Installation Time: Shop Install
Installation Cost: $500-$1000
May 17, 2013
Took some work but outcome was worth it
To begin, the first hood that was shipped was damaged by the carrier. American Muscle was very understanding and quickly shipped out a replacement.
After I received the replacement, we test fit it and it was a perfect fit. Gaps were uniform and the lines blended well with the car.
I then brought it to my body shop where they followed the recommended instructions. The hood was painted and installed on the car. At this point during inspection, it was discovered that the fiberglass had thousands of tiny waves in the finish, apparently from the mold. We could not tell this until after the Black was sprayed on the hood. The body shop then had to strip the paint and sanded the entire hood with a very long block to slick the surface. After a couple more days of sanding and prep, the hood was resprayed and cleared. The final outcome was excellent. The hood really gives the car a very aggressive look.