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Not sure whether to use/repair my 66 hood or not, anyone use an aftermarket GTO hood and how did it fit? What was the quality? And, would you buy that hood again if needed?
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All of the aftermarket sheetmetal I have used has been thin, the wrong size, and wavy. It does have two saving graces: it's coated in epoxy, and it's cheap. But either aftermarket or original, you're going to end up working on the piece.
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an original hood scoop insert usually will not fit right with an aftermarket hood n visa-versa. you would have to buy a aftermarket insert also.
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Aftermarket OK this time

I put one of those ADEALS ebay hoods on my 68 and its perfect.Not a wave,or any imperfection at all and perfectly square same weight as the original... maybe I got lucky
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Got a aftermarket hood for my 1970 GTO from Ames and it was perfect. No fitment problems!
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Sounds like mixed reviews, I'd hate to take a 400.00 chance on a bad fit.
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I have a stock 66 in great shape if interested?
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The '65-'67 aftermarket hoods are the ones with issues. The area around the scoop is not the same, as stated, and the scoop bulge is not the same shape around the edges where it meets the hood. Better off with a used original part if it's a '65--'67 goat.
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Originall '68, and '69-70 GTO hoods also have differences from the repro.
'68 hoods have differences in the inner structure, as were not designed to fold up in a frontal collision. instead, the rear corners of original 68 hoods often went back into the windshield.

'69 hoods had revised understructure, so they would fold up, and are separated into standard hoods and RA versions. Original production '69-70 RA hoods with factory hood tachs originally had a piece of the understructure trimmed by a portable hydraulic sheer. This small area was removed in one continous clamping of the tool...not the easiest to replicate with a saw or grinder if restoring a high point car, but it can be done. Last, have not ck'ed a one fits all "68-70" repro GTO hood in some time, but for at least the first 10 years of production, the ironing board center area of the repro hood was not as defined as an original or even an NOS '70 hood, and the repro had to have filler work and careful sanding to get it close.
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my aftermarket 65 hood had really good fitment, it was wavy and needed pro paint attention( just like an original) but the edges where fine and it bolted right in. I did buy a repo insert and had zero problems

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