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Old 11-22-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default 02 - 03 WRX hood fitment

Hey, I'm new to the forum and just got an 03 WRX a few months back. It was a salvage title and had a steel OEM looking aftermarket hood put on that doesn't fit right.
After a while of driving the paint job on the hood started to crack right around where the latch is.

I'm hoping it's just a horrible fitting hood and not bad body work. Before I spring for a new hood I'd like to try on an OEM one to make sure it fits properly.

Is there anyone in the Salt Lake / Bountiful area that would let me try theirs on for size? 2002 or 2003 should fit. I live in North Salt Lake and could come to you or meet you somewhere.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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I would guess that the gut that did the bodywork didnt do it very well and that is why the hood is off. Also, the OEM hood is aluminum.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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I would guess that the gut that did the bodywork didnt do it very well and that is why the hood is off. Also, the OEM hood is aluminum.
The fact that the hood is steel is what made me think that hopefully it's a cheap aftermarket hood. I'll post some pics tomorrow when I can get some light on it. It sticks a good 1"-2" farther than it should off of the nose, but fits around the bug eyes okay. Also the stops from the hinges are missing so it can be pushed all the way back to the windshield.

Anyways like you said it might just be bad body work also, that's why I want to try on a stock one.
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