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Old 10-08-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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GMC Hood Options

2005 GMC, currently have a wrapped OE hood that is starting to lose its appeal.

I started thinking about options and so far have three.

1) Buy a junkyard OE "close enough" color hood
2) Buy a junkyard OE hood, prep, and paint it
3) Buy a aftermarket glass hood, prep and paint it.

I would love to get a glass hood to shave a little weight off the front and perhaps get a small cowl version for the looks.

Does anyone have experience with truck glass hoods? Brands to stay away from, brands that require less/more prep work etc
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:05 AM   #2
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option 4: https://www.classicindustries.com/product/ha3180.html
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:15 AM   #3
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My buddy put an LMC And Keystone (bought one, went into an accident, bought a different size cowl) steel hoods and they were in solid condition and fit well.

Another option as well that may be the same as a decent OEM or aftermarket glass unless you're looking to go lightweight race truck
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Whichever one will cut nicely for the hood stack.
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01-02 HD hood conversion. Another friend has it on his 04 sierra. It looks awesome. Local guy did the work and painted all for pretty cheap

http://www.trucktrend.com/how-to/pai...nd-conversion/
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My buddy put an LMC And Keystone (bought one, went into an accident, bought a different size cowl) steel hoods and they were in solid condition and fit well.

Another option as well that may be the same as a decent OEM or aftermarket glass unless you're looking to go lightweight race truck
Nope, aftermarket steel hood is fine.

Goal is to minimize the amount of prep work needed to get it to fit well prior to paint.
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Nope, aftermarket steel hood is fine.

Goal is to minimize the amount of prep work needed to get it to fit well prior to paint.
That may be the way to go then.
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Why not unwrap the hood and repaint?
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Why not unwrap the hood and repaint?
Its a rust bucket of a hood. Not worth investing prep/paint in.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:37 AM   #10
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Nope, aftermarket steel hood is fine.

Goal is to minimize the amount of prep work needed to get it to fit well prior to paint.
OEM hood if you want ease. I'd guess that there are plenty of them out there. You'll have to prep the surface more (since it will have old paint and not e-coat or whatever) but it will probably be the right dimensions and such.

Fiberglass will probably be a pain for little return other than looks.
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:55 PM   #11
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I say keep an eye out for oem paint/color hoods. Someone might be swapping to a glass good and willing to unload the stocker cheap. With the natural metallic pewter tendency to appear to colorshift across panels, most stock paint jobs will match imo. I think you have a pewter truck, I may be wrong though. I found oem blue door hood and fender for my gto(all found/bought separate). Took a few months but cost like 500 total.
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:15 PM   #12
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Correct, tan/pewter
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:56 PM   #13
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I had a goodmark 2" cowl on my 03 yukon denali. Prep was minimal and it looked and fit awesome.
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