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Hi, you all! I'm going to change the hood on my 1998 T/A and wondering if anyone has done it and come across any issues I should pay attention too or might have any tips to make it easier!

Thanks in advance.
 
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What hood are you going to change it to @cesar1965?
I am installing a ram Air hood that came off of a 2000 T/A. At this time I'm not changing the air box to make the ram air functional, (that will come later), but since I'm thinking of a fresh paint job soon, I want to have this hood installed, aligned and ready to go.
 

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Should be an easy swap over make sure you have help and don't slam the hood until you had it all nice and aligned up.
 
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Should be an easy swap over make sure you have help and don't slam the hood until you had it all nice and aligned up.
Thanks, I didn't think there was going to be anything special swapping hoods, but I figure I checked with you guys just to be in the safe side!
 

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Hi, you all! I'm going to change the hood on my 1998 T/A and wondering if anyone has done it and come across any issues I should pay attention too or might have any tips to make it easier!

Thanks in advance.
What hood type are you replacing it with? That will be a big help in answering your question. If it from a donor Trans Am ( original equipment) or is it a A/M builder, the question will be much easier to answer!
 
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What hood type are you replacing it with? That will be a big help in answering your question. If it from a donor Trans Am ( original equipment) or is it a A/M builder, the question will be much easier to answer!
Thanks, the hood is A/M, came off of a 2000 Firebird, I installed this weekend. No issues other than most of the stock hardware didn't work, had to find bolts with a different thread. Fortunately I had all the needed bolts in my "assorted bolts" container! lol. There are some pictures in my previews reply. Thanks for the response thought.
 
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Thanks, the hood is A/M, came off of a 2000 Firebird, I installed this weekend. No issues other than most of the stock hardware didn't work, had to find bolts with a different thread. Fortunately I had all the needed bolts in my "assorted bolts" container! lol. There are some pictures in my previews reply. Thanks for the response thought.
I am manager of a Cadillac dealership bodyshop, I work during the day so I will not be of help until the evening hours. Sounds like you already have it figured out though. If you need assistance shoot me a note & I will get back to you in the evening!