Can someone measure their hood quickly?

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Can someone measure their hood quickly?

Postby RhodyM20 on Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:16 pm

Hey guys.

I am hoping to pick up a turbo hood tomorrow from the junkyard. Want to get an idea of dimensions and if it will fit in my daily. Can someone provide me with width and length? My XT is away at a shop at the moment.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Can someone measure their hood quickly?

Postby paulteachey on Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:25 pm

Hey Jeff,

I measured 53 3/8" X 54 5/8". My measurements might be off by 1/8" or so... I measured my 87.5 xt turbo... I still need that windshield wiper reveal molding if you are interested in getting it. I will gladly pay you for your time and shipping if you are willing. Thanks.. If you can't no sweat...

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Re: Can someone measure their hood quickly?

Postby john in KY on Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:32 pm

Hoods are identical except for the location of the latch. Somewhere around 87 the hoods came with 2 sets of mounting holes

Thinking I am confusing Xt with XT6 hoods. Still identical except the XT6 hood has its hood latch farther out.

As far as I know, all XT hoods are interchangeable.
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Re: Can someone measure their hood quickly?

Postby RhodyM20 on Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:39 pm

Hey guys,

Thanks so much for this info. I bought an original XT Turbo hood today, still with ductwork intact. Couldn't fit it in my car so I'll head back next weekend with my buddy and his truck to pick it up.

Not perfect - but I dig it. John, do you mean that all you have to do is move the hood latch out further to mount up to an XT6?

Paul, I still have my eye out. I am hoping the yard local to me will get back to me soon as the car I removed the hood from is stacked on top of two other vehicles! My local yard has two XTs on the ground, but we got a lot of snow recently and I haven't been given the green light to head out there yet....
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Re: Can someone measure their hood quickly?

Postby john in KY on Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:11 pm

The radiator support metal work, because the XT6 engine is longer than the XT engine, extends closer to the front bumper. Fairly sure when the XT6 was produced, Subaru just designed 2 mounting locations for the hood latch. This way the same stamping could be used on both models. Have a feeling the 87.5 hood will not have the second location. Could be wrong about this but if correct, you may can get it to work by just drilling a few new holes. Maybe Huck will chime in. Thinking he knows more about this than I do.
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