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Anyone blacked out hood?

I have always been a big fan of blacked out hood detail Ford has used over the years.
I did my last Ranger this way and loved it.


Im wondering how this would look on my TC or if anyone has done it already and can post some pics.

Im thinking just blacking out the center following the character line might look pretty good on my red car.
Brian R.
88 2.3t Ranger
83 TC  gt40p motor,Vortech,TFS1 cam,long tubes,MS PnP,T5,8.8,17x9 Cobra 17s

Anyone blacked out hood?

Reply #1
I had a black hood on my 87 Sport, though that was mainly because the hood happened to be black. I liked the look though
2015 Mustang GT Premium - 5.0, 6-speed, Guard Green - too much awesome for one car

1988 5.0 Thunderbird :birdsmily: SOLD SEPT 11 2010: TC front clip/hood ♣ Body & paint completed Oct 2007 ♣ 3.55 TC rear end and front brakes ♣ TC interior ♣ CHE rear control arms (adjustable lowers) ♣ 2001 Bullitt springs ♣ Energy suspension poly busings ♣ Kenne Brown subframe connectors ♣ CWE engine mounts ♣ Thundercat sequential turn signals ♣ Explorer overhead console (temp/compass display) ♣ 2.25" off-road dual exhaust ♣ T-5 transmission swap completed Jan 2009 ♣

Anyone blacked out hood?

Reply #2
I think if you black out part of the hood it looks good. When the whole hood is black, it looks like you got a hood from a black car and now it is mismatched. It doesn't look like it belongs.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

Anyone blacked out hood?

Reply #3
Yeah I agree Vinnie. I think just doing the \_/ part would look good
Brian R.
88 2.3t Ranger
83 TC  gt40p motor,Vortech,TFS1 cam,long tubes,MS PnP,T5,8.8,17x9 Cobra 17s

Anyone blacked out hood?

Reply #4
it'll be blue when i get the funds to paint the whole car but untill then, i think black works. just spray paint, but its held up really well.

1988 Thunderbird sport
2004 Ford F150 Lariat
2008  Chevrolet Cobalt Sport
2007 Suzuki DR-Z400S dual sport/Supermoto
1988 Thunderbird LX - sold
1988 Mercury Cougar XR-7 with GST kit - gone

Anyone blacked out hood?

Reply #5
Also, you shouldn't go edge to edge. You need to keep it away from the edges then trim it with a black pinstripe for a "finished" look. It's real easy to make a nice car look cheap.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

Anyone blacked out hood?

Reply #6
Quote from: grutinator;455104
it'll be blue when i get the funds to paint the whole car but untill then, i think black works. just spray paint, but its held up really well.


I want to know how you got the amber out of those corner lights.. Lol
'88 Thunderbird LX
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Engine:  FR B303 cam, GT40P heads w/ Trickflow valve springs, Explorer upper/lower intake, SR cold air intake w/ MAF
Exhaust:  shorty headers, BBK O-R X-pipe, glasspacks w/ turn downs
Misc:  8.8 rear, Saleen SC replicas 17x8/17x10, Mach 1 front springs/SN95 rear springs
&
'74 F100 Custom 351W

Anyone blacked out hood?

Reply #7
looks crappy

Anyone blacked out hood?

Reply #8
I found this pic in the Photoshop section here.  Other than the scoop its exactly what I was thinking of.

Brian R.
88 2.3t Ranger
83 TC  gt40p motor,Vortech,TFS1 cam,long tubes,MS PnP,T5,8.8,17x9 Cobra 17s