sent from my iPhone using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
    98 svt likes this.
  8. wowsers

    wowsers Looking for a Terminator Established Member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Location:
    Harrisonburg, VA
    Here are some pictures. I didn't take a picture of it, but i already grinded the secondary latch to get that to fit. I messaged Steve to see what he says, but it looks like i either have to get some hood pins or grind the primary latch also.

    IMG_1644.jpeg IMG_1641.jpeg IMG_1648.jpeg IMG_1645.jpeg
     
  9. pdm

    pdm Newbie Established Member

    Messages:
    620
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Location:
    bluegrass
    Just open up the notch in the latch a little. Easy


    Sent from my iPhone using svtperformance.com
     
  10. ShootyMCstabby

    ShootyMCstabby Brownie Hound. Established Member

    Messages:
    524
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Location:
    Minneapolis,MN
    Wanted 1 of these so bad, but I had to buy a trans controller instead at the time. Kind of feel I dodged a headache or 2. Not having to deal with it though.

    Reminds me of the import days, waiting for the slow boat from china. 8 months later only to find out the part was damaged at the port. Wait another 8 months for a replacement.
     
    01yellercobra and T3RM1N8R_18 like this.
  11. *Jay*

    *Jay* Tweeker by trade Established Member

    Messages:
    900
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Location:
    North East OH
    Well great, guess I will mic all that out before I pull the stock hood off.
     
  12. SJ SNAKE

    SJ SNAKE Venomous Established Member

    Messages:
    1,052
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010
    Location:
    San Jose & Sacramento, CA
    Still waiting to hear back from Steve on when I can pick up my 50/50 Carbon Fiber Hood. Hang in there @MG0h3 you're not alone :)

    Steve, please get back to us. Thank you!
     
    MG0h3 likes this.
  13. wowsers

    wowsers Looking for a Terminator Established Member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Location:
    Harrisonburg, VA
    Yeah, except I did that with the secondary latch and it doesn’t hold like it should when I shake the hood. I’m not doing that to the primary latch too.

    I ordered some aerocatch hood pins and will install those instead. Bottom line is, there shouldn’t be any modification needed to install the latch kit.


    Sent from my iPhone using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
    pdm likes this.
  14. wowsers

    wowsers Looking for a Terminator Established Member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Location:
    Harrisonburg, VA
    Honestly, with his lack of communication, it taking so long, and now the latch kit issue I should have saved my money.

    The hood looks good though.


    Sent from my iPhone using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
  15. *Jay*

    *Jay* Tweeker by trade Established Member

    Messages:
    900
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Location:
    North East OH
    Even with all the issues Im still glad I got one finally. At least once I get it on the Cobra safely that is, gonna just go ahead and get the aero catch pins.
     
  16. 94slowbra1

    94slowbra1 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    2,566
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    new orleans
    I did the aerocatch pins when I got mine last go round.
    I agree there shouldn't be any modification to install but hey, its hotrodding. Hood looks and performs great. You guys wont be disappointed
     
    pdm, *Jay*, UncleSAm and 1 other person like this.
  17. wowsers

    wowsers Looking for a Terminator Established Member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Location:
    Harrisonburg, VA
    How do you like the aerocatch pins? Do you have any pics of the underside of the hood with them installed?


    Sent from my iPhone using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
    pdm likes this.
  18. UncleSAm

    UncleSAm Blow Me Established Member

    Messages:
    3,875
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    S0-CAL
    I know it’s been months, but I don’t have the free time like I use too and this took a lot of 5-10 min a day to get to completion. I wanna share what I did to help with what some of you guys have had to deal with.


    First on the previous post you’ll notice the gap between the out side plate and the fiberglass cause when they did the mold the factory had the steal part for the latch blah blah blah.. anyways it didn’t turned out to be so flat. So I sanded the surrounding area down to be flush so I wouldn’t need a filler piece because, eventually the stainless would start to sag around where the latch grabs. I wanted the out side plate to sit flush with no gaps and to help with the thickness issue. Then I purchased some M5 flush stainless steel Allen head screws, nuts and lock washers. I used a universal countersink which I like to call it a suicide cause it has so cage so you can’t set the depth. I used a drop of super glue to hold the lock washer and just tightened it all up. I used stainless hardware so I don’t have to deal with rust or dissimilar metal corrosion in the future. It turned out well and I haven’t had any problems, so I just wanted to share with you guys. Hope it helps some.

    P.S. For what ever reason the last picture under "attached files"
    you have to click on at the bottom, it shows the thickness with no gap


    IMG_5164.JPG
    IMG_5306.JPG
    IMG_5305.JPG
    IMG_5369.JPG untitled.png
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2020
    94 Cobra R and *Jay* like this.
  19. UncleSAm

    UncleSAm Blow Me Established Member

    Messages:
    3,875
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    S0-CAL
    Decided to get the hood painted minus the vents and it turned out just how I wanted IMG_5677.JPG IMG_5673.JPG IMG_5678.JPG
     
    03 DSG Snake, *Jay*, pdm and 2 others like this.
  20. 94slowbra1

    94slowbra1 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    2,566
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    new orleans
    That is [email protected]$&ing awesome. That was my plan originally I just never pulled the trigger. This has pretty much inspired me to do it. Thank you
     

Share This Page