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Greenstang
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posted 10-15-2001 02:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone?
I'm looking for a galss hood that would require minimal prep, and ideally came in a black gel cost so I could bolt it on and use it, with paint and true fitment to come later.
Extra points for the ability to use stock hood latch (and not crack out after many miles...) and having steel reinforced hinge sections.
Thanks guys

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JAAZZY
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posted 10-15-2001 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Maier racing hood has all the features you are looking for. Like all the glass hoods it does require prep though. The area around the scoop usually need to be built up a bit if you want smooth lines. I've purchased two hoods from them. You can see it in the pics I posted a few days ago. It has steel inserts and I'm using the stock latch as well as hood pins.

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n2oMike
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posted 10-15-2001 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use a Maier 2.5" cowl hood, and am not impressed with the fit. Yes, it bolts to the hinges and latches at the front, but if you are looking for show quality fit and finish, you'll be disappointed.

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7DMACH1
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posted 10-15-2001 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about Charles Crites, Crites Restorations. My friend bought on for his 66 Fairlane. It is beautifully finished top and bottom. RAY

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Greenstang
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posted 10-15-2001 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the input guys
I'm not looking for show quality, its more about function over form as I'll need it to clear the intake and carb combo on the new motor, but having it fit well is important

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Marcus
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JAAZZY
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posted 10-15-2001 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My hood had some work done by the body shop to look good. It also needed to be sanded on the edges to get a good fit.

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Greenstang
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posted 10-15-2001 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I expect some prep work, I just need to make sure the thing is clse enough to fitting that I can bolt it on and go till I get the motor sorted, then take it off and get it painted.
Anyone have side view pics of a tear drop on a 67-8?

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