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Does a steel hood exist for 2001-2003 Edge?

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Does a steel hood exist for 2001-2003 Edge?

Looking everywhere for steel hood for 2001-2003 Edge to put on my 2001 XLT (already installed Edge grill). Only finding plastic or fiberglass. I do find steel for 2004-2011 Edges, so I'm beginning to think Ford did not make steel Edge hoods 2001-2003. Reckon I'll go plastic if I have to, but I have a few questions I hope you gentlemen can help me with-

1. Does anybody know where I can find a steel hood for 2001 Edge?

2. Are the plastic hoods flimsy? (e.g. shaking during driving, bending when opening/closin)g

3. How do the plastic hoods hold up over time? (e.g.warping, paint, etc)

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Not from Ford, but why bother, these hood are very rugged unless you get abusive !

Mine is still in great condition after 15 year of road running, no cracks, no paint problems with OEM paint, and if anything it might be a little heavier than a steel hood !

I guess the question is, "why a steel hood over a good quality fiberglass hood" ?

My only concern was IF I went to the side supports with cylinders to lift and hold the hood, could add extra stress on the sides, but with proper support it shouldn't be a problem.

If you happen to go to a V-8 Swap or just wanted more cooling, you could make the Power Dome Hood functional with a little careful cutting and glass work.
 
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Thanks for the perspective, Scrambler82. I admit to a bit of prejudice about fiberglass (vs. steel), but you've put my mind at ease.

The only used fiberglass Edge hoods I've found on the internet have some damage. I'll keep looking around.

There are LOTS of new plastic hoods on the internet. If anybody has experience with a plastic Edge hood, I'd sure like to hear about it!
 
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Thanks for the perspective, Scrambler82. I admit to a bit of prejudice about fiberglass (vs. steel), but you've put my mind at ease.

The only used fiberglass Edge hoods I've found on the internet have some damage. I'll keep looking around.

There are LOTS of new plastic hoods on the internet. If anybody has experience with a plastic Edge hood, I'd sure like to hear about it!
As long as the damage is with in the structural parts of the hood, the inner rails, along the front inner lip the hood should be repairable.

The outer edges, even a crack going toward the inner rail should be repairable, but you should also get it for cheap.

Heavier damage from the side in towards the middle of the hood or front or rear to middle cross the structural lines in my book and unless you know exactly what you are doing, which I don't, it not a good idea to fool with them.

I see The Power Dome Hoods on the Web a lot, some said they don't see them but just keep looking.
 
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Sounds like good advice. I'm believe I'll just stay away from damage other than paint defects just to be safe. I'm seeing a few with just issues so I just gotta decide to pull the trigger on one of them.
 
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Originally Posted by Ranger29V8 View Post
Sounds like good advice. I believe I'll just stay away from damage other than paint defects just to be safe. I'm seeing a few with just issues so I just gotta decide to pull the trigger on one of them.
Minor issues and you are good to go, anything more and then there is body work and painting.

I think the Power Dome is one of the best Hood from Ford, two me they look great.

Good Luck on your hunt, you should find one !
 
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Thanks, Scrambler82.

I agree with you- "power dome" hoods look the best. Curious about where that term came from. I don't see it in the Ford brochures from 2001. Those hoods appear to have been standard on the Edge and the XLT 4x4, both of which also had the honeycomb grill, but not on the XLT 4x2 like I have. Somebody must have thought up the term later on. Good term, though.

Now that I've done the honeycomb grill, and once I get the power dome hood, I guess I'll have a 4x3 !
 
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Funny... !

I think the name came up instead of using the Chebby's Name, "Crowl Induction Hood", Ford some how used "Power Dome" !

I don't what they it !

I'd the HoneyComb Grille, but I was in need of a change, so I attempted, what I consider Ford best grille, the '04 STX Grille, I attempted to fit it in the '03 Grille Shell, without success !
I ended up as you see my truck now, a S/S Tube Grille, Power Coated Black and new lettering that is in the process of being upgraded.

Everyone has their own ideas of what the should look like so go for what ever you like !

Keep an eye on the web, you don't need it right away so you can wait for the right one !

Here's one in Conn, you could almost drive up there and get it !, $162 + shipping ! Could be a nice ride !
 
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I got one lined up, Scrambler. Driving up to Delaware this weekend to retrieve it. In good shape but clear coat is shot. (In fact, in the pic, there is a white blob on the leading edge that looks like a face. I figure it to be a Joe Biden apparition being in Delaware and all :)) I can handle painting. Let you know when I get-er-done.
 
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Originally Posted by Ranger29V8 View Post
I got one lined up, Scrambler. Driving up to Delaware this weekend to retrieve it. In good shape but clear coat is shot. (In fact, in the pic, there is a white blob on the leading edge that looks like a face. I figure it to be a Joe Biden apparition being in Delaware and all :)) I can handle painting. Let you know when I get-er-done.
Might be a good idea to have the other info in your back pocket... you are almost to Conn. and if this one falls through for what ever reason you can go for the other or use the Conn. Hood as a good bargaining chip, you could tell the Del. guy you need to see the other one first OR he could drop the price a little, especially with painting needed.
If you do get the Del. one and get it or have it painted, get a clear coat on it, not sure how these hood will survive in UV without the clear coat.

Good Luck, have a great trip, it's alway good to have a back up !

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