Many used items in our picture(s) have been cleaned and/or bead blasted prior to being photographed to show condition and detail. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned. We do not retake pictures each time a used item sells. Pictures are a good indicator of what you will receive, but not all used parts age the same. On high dollar parts, email us and we can send a few pictures of the actual part available.
"Core" Items: If we use the word "Core" in the title of the product, the item has been deemed rebuildable, but has not been rebuilt. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned.
Crating Fee Applies To This Item.
You will be contacted once your order is reviewed to discuss the crating fee. Crating fees generally run between $175 - $250 (this does not include truck freight charges). If an item has a crating fee, this usually indicates that it must ship via Truck Freight and can only be shipped to US addresses and select Canadian addresses.
Grade A hoods have no rust under the lip, nothing more than a light skim coat of filler found anywhere, no damage in the hinge areas from the hood flying up, no cuts to the under structure, it will line up well with the fenders and no evidence of being pushed in at the tip or dented from being slammed. Please remember to always check your hood after closing it to make sure it is secure and clean and lubricate the latch assembly periodically. Hoods are too large to ship via UPS so we generally ship them via forwardair.com, please check their website as you will be driving to the terminal to pick it up, crating is included in the price, discount applies if you pick it up in person as no crate would be needed.
*Something to Consider* 1971-73 hoods are all the same, except 1973 hoods are drilled for the 1973 only Mercury script. The 1973 Mercury script isn't reproduced, and we seldom have nice used emblems to sell. We ask you to consider the 1971-72 hood which allows this reproduction Mercury script.
Ford part # D3WY-16612-A.
Here is a helpful youtube video that shows you how to adjust your hood.