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I have a 2000, plan on getting 2004-11 header, grille, latch and hinge...

But hood, I'm torn on. I only see the viper good as far as aftermarket, but I really want the 2" cowl hood from a 93-97. Is it possible to retrofit that hood to work with 04-11 front end?
 


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I have a 2000, plan on getting 2004-11 header, grille, latch and hinge...

But hood, I'm torn on. I only see the viper good as far as aftermarket, but I really want the 2" cowl hood from a 93-97. Is it possible to retrofit that hood to work with 04-11 front end?
I believe somebody here has actually done this> IIRC it was a red ranger and he cut off the front of his hood to get it to match up to the newer grill. I'll try to find it and post a link.
 

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NOT the link I was looking for, but it may help.
 

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I figured I'd have to do some shaving. But I'm hoping that's it. Hell I might not even need a new latch or hinge this way. Scared to bite the $200 bullet. Lol. But those aftermarket viper hoods look funky... Can't even find a real life example of it.. only the renderings. Here the hood I'm referring to below.
 

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Sorry I searched for that thread, couldn't find it. But from what I remember, he had everything but the hood and just shaved the front of the hood to match the new grill.
 

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Sorry I searched for that thread, couldn't find it. But from what I remember, he had everything but the hood and just shaved the front of the hood to match the new grill.
I appreciate the efforts. Wish they would had just made a direct bolt on application. Those hoods look clean.
 


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