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Old 02-11-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Interchangeable hoods?

So I have an 83 that I just bought tomorrow.. Lol
There was an individual selling a "steel cowl hood" for a bronco in my year he sold from under me.
And I can't find another hood like this anywhere.. If I do I'd assume it would be an arm and a leg. But what other vehicles could I search under that would match/fit the 83 bronco?
I'm meaning like f-150 Hoods that would match up etc.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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should be f150/bronco 80 to 86
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:06 PM   #3
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yupp any hood 80-86 will fit bronco/f150/250/350
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:49 AM   #4
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'80-82 hoods are slightly different - they have FORD letters across the front edge. In '83, the blue oval went into the grille, and the hood letters were dropped. Otherwise, they're interchangeable up to '86.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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So what's different in the 86+?
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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Completely different body style started in 87. 86 was the ending year of the bullnose

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #7
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Be cautious in what you buy.
I've never bought one for a truck but my experience with the car hoods is that there is a wide range of quality and fit with them.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:12 PM   #8
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check the yards. your likely to find a cowl hood that just needs a paint job. and since it was already on something you'll know it fits right.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:25 AM   #9
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It seems like the junk yard is the best way to go, I can't seem to find much online. Andy's doesn't have anything really, bronco graveyard didn't have it, car ID is a joke, idk where else to look really..
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #11
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Thanks warlock, they do have them that's awesome maybe I can find more stuff I couldn't find before
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:31 AM   #13
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Yea the graveyard has quite a bit that even my local parts store doesn't even sell,
I find it hard to trust e/bay with the right info/ what will and will not fit.
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