Carlisle Ford Nationals 2020



We will have something new for 1999 – 2020 Mustang Models. You wont want to miss them! From July 31st to August 2nd, 2020 Carlisle Fairgrounds will be hosting the 25th anniversary of the Ford Nationals. With the huge record-breaking turn out of over 50,000 fans and over 2,500 Fords at the 2019 Show, this show is anticipated to be one of the largest All-Ford Shows of the year. We will be located on Manufacturers Midway, located behind the Main Stage and Pavilion. Our team of knowledgeable staff will be on site to help with any product and installation questions, along with having our show-only pricing for all Cervinis products. If the physical product is not with us, you will still be able to purchase all items at show pricing and have it shipped to your residential or commercial location.

Come See Us On The Manufacturers Midway at Carlisle Ford Nationals!

Head over to www.Cervinis.com to see our entire product line.



GT500 Hood Updates


The highly anticipated, GT500 style Heat extractor hood from Cervinis Auto Designs is almost ready to be released. The hood will be available unpainted or in all factory paint colors.  The heat extracting louver will be offered in matte black or gloss black when selecting the hood paint option. Unfortunately the release of the hood has been delayed … but we delayed the release to improve the hood after receiving feedback from our customer base. We’ve spent the past several weeks revising the hood to allow for additional clearance to accommodate the industry’s most popular super charger upgrades! A major benefit to true functionality of the GT500 style heat extractor hood is pulling the performance robbing high temperatures away for the positive displacement superchargers. Great styling, fully functional heat extractorion, and removable rain gutter provides reassurance that this is the hood designed for both street and track use alike. 

(release dates below)



2015-2017 Mustang

 February 21st  2020             Pre-orders available on Cervinis.com               

                   March 6th 2020             Orders will be released and production will continue


2018-2020 Mustang

 March 13th  2020          Pre-orders available on Cervinis.com

March 20th 2020                Orders will be released and production will continue



New Hood Options for Your S550

both cars sized


Cervinis Auto Designs has just released two new hood options for your S550 Platform Mustang. The sleek yet agressive hoods will be offered for both the 2015-2017 and 2018-2019 models. With projected release dates in the fall of 2019, you can have your ride ready just in time for the holidays.

First to be released is the 2 1/2″ Cobra R Styled Cowl Hood. The 1995 styled double hump cowl is the perfect addition to your build. With the added clearance this hood offers, you will be able to run most power adder setups with no rubbing, or clearance issues. This hood is designed to work around the Cobra Jet, Boss 302 and other superchargers that require ample hood clearance. The Cobra R Hood follows all body lines, with an aggressive flow while keeping a one-of-a kind aftermarket taste.

Following the release of the Cobra R is the highly anticipated GT500 styled Heat Extractor Hood. Inspired after the 2020 GT500, it features a centered, louvered heat extractor as the focal point. The vented heat extractors are fully functional and track ready. Cervinis  GT500 style Heat Extractor Hood also includes a rain tray to protect your engine from getting wet.

Cervinis has gone beyond all expectations for their new hood options. From creating a hood with the aggressive feel of the 2020 GT500, to creating a forceful yet sleek Cobra R Cowl, they met all expectations.


New Product Reveals At Ford Nationals


The team at Cervinis Auto Designs have been extremely busy the past few months creating the newest, most aggressive style hoods while still keeping functionality and design in mind. Not only did they create the ultimate GT500 style heat extractor hood for the 2018-2020 Shelby GT350, and then 2013 – 2014 Mustang S197, but they killed it with releasing a 4 inch Cowl for the 1999 – 2004 Ford Mustang and the 2015 – 2020 Ford F150. They wont make you wait long for purchasing the new hoods. The release for the two 4 inch Cowl Hoods will be immediately following their unveil at the Carlisle All Ford Nationals. The GT500 style hoods will be released shortly after Ford Nationals, with a tentative date in late August. You can head to www.cervinis.com to view all of the newest releases and see their full line of products for your ride. 


Through out the month of July, Cervinis teased of new product and hoods on their site and social media channels, all pointing towards the GT350, 13-14 Mustang S197 and SN95 New Edge. The release of a 4″ Cowl Hood for the 2015 – 2020 Ford F150 came as a surprise for all F150 enthusiasts. It is the next mod that you didn’t prepare for, but now have to add it to the top of your list. With the rugged off-road truck being the traditional main styling focus, this hood was created with the modern street truck in mind. The 4 inch Cowl Hood is a fully functional cowl, with maximum under hood clearance and a fully screened rear for heat release. Cervini’s has thought of it all, creating a fully finished underside that eliminates the use for an underside liner and allows it to be painted and finished for creating the ultimate show truck. Paint options are available for the Cowl, with all Ford Factory colors available with an additional underside paint option. To order yours today, you can visit Cervini’s site here.

[2018 Edelbrock Supercharged, 10-speed trans 3rd gen coyote F150. Owned by Derek]



Following the release of the F150 Cowl Hood, Cervinis created a 4 inch Cowl Hood for the 1999-2004 SN95 New Edge Mustang’s. With the same functionality and style as the F150’s 4 in Cowl, Cervini’s just changed the game for all SN95 owners. Prior to the release, they only offered two Cobra R Style Hoods with a max height of 2.5″. This brand new 4″ Cowl will now allow clearance for the largest displacement superchargers in the industry, contrary to what their 2.5″ cowl offered. The fully finished hood features a finished underside, allowing the elimination of an underside liner and a show quality finish. The rear of the Cowl facing the windshield features a mesh screen built into the hood, allowing for max heat to leave and maximum cooling. At special request, Cervinis allows their hoods to be manufactured for lift-off versions which will allow you to bring this to the track with you and save on weight, and have ample clearance for all mods. To purchase this new hood today, you can visit Cervinis site here.


[2003 Twin Turbo Charged, 5L Cobra. Owned by Scott]


Boss 302 reveal final

Late last Fall, Cervinis changed the game. They released a GT500 Style Hood at their Meet & Greet for the 2015-2020 S550 Mustangs. Many enthusiats requested the Gt500 style Heat Extractor Hood for S197 and GT350 platforms. You asked, Cervinis listened. This year at the 25th Ford Nationals, they revealed two brand new GT500 Style Hoods. The first up was the 2013 – 2014 S197 Mustang, on a Gotta Have It Green Boss302. This GT500 style hood will also fit your 2012 – 2014 GT500. The fully finished, matte black center louver against the vivid green created a killer track ready appearance. The fully functional louver can be removed entirely, allowing this to be the perfect street to track combo. With aggressive yet subtle body lines and the heat extracting louver, Cervinis went beyond expectations and created the fully finished underside allowing it to be show ready. Guaranteed color matched options will be available for the hood on their site when this product is released. The tentative date for availability on their site is late August. Until then, you can check out all of their other accessories for your S197 on their site.


[2013 Whipple Supercharged Boss 302. Owned by Brian and Cindy]


Gt350 Reveal

Last to be revealed, but surely not least was the highly impressive GT500 Style Hood for the 2016 – 2020 GT350. With the styling of a 2020 GT500, it is the one minor mod that will make all the difference for your GT350. They kept the functionality interchangeable throughout all of their hoods, allowing you to have maximum use out of the hood and be as versatile as possible. The louver’s rain tray is fully removable, allowing a swift change from street to track. The body lines being continued onto the hood creates the appearance that this was created to be an original factory part with your GT350. Cervini’s will be offering guaranteed color match paint options for all factory color options. The tentative date for availability on their site is expected to be in late August. They set the bar extremely high, we can wait to see if Cervini’s will be creating a larger product line for the GT350’s.


[2016 Twin Turbo GT350. Owned by Karl]


The entire team at Cervinis Auto Designs went beyond all expectations with four new hood styles at this year at the 25th Carlisle Ford Nationals. With exceeding all possibilities that we have thought they would create, they were able to add one more product to your mod list. Cervinis offers the highest quality hoods on the market, with a warranty to back it, that makes it a an easy choice on when choosing your next body components. All newer model products are offered with a guaranteed color match and PPG Limited Lifetime Warranty.All Cervinis parts are made in the USA at our Vineland NJ Headquarters. Our fast free shipping ensures that your parts arrive at your doorstep ready to install.  You can check out their full product line on their site www.cervinis.com.


How To: Install Your New Cervinis Fiberglass Hood


Important tools to have:

  • Fender Apron/Large Towel
  • Clean Blanket (so you can work on the underside of the hood)
  • Painter’s Tape
  • 1/4-inch Drive ratchet
  • 1/4-inch drive Metric socket set
  • Pliers
  • Small microfiber towel
  • Sharpie or other suitable marker
  • Philips-head and flat-blade screwdrivers
  • Razor blade
  • Trim panel tool
  • Loctite 242 threadlocker (Blue, medium-strength)
  • Several 11mm washers in various thicknesses to use as shims


So you’ve just purchased a brand-new hood from us here at Cervinis, and you’re wondering about the installation process. Well, you’ve come to the right place, as we’re going to walk you through the entire process from start to finish. This installation guide will assist you in ensuring that the hood you’ve purchased fits properly, lines up well with the existing body panels, and opens and closes easily.


It’s important to note that many of the steps involved will require the use of several hands, so it’s good to enlist a buddy to help you position the hood and move it around as necessary. Remember that there’s no rush, so take your time to read through these instructions and print them out if necessary. Always measure three times and cut once, and take care to protect the finish of your new hood, especially if you’ve spent the extra coin to have us paint it for you! It would be best to have a safe place to be able to lay your new hood on its top so that you can work on the underside without fear of scratching your new paint.


This how-to will cover installation of the 2010-12 Cobra R hood model, but the installation instructions are similar for all Cervinis hoods for the 2010-12 Mustang (PNs 1198/1199/1200/1202/1204).


Special Notes:

    • Painted or altered parts are non-refundable!
  • Your new hood comes with new specific hardware to be used—DO NOT re-use the factory bolts. Additionally, we highly recommend the use of our hood gas strut kit. Other kits will not work properly and may damage your hood due to the angle at which they operate.
  • After installation, you MUST make sure the safety catch is working properly!


Step 1:

Use painter’s tape to protect the inner edge of your fenders. This will lessen the chance of damaging the fender edge when you remove your old hood and install the new Cervinis hood you’ve purchased. One or two pieces should suffice; you don’t want to use too much to where it will affect the fitment of the new hood’s panel gap.


Step 2: 

Remove the factory hood striker bar. This piece will be set aside and re-used, although the bolts will be discarded. The new bolts supplied with your hood will secure this piece during installation.


Step 3: 

On the OEM hood, you must remove the underhood mat to access the factory windshield-washer hose so that it can be removed. Use the trim panel tool to pop out the push-pins as shown. Once the pins are released, the hood mat can be removed.


Step 4:

Use the trim removal tool to pop the factory washer hose line out of its mounting positions. There are three retainer clips which attach the line to the hood.


Step 5:

Remove the feed line from the washer hose that goes to the squirters. The retainer clips must be rotated slightly in order to disconnect the feed line.


Step 6:

Now it’s time to remove the factory hood. In the case of our donor car, there was an existing gas strut lift kit already installed. If you do NOT have one of these, you can skip to the next step. If you DO have one of these, it is wise to remove the fender-side mount while resting the hood on your shoulder as shown. It is also time for your helper to be in place on the opposite of the car, so that he or she can do the same. It is critical that you keep one hand underneath the rear edge of the hood during the entire removal process. This ensures that the hood doesn’t move around and damage anything else on the car. After you remove the strut kit, reinstall the rear hood bolt back into place and pass the tools to your helper. Remove the hood strut kit on the opposite side of the car.


Step 7:

Now it’s time to remove the hood bolts and take the factory hood off the car. A helper should be in place on each side of the car, with one hand underneath the rear edge of the hood to prevent it from sliding around and damaging the hood, or damaging the car. Ensure you have a firm grip on the rear edge of the hood and that it cannot contact the body. Rest the edge of the hood on your shoulder, and remove the bolts from the hood. Lay the hinge back into place, and repeat this process on the other side of the car.


Step 8:

Lift the hood up and remove it from the car. Find a safe place to put it where you can lay it on the painted side to finish removing the factory weatherstripping and squirters. A large blanket will be helpful here.


Step 9:

Use your trim panel tool to remove the weatherstripping. Be very careful to not damage the retainer clips, as they are very fragile. They do not require much force to remove. Once you have the weatherstripping removed from your factory hood, lay it off to the side. It will be reinstalled shortly.


Step 10:

Now it’s time to begin the installation process of your new hood. Install the supplied squirter nozzles with the included hardware. Make sure the tab is inserted into the indentation of the hood as shown, and that the crimped end of the squirter faces toward the rear of the hood.


Step 11:

Now we’re going to measure the locations for the squirter line to feed through the weatherstripping. Lay the weatherstrip onto the new hood, but DO NOT snap it into place. We’re only measuring the hole locations at this time. On the driver’s side of the hood, take your razor blade and make a small slice into the weatherstripping as shown.


Step 12:

Next, install one end of the squirter line onto the feed end of the squirter for the passenger side of the hood. Give yourself a nice, gradual bend toward the weatherstrip, and take your Sharpie to mark the location as shown, then make a small hole at this position.      

87-88 92-94

Step 13:

You need to take apart the original squirter feed line to re-use some of the parts. From one end, push the line into the Tee, then pull it apart carefully. You need to remove the ferrule from the end of the line as shown. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, release the factory mount from the feed line.



Step 14:

Take the factory feed line and thread it through the soft side of the weatherstrip until you get to the first hole that you made in Step 12.


Step 15:

Install one of the supplied plastic Tees into the end of the feed line as shown. Then, take the supplied rubber hose, connect it to the other side of the plastic tee as shown, and feed the hose back into the slice in the weatherstrip towards the driver’s side of the car until you get to your second slice, and poke the hose out of that hole. At this time, all that should be poking out of the hole in the weatherstrip on the passenger side of the car is the plastic Tee. Lay the weatherstrip with the installed hose into the back of the engine compartment.


Step 16: 

Now it’s time to set the hood in place. Just as you removed the old hood, set the new one into place. Make sure you support the rear of the hood with one hand as you do this so that the endges cannot make contact with the car. Also make sure that you have the new hardware ready to be installed and handy so you are not searching for it, as well as the ratchet with the proper socket. Lift up the hood hinge and install the bolts, then repeat the process on the other side of the hood and snug them up. Take care not to tighten them too much—just snug enough so the hood doesn’t move during the adjustment process.


Step 17:

Once the bolts are snug, it’s time to begin adjusting the hood for panel gaps and height. During this step you may need to remove one or more of the hood bolts to insert your washers as shims, so have your helper ready to raise and lower the hood as necessary. With the hood installed, lay it flat to see where the gap is from side to side, and also up and down with the height of the fender. On our donor car, the rear of the hood on the driver’s side needed to be adjusted down. To do this, we inserted one washer between the hinge and the hood at the rear position. One trick to make the process simpler is to use your painter’s tape on the edge of the washer to make it easier to insert and remove as shown. As you can see, inserting this washer brought the rear of the hood flush with the top of the fender as desired. We also had to adjust the passenger side with two different washers to get the hood height perfect with the edge of the fender.


Step 18: 

On this car, the panel gap from the leading edge of the hood on the driver’s side did not line up well with the fender, so we adjusted the fender by loosening the front fender bolts and applying a small amount of force to get it to line up properly. Hood adjustment is the most time-consuming part of the whole installation process, so have patience and be careful. The end result will be well worth it!


Step 19: 

Now it’s time to install the hood striker. Using the supplied bolts, run a small bead of Loctite 242 threadlocker and install the striker to the hood. Slowly lower it into place to check whether it will latch properly. Do NOT slam it down.


Step 20:

You may need to adjust the hood latch up or down as shown. It’s time to also check the rubber hood bumpers to see if the front edge of the hood lines up properly with the leading edges of the fenders. Turn them in or out as necessary. Once you are completely satisfied with the hood’s adjustment, it’s time to install the Cervinis hood strut kit.


Step 21:

Mount the lower support plate to the fender bolt as shown. The ball stud must be at the front of the plate: they are side-specific, so make sure you’re putting them on correctly. Same with the upper mount: they can only be installed one way. The upper mount is installed under the front hood hinge bolt. Once the mounts are in place, snap the strut ends onto the ball studs, with the strut body at the top end and the Cervini’s name facing inward toward the engine.


Step 22:

We’re in the home stretch now—it’s time to install the weatherstrip and adjust the squirters for spray pattern. Starting at the passenger side of the vehicle, snap the weatherstrip into place across the back of the hood. When you get to the driver’s side, the hose can be plugged onto the rear of the squirter assembly. Take a small piece of hose and attach it to the tee poking out of the weatherstrip on the passenger side of the hood as shown. Close the hood, get in the car, start it, and test the washer. If the squirt pattern is not how you would like it to be, open the hood, take your pliers and wrap the edge of the squirter in the microfiber towel. Then give it a small adjustment up or down, then test again. Once you’re satisfied with the performance of the washer system, you’re all done. Latch your new Cervini’s hood and enjoy being the envy of all of your friends!


If at any time during this process you are unsure or need technical assistance, just give us a call at 800-488-6057.