Ram air hood, how to tell if a factory Ford part or an aftermarket.

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INPete

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I am closing a deal on a 73 mustang, but would like to install a ram air hood. I found used hood on FB marketplace, but how can I tell if this is a factory Ford hood or if it is an aftermarket. Are there any markings or stampings I can ask the seller to look for and send me a pic. The seller says it's a Ford hood, but I don't know how to authenticate.
 

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There should be a date code stamped in the underside near the hinge mounting location. It may be under the hinge. I'm not aware of any older reproduction hoods, but if it looks old it's probably authentic.
 
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