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VFN hood fitment issues..

Any one else get on of these hoods and have to modify there hood hinges and there hood to get it to go on? Thanks
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Does anybody else's vfn hood raised on the driver side by the wiper molding ?
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I'll let you know if mine is raised once I get it on. Have the left side done now need to cut the rest of the right side. Have all the wiper molding off right now, while I cut the hinges. Also are you all using your factory hood struts to hold the hood up? Thanks

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My old VFN had a slight raise that you are talking about. The new one they make, the hinge support is more beefy. That's why you need to cut the hinges a little to make them fit. Doesn't hurt anything, it can support the weight. I use the factory hood struts no problem.

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Thanks I'll hack away at it a bit more lol.. Hope to have it on by Monday. Need to get it on so I can get the bullitt intake put on.

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I must have the extended cowl on mine because you can only raise it like 4ft before your hittng the wiper blade. Now removing the blade gets me another few inches of hood clearance. It's just annoying having to remove the wiper blade to work on the car.. is there a way to make the bolt on hood a pin on?
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I have the bolt-on cowl hood from VFN. Had to trim 3/4" from the rear edge of the cowl portion to allow the hood to open fully without hitting the windshield. I had a body shop handle the rest of the install, fitting and paint. They advised against using the hood struts because the force from them dimpled the hood when closed, and they said it could cause the paint to crack. I went with a prop rod to avoid that, but unfortunately the paint eventually cracked anyway from my having to slam the hood closed. The hood latch bracket was not positioned correctly for easy latching. So, watch for that!

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I swear if it's not one thing it's anoughter.. I get it on the car and have it pretty much lined up. Go to close it and it won't. Look up under and it doesn't clear the Vortech. I really don't want to cut any of the bracing . If I had know it was going to cut this damn much I would have just got the pin on hood.
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Your going to have to trim the bracing of the hood.. I had to and it fits perfect. Get yourself some good hood pins. Aerocatch hood locks are great and I highly recommend them.
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Rob got it to fit over his Vortech. Give him a call and ask him how he did it.

Edit: My bad, I just realized Rob and I have Fiber Concepts hoods not VFN. They're not the same.

You might ask OxmanWI for suggestions. He has the VFN hood.

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I never had a Vortech with my hood(s).

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From what I can see it clears the blower . But hits the intake tube. Also hitting the clamps for the discharge tube. I think I can drop the intake tube another inch and clamps on discharge are easy fix. I'll update this weekend when I get a chance to work on it.

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Yep still have to cut the hood a little not to bad. Replaced the door pins in my driver door this weekend also. Door now shuts with one finger . Little more body work to do then time for paint.
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Nice! Can't wait to see it finally painted.

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Here is a picture of my hood brackets. I also had to use different bolts, the stock bolts would hit the fender upon closing the hood.




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That looks just like mine do right now. Got it on and lined up last night. Did have to cut out about 8 inches long and 3 inches wide of bracing to get it to sit. Was hitting the intake tube and the discharge tube off the supercharger. Looks sweet thought. Also rolled the fenders this weekend. Hope to have it painted and on the road again in about a month.
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