SEEKING ADVICE ON MY STOCK '73 HOOD.

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Hi to all,

I'm seeking advice or help in regards my stock, standard factory hood on my '73 Mustang. Sorry, if this topic has been covered before.

Story goes that this hood was an original factory hood that came with the car when i bought it back in 2011. My thinking was always to keep the hood and whenever i decided to sell the car, the hood would
go as part of the sale. Back in 2012, i bought a NASA hood and replaced the standard one, which has been carefully stored away in my garage all these years.

However, i got to thinking lately that i may decide to sell the standard hood on, as it's taking up valuable space, and i will never end up needing it again myself. That led me to do some investigation into finding out a fair price
to sell it on. What i found was interesting. 1. I could not find anyone who sells a reproduction standard hood. (Dynacorn, CJ Pony etc) Is this true that repo ones are not made anymore? 2. I found one seller on Ebay, selling on his OEM standard hood for $1,500.00 US Dollars. What is that all about? 3. I could not find anyone selling on a used standard hood world wide, with the exception of one Ebay seller, selling on his used hood, but in very poor condition with major dents and accident damage for $300.00 US Dollars. 4. I did see a company selling a fiberglass standard hood for around the $500.00 US Dollar mark.

So what's the story here? Have they become super rare? Are they popular or collectable at all with 1,2,3 Mustang owners or not? I would have thought the NASA hood would be the go to hood of choice for most Mustang people.

5. And if i'm selling mine on, what would be a fair price to put on my standard hood. It's in very good original condition, with no rust issues, good original paint top and bottom, and no dents or accident damage at all. A nice clean hood.

If any Forum member is in the know about these standard hoods and can offer me some good advice here, i would be most grateful.

Thanks,
Greg.:)
 

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My opinion..lI bought a nice one for $125 last year(needed repaint)….they seem to vary between $100-$300 depending on condition. $300 would be almost perfect with good factory paint…and no the flat hoods are not reproduced, also most prefer the hod with scoops…
 

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Not sure fleabay or FB Marketplace necessarily reflect used parts prices for items you can find locally. You see them for sale reasonably priced locally at swap meets now and then. My 72 is not a rare car and I long ago gave up trying to save all the original parts. I would find a young, cash-strapped Mustang enthusiast in the local car club that needed one and give it to them. A kind gesture can make their day and provide a lot of encouragement.
 
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Although you don't see a lot of them listed, they are out there from time to time. The prices do vary but I recall seeing several in the $300 to $500 range. Just saw one on FB for $90. Needs some work and paint but looked solid and seller said it's in good condition.
 

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I have a regular 73’ hood if anyone wants it. No dents but the paint has peeled off about 15%. I live in Fort McMurray and take occasional trips to Edmonton and Calgary. Pay my gas if I bring it down or pay the postage. I have a hood box I received my NASA hood in.
 
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Hi again,

Thought i would check back in here at this stage, to thank all the guys who gave me their feedback on my five major questions i had on the standard hood situation.

From what has been said here, my takeaway or understanding is on point 1. Yes, it seems that repo standard hoods are not made anymore. 2. No one commented on the Ebay seller, with the $1,500.00 OEM hood for sale. 3. The $300.00 used Ebay seller with the badly damaged hood was covered by other comments based on current market values. 4. No one commented on the $500.00 fiberglass hood for sale. 5. My question on putting a fair price for selling on today's world market was answered with mixed feedback. Answers ranged from giveaway up to around the $300.00 to $500.00 US mark for one in top, excellent condition.

My final comments on the standard hood situation would be to say that it's interesting that repos are not made anymore. That to me, reflects on them not being popular anymore, and therefore, there is no real market demand to reproduce them. NASA hoods clearly are the popular go to choice for1,2,3 Mustang owners. If your Mustang has a standard hood fitted already and you like the hood, then that's excellent as well. Horsin' Around's custom standard hood looks very nice as well. As far as trying to buy a decent clean standard second hand hood worldwide, it would seem that they are fairly rare, and come up for sale every now and then. It would also seem that the second hand market for pricing varies. As a seller, you could ask anywhere up to the $500.00 US mark, with the understanding that the more money you ask for, the harder it would be to sell on, as most buyers are understandably chasing bargains or cheap prices. If your heart is full of love for your fellow man, and money means little to you, then a giveaway is the perfect answer here.

Thanks again for your feedback. I will be trying to sell mine on for a fair price based on what has been commented on above. I think it will be hard to sell on, based on what has also been said above, with low consumer demand, and today's economic market situation worldwide. The good news for me is i am not in a pressure situation to sell, so i can afford to play the waiting game to move it on, waiting for the right buyer to come along. PS - The custom designed hood blackout is a decal, that was put on by the previous owner. Interesting treatment for a standard hood eh! The fake NASA look hood treatment :giggle: (Photos taken back in 2011 plus today's shots)

Greg.(y)
 

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Hmmm... Our 73 vert is a bit demure looking with its original, flat hood. I have been tempted to replace it with a NACA/NASA just to bump its visual edge. I already added a front spoiler, but it still looks like a Plain Jane vert, which is what it really is. If I could get $1,500, or even a little less, for our original flat hood I would be tempted to acquire one with the two Ram Air inlet scoops, and even remove the air inlet blocking plates, and shoot the hood (after straightening it out) with the car's Gold Glow with a blackout treatment. As the engine is its original 302 I would not be tempted to use a Full Call-Out on the side of the air inlet ports like "302 AM AIR." Perhaps just "RAM AIR," or nothing at all. Hmmmm.... All that sounds a bit much for our vert. Perhaps I should go back to my position of not trying to make it look like something it isn't...
 

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Hmmm... Our 73 vert is a bit demure looking with its original, flat hood. I have been tempted to replace it with a NACA/NASA just to bump its visual edge. I already added a front spoiler, but it still looks like a Plain Jane vert, which is what it really is. If I could get $1,500, or even a little less, for our original flat hood I would be tempted to acquire one with the two Ram Air inlet scoops, and even remove the air inlet blocking plates, and shoot the hood (after straightening it out) with the car's Gold Glow with a blackout treatment. As the engine is its original 302 I would not be tempted to use a Full Call-Out on the side of the air inlet ports like "302 AM AIR." Perhaps just "RAM AIR," or nothing at all. Hmmmm.... All that sounds a bit much for our vert. Perhaps I should go back to my position of not trying to make it look like something it isn't...
Hi There,

Just responding with a little feedback on your comments if i may.

First up, my '73 Gold Glow Vert was a vanilla stock standard factory car when i bought it, except for the black decals on the hood and down both sides, that the previous owner banged on before i bought the car. My personal goal was to go the full hog, and dress the car up in several ways to give it that special mean look, with plenty of street appeal. I believe i have achieved that goal as she looks killer and my street appeal is a big 10 out of 10 every time i go cruising. The point i want to make though, is when it comes to dressing up our 1,2,3's, it always comes down to (personal tastes and personal preferences) for each and every owner, as to what dress up treatment you want to go with, and to what extent or how far you want to go with that as well. Some owners feel there is no need to dress up their rides at all, as they love their cars just the way they are. There are really no set rules as what you end up doing with your car. So personal preferences rule!

Regards getting close to the $1,500.00 US for your flat hood sell on - based on my research and what comments have been made above, you will probably find that figure too adventurous. I may be proved wrong, but $600.00 US down would seem to be more realistic asking price. Hey!, but you never know until you try i guess.

Regards the badging call-out on the hood - badging is OK as long as you don't misrepresent what the engine actually is imo. In my case, my original factory stock 302 engine, was completely rebuilt to a 347 stroker hi performance engine. So i chose a customized chrome badging saying 302 Hi Performance which is exactly what it is.

Lastly, regards getting a NASA hood - From a paint work perspective, is your existing paint around your car original factory Gold Glow or has the car been touched up here and there or resprayed? Why i ask is because, if you end up getting a NASA hood, it will of course need refinishing in the Gold Glow color. From my own experience, and knowing all about this color myself, i can guarantee you, you will not be able to accurately color match the hood to the tops of the existing front fenders panel to panel at all, no matter what. So what will be required, is to end up respraying the entire hood and the two complete front fenders as well, assuming that your color is as accurately matched as it can be. The correct procedure is,the metallic basecoat will cover the hood and you will blend out the color into the (tops) of the two front fenders only, keeping the color away from where the top back corners of the front fenders meets the top front corner of the doors. To finish off, the entire hood and the two front fenders will get coated with clean clear 2 Pak .

The bottom line as to what you end up doing, is you will end up doing what suits you personally, and makes you happy. Good luck with it all.

Check out my pics below - From Vanilla to Killa! :giggle:

Greg.:)
 

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