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Just wondering if anybody has any problems with the Glassworks fiberglass hood with the scoop for the 01 and up tacos. Do you have any problems in the winter with water getting in when accidentally taking a huge puddle too fast? Thanks!

Also, they say it bolts right up, does it really?
 

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I am sure corey will jump in here and tell his story, but there has been MAJOR fitment issues in the past with their hoods. I think they have gotten better lately but I cant tell you for sure. There are 5 or 6 members on here that have them. If you can work with fiberglass and have experience with body work, I dont see any major problems. If I am not mistaken, they have some fit guarantee now or something.
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CuriousJ0N said:
Just wondering if anybody has any problems with the Glassworks fiberglass hood with the scoop for the 01 and up tacos. Do you have any problems in the winter with water getting in when accidentally taking a huge puddle too fast? Thanks!

Also, they say it bolts right up, does it really?

just adding my $.02 as this is on my 2000

my hood fit damn good for fiberglass, i do have glasswork's 3.5" bulge fenders though. the lines are as good as you are going to get with glass. the major thing people mess up when putting it on is they rush. if you take your time, line everything up good before you drill/bolt it down, youll be fine.

ive never had a problem getting watter in the scoop, but i have yet to go hood deep in standing water. i have had water/mud splash over the whole truck and have had no problems other than a dirty engine. as a whole, your motor will get more dirt on it than without the scoop, but that just means you have to wash it more often :)

as for bolting up , yes it does but...
it does not come pre drilled, you have to drill and tap all the holes yourself

hope that helps... :xbeer1:
 

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scottnmos said:
I am sure corey will jump in here and tell his story, but there has been MAJOR fitment issues in the past with their hoods. I think they have gotten better lately but I cant tell you for sure. There are 5 or 6 members on here that have them. If you can work with fiberglass and have experience with body work, I dont see any major problems. If I am not mistaken, they have some fit guarantee now or something.
-Scott
why would i get in here and tell a story about something I dont have. I have installed a few of them, they are fine.. The fitting issue is on the installers end.
 

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why would i get in here and tell a story about something I dont have. I have installed a few of them, they are fine.. The fitting issue is on the installers end.
I could have sworn that it was you that had one and had all the problems. Oh well, my mistake. :cool:
 

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CuriousJ0N said:
Just wondering if anybody has any problems with the Glassworks fiberglass hood with the scoop for the 01 and up tacos. Do you have any problems in the winter with water getting in when accidentally taking a huge puddle too fast? Thanks!

Also, they say it bolts right up, does it really?

i had a problem with my glassworks hood for my '99. the hood was about a quarter inch high by the cowl. so i had my hood brackets cut and rewelded lower.
 

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i had a problem with my glassworks hood for my '99. the hood was about a quarter inch high by the cowl. so i had my hood brackets cut and rewelded lower.
Charga71 just bought one from another member for his '98 and it fits the same way. Too high in the back...............
 

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If you hit a puddle hard enough to get water though the scoop, you'll have more problems than a wet motor.. you could get the fan to pull forward and hit the radiator.
I guess I better watch it then. This year alone, I've hit unseen puddles twice. That problem never went through my mind. Thanks!
 

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drabnor said:
just adding my $.02 as this is on my 2000

i have had water/mud splash over the whole truck and have had no problems other than a dirty engine. as a whole, your motor will get more dirt on it than without the scoop, but that just means you have to wash it more often :)

as for bolting up , yes it does but...
it does not come pre drilled, you have to drill and tap all the holes yourself

hope that helps... :xbeer1:
Thanks! I think those are the answers I was looking for. I'm not looking to ford through water crossings or anything, just concerned about the whole splashing thing. I've had water slow me down from 35 mph to 15 mph w/o hitting the brakes. Second thing is I don't worry about how the engine looks... as long as it runs. I don't like to wash that part of the truck.
 

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I know of people who have had cracks form on the corners of the scoop openings. Make sure to use the poly hood pin kits from AutoFab, they will help cut down on the damage from vibration. My scooped hood has the cracks, but the hood has seen a very tough life.
So then you definately have to get pins, huh? Sorry, I'm new to the fiberglass body parts stuff. Only fiberglass I'm used to is for sub boxes. It no longer uses the stock latch?
 

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Thanks Corey! Since you've installed a couple of these, about how long does it take to actually prep the hood to fit properly? Also, do you have any input on the cowl issue described by the others?
 

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So then you definately have to get pins, huh? Sorry, I'm new to the fiberglass body parts stuff. Only fiberglass I'm used to is for sub boxes. It no longer uses the stock latch?
you definetly want to use at least 2 pins. when i went to put mine on, the stock latch would have had the hood sitting 1.5-2" high in the front. so i took the suker off and put two of these
up front and never looked back. my hood was never as stable as it is now. stock it used to dance and float around any time i go tover 80 mph. now its solid.

it takes a little getting used to the pins instead of the latch. just dont forget to put the pins in!! lol :xsmokin1:
 

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Mine was built to use pins in front and stock hinges on the rear. I'm not sure if there is a glass hood with the latch that would really work.
my hood latch worked fine with the fiberglass hood
 
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