i needed a hood a couple years back. went to about six bone yards. they all had multiple hoods at fair prices. they were all already sorted & organized. one place had about 12 decent looking hoods, some with small dents, but otherwize they could be reconditioned & used. i lifted & looked at alot of them & did not buy a single one of them, because every place took them off and rammed them down on the ground or ashphalt onto their rear pointy tips/corners & had severly bent under & damaged them beyond repair. finally found a private owner/seller that had a good one. i did not want an import hood.
I have a steel 2" cowl hood that I would love to swap with a factory one. My steel cowl hood was primered by the PO in matte black at some point 10 years ago, but is now a weathered patina (but not rusty). Just picked up this 99 Tahoe 2 door and want to get back to a factory victory red one, but any color would do.