Pontiac Firebird 1967-2002 - Need help with the Raptor Hood!




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FreighTrain T/A
04-28-2005, 06:32 PM
Anybody here purchased painted and installed this hood?

Does it fit good or like crap?

I love the way it looks but I want to know if it's worth the cash. I just bought a 99 trans am with 27,000 original miles on the clock! I dont want to be run of the mill non ws6 so I want to add a hood. :chug:


Pictures and personal take would be perfect!


Paul.


99blackbirdls1
04-29-2005, 08:29 AM
take it to your local body shop they will make the fit as good as it can be but since its an oem replica i think it would fit good anyway

DrkPhx
04-30-2005, 05:13 PM
take it to your local body shop they will make the fit as good as it can be but since its an oem replica i think it would fit good anyway
The Raptor hood is not a OEM replica. It's similar to the Firehawk hood with no external heat extractors and the bulges are more pronounced.

I have one and the fit was good and required no grinding. However I did have to spend some time to align the hood to the front headlights to make it level. I installed and aligned the hood myself then drove it the shop to have it painted.


Fuzzball
05-04-2005, 03:53 PM
I had mine installed by a body shop and they said that they had to shave the hood a bit because it was a little long