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    Thinking about putting a SS hood on my 2000 Z28. Do I need to find a stock hood or are any of the after market hoods worth buying?

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    Have you heard of doing a little searching on your own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Thunder 42 View Post
    Have you heard of doing a little searching on your own?
    No need to be rude. Either post something helpful or save your comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Thunder 42 View Post
    Have you heard of doing a little searching on your own?
    Lighten up. This isn't LS1Tech (yes I'm a member there also).

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkway440 View Post
    Thinking about putting a SS hood on my 2000 Z28. Do I need to find a stock hood or are any of the after market hoods worth buying?

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    From what I've gathered, the OEM hood is the way to go. I have heard way too many horror stories of people buying aftermarket fiberglass hoods and having nothing but problems. Mainly fitment issues and glass quality. The only trade off is that they are a hell of a lot cheaper than any OEM hood out there! So do some local craigslist or eBay searching to try to find an OEM one if your budget will allow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    From what I've gathered, the OEM hood is the way to go. I have heard way too many horror stories of people buying aftermarket fiberglass hoods and having nothing but problems. Mainly fitment issues and glass quality. The only trade off is that they are a hell of a lot cheaper than any OEM hood out there! So do some local craigslist or eBay searching to try to find an OEM one if your budget will allow it.

    Best advice you can get.

    And don't worry about the first reply you got, you had a legit question. Unfortunately you'll get answers like that from time to time.

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    like the afforementioned. craigslist is gold. thats how i got mine.

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    I got mine from the classifieds on this forum. The hood was ASCD (American Sports Car Design) Fiberglass hood. It was already painted my cars color so all I had to do was take it to my friends body shop and he put it on with no fitment issues. The hood is a good quality is the closest looking thing to OEM that i've ever seen with functional ram air. It's also lighter than the stock hood and cheaper. Hope this helps

    Here's a link to their site. http://www.americansportscar.com/4gen_camaro.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkway440 View Post
    Thinking about putting a SS hood on my 2000 Z28. Do I need to find a stock hood or are any of the after market hoods worth buying?

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    just a thought but id like to trade mine for a cowl hood.. been thinking about it here lately.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxman92 View Post
    just a thought but id like to trade mine for a cowl hood.. been thinking about it here lately.. lol
    How about trade it for $$$ lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    No need to be rude. Either post something helpful or save your comments.
    yea really! poster was looking for a quality of aftermarket product kind of answer. but i will add my permanent opinion on this: dont stick a ss hood on a z-28, find a different style. its blasphemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    yea really! poster was looking for a quality of aftermarket product kind of answer. but i will add my permanent opinion on this: dont stick a ss hood on a z-28, find a different style. its blasphemy.

    sometimes i wish i had a z28, so i could put those completely awesome retro style badges on...those look AMAZING

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppn View Post
    sometimes i wish i had a z28, so i could put those completely awesome retro style badges on...those look AMAZING
    What about going the flip flop route... put on the new SS badges! Or even better, the Australian SS badges! It would be different.

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    Thanks for the replies,foxman92 you have a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Lighten up. This isn't LS1Tech (yes I'm a member there also).

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    You can also look at it this way:

    Although OEM is initially more expensive, the prep work involved in getting most aftermarket hoods up to par can cost you some major $$$. Many aftermarket fiberglass hoods come with a variety of imperfections such as pinholes, waves, bubbles in gelcoat, etc. Also the fiberglass consistency in many aftermarket hoods are horrible as there are some very thin and weak areas. You would not want to discover this the hard way after all the prep work and painting has been done. In the long run, you will be better off with the OEM part. Less regrets, heartaches, and probably money.

    FYI, OEM SS hoods are made from a superior quality material called SMC or Sheet Molded Compound. It is much stronger than the traditional or polyresin type fiberglass without many of the common defects.
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    For parkway440, too bad you are so far away as I have one for sale. It is an OEM SS hood that came off a NBM Camaro SS. I will not ship this hood as costwise, it would not be beneficial to you. However, if you are ever in the Detroit area, let me know.
    Last edited by yyun; 08-16-2009 at 06:27 PM.

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    OEM hoods are the best. Makes sure that you get the SS specific hood struts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyun View Post
    For parkway440, too bad you are so far away as I have one for sale. It is an OEM SS hood that came off a NBM Camaro SS. I will not ship this hood as costwise, it would not be beneficial to you. However, if you are ever in the Detroit area, let me know.
    Well I am interested in your hoooood!!!

    PM sent!

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    I say go with either a OEM SS hood or a nice cowl hood. I love the look of a small cowl on our cars. There's a white one in the white camaros unite that's awesome, I think Y2KPewterSS is friends with him? Not sure.

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