Body Work Question

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  1. Skoll

    Skoll New Member

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    Alright, this may come off as dumb which is why I'm posting this in the safe zone. I'm used to Chevys honestly so I don't know all the particulars of the Ford SN-95 chassis.. But I was wondering if a New Edge front bumper would fit on my 98 GT? Or are the SN-95 and SN-95 II too different for that?
     
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    1998cobrasvt Well-Known Member

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    They have been crossbred before, i believe you need "conversion" fenders.


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    Interdashing. Alright, thanks for answering my question!
     
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    evilcw311 Most Evil Mod! Staff Member Staff

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    Most of the new edge bumpers have been reproduced and made to fit our cars. Just save yourself the time and get one of those.

    Which bumper are you wanting exactly???


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    1998cobrasvt Well-Known Member

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    It def would save you some time OP, but keep in mind some of those bumpers fitments can be hit or miss.
     
  6. Frank.JD.Perez

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    I'm more asking for knowledge purposes. I honestly like the Cobra SVT front bumper best but I wanna cover all my bases with what's available. You know, figuring out options and whatnot. I figured since the New Edges are pretty much the same chassis that their body panels would fit on the regular SN-95s.
     
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    the same chassis doesn't necessarily mean that the same body panels will fit. With fords however that usually is the case. Although the sn95 and new edge body styles do not compliment one another; one is soft and curved while the other is hard and sharp. Yes the body panels will be able to be swapped (hood, front bumper and fenders), but thats basically it (not including wings/spoilers). On the s197 platform there is a whole lot more you can do. you can have an early model s197 (05-09) and swap the entire front to look like a mid model s197 (hood, fenders, bumper from 10-12) and it look completely normal eventhough its a mid/late model s197 front because the lines match. Also with 10/12 and 13/14 you can swap the rear bumper/trunk/lights to use the leds that people charge up the butthole when selling. Like evilcw311 pointed out there are parts made by cervini, vis, abc, etc that will fit the 94/98 body style, but look like the 99/04. So are parts able to be swapped? Yes. Does it flow? Eh, not so much. Ricer? Getting there. Eye sore to most people? I think so.

    But if that is something you want to do then go for it and we can help you out. if you want to learn about all there is to know we can teach you.
     
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    Thank you for the response. I get fully what you mean and don't really intend to rice out my car at all. If anything I will probably end up trying to get a parted out Cobra SVT front bumper and a different hood. I'm very interested in side skirt exhaust though, were those stock options on any of the SN-95s?
     
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    Frank.JD.Perez i answered his question that is all. I dont approve of the conversion but he never said can this conversion be done and ​..what is your opinion on it..
     
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    The new edge cobra bumpers don't flow very well with our bodies. The cobra r flows very well especially if u do side exhaust, and yes I'm biased obviously. Abc exclusive was making the side exhaust covers but that's about all I would get from them. If u want a different style front bumper do yourself a huge favor and pay the extra for cervinis.

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    My hood is cervinis, my bumpers and side exhaust are all abc. I had to cut and reshape the abc pieces all over to make em fit. Friend of mine has the same front bumper from cervinis and when we tried his on my car it lined up perfectly the first time with no work needed at all.


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    Oh wow, that is sick as ****.
     
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    With your Hood Vents, are they right above the gap between the radiator tank and the front of the engine? Like does water just fall on the belts?
     
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    as they have said I would not go with aftermarket pieces and if you can find damaged OEM to repair. I got one fender stock and one that is not and you can tell the difference once you put the time in the reproduction piece to get it to fit.
     
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    Yeah unfortunately they are in a spot that rain does hit the belts and then sprays under the hood.

    I'm actually waiting to hear from a machine shop that I dropped off my vents with who is suppose to be custom making me some new vents and I'm gonna make a plate that I can put on with a foam gasket if it's raining.

    I will say tho that underhood temps did drop noticeably with the vents open. Also, cervinis is who made my hood and they use ford factory cobra vents.


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    I thank you very much for the info. I was looking at this one and the Trufiber. Being in Arizona it bother me too much. I'm hoping to move the battery to the trunk and swap a smaller overflow to where the battery normally is to get more hot air a better path.

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