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Ram Air Hood

Postby mondo1 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:58 pm

88hurstolds wrote:It's a W-25 hood, not W-30.
usbodysource makes them but they are of poor quality and need allot of tweaking, not to mention they aren't functional...
I've tried to get VFN Fiberglass in Chicago to make them for 81-88 since they make them functional for 73-77 but they don't have enough people interested supposedly.
If enough people hound them I'm sure they will...

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mondo1 wrote:I Work At VFN and Am A Proud Cutlass owner and this hood is one of our fall projects, and will be functional :lol:

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby beermonkey9417 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:15 pm

looking sweet!
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby silent_orchestra on Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:57 pm

any chance at one for a '78-'80 Cutlass? I'd snatch one up in a heart beat...
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby 88hurstolds on Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:08 pm

Sweet! Looks very cool.
Any way to get rid of that ridge at the back of the hood between the two scoops and lower the scoops a little?
The scoops are pretty tall, doesn't look clean... a deal killer for me I hate to say.
Looks too much like a cowl hood that screems Monte SS. Angelo Valanti's FE3x had it done just right:
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I hate to be picky would be interested in one if it didn't have that, looks too much like someone molded scoops on top of a hood. Looking for something exactly like a factory 70-72 W-25 hood:

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What about having hood lock pins like the original 70-72 W-25 hoods? These hoods really need them based off experience.

I have an aluminum hood that has some damage on the front so its just a good frame, looking to have a W-25 hood made out of it, do you guys use original steel frames and mold the fiberglass on top or is the whole hood fiberglass?
Do you use screens underneath?

Looking to buy two hoods if they look exactly like this with factory 70-72 W-25 locking pins, I can bring my car by anytime this fall before it snows out to show you what I'm exactly looking for, mine isn't functional and maybe it just might be easier to possibly have it made funtional instead of a custom order??? contact me via PM anytime:
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby hunter_alexander on Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:50 pm

I would love this hood, if the angle of the scoops were matched to the angle of the hood. With the outter edges of the scoops being farther back than the inner part of the scoops, the slant is wrong looking. That is my only gripe about this hood.
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby Burnhard on Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:29 pm

I just don't think the W25 style scoop works on the G body, the hood is to short for this style of scoop.I would like a after market hood for my G body but I have not found one that looks as good as the stock hood. I'm not a fan of the trunk spoiler and body kits, I find they take away from the lines of the car.

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby mondo1 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:16 am

We have that ridge at the back because we wanted to make something slightly taller and we want it to be functional it will offer a little more clearance than a stock hood this way (Most of our customers are looking for More clearance), The white car in the photo looks awesome, my only issue is the scoops are very thin looking from a side profile and fade to near nothing at the back unlike the original hoods which are pretty stout , this hood is pictured on a table it was matched using my car so once done ill post pictures of it installed I think you'll see what i mean it will be awesome. :)

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby mondo1 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:18 am

silent_orchestra wrote:any chance at one for a '78-'80 Cutlass? I'd snatch one up in a heart beat...

I think that's a definite possibility

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby stallings.sean on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:46 am

mondo1 wrote:
silent_orchestra wrote:any chance at one for a '78-'80 Cutlass? I'd snatch one up in a heart beat...

I think that's a definite possibility



I have a 78 and would definately be interested in getting one of those hoods for my car.
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby 88hurstolds on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:12 pm

mondo1 wrote:The white car in the photo looks awesome, my only issue is the scoops are very thin looking from a side profile and fade to near nothing at the back unlike the original hoods which are pretty stout. We have that ridge at the back because we wanted to make something slightly taller and we want it to be functional it will offer a little more clearance than a stock hood this way (Most of our customers are looking for More clearance).

Thanks!
I'll have to disagree with you, the hood on my car believe it or not has loads of clearance under the hood and the white color throws off the profile. The scoops are not thin and are pretty tall, any taller and it starts to look obnoxious and throws the lines off on the car, I'll bring it in so you can see for yourself. Any taller and it starts to be an issue with seeing over the dang thing.
The hood is already loud so that is why it was made with a lower profile, plus Oldsmobiles are more of a gentelmans car with subtle agressivness, more of a luxury sports car/cruiser, not an in your face lets race... also G-body Cutlasses are not as agressive looking as the Muscle Car era 68-72 Cutlasses and are also not as agressive looking as Monte's are.
That is why cowl hoods look horrible on them and the tall hood doesn't work because of the sloping of the nose, before you know it your car starts too look like the side profile of Jerry Springers nose (which I've seen in person before). :lol:
Regardless Kudos for taking on the task, I would still want one, perhaps custom made as well as adding an air box to mine.
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby mondo1 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:52 pm

88hurstolds wrote:
mondo1 wrote:The white car in the photo looks awesome, my only issue is the scoops are very thin looking from a side profile and fade to near nothing at the back unlike the original hoods which are pretty stout. We have that ridge at the back because we wanted to make something slightly taller and we want it to be functional it will offer a little more clearance than a stock hood this way (Most of our customers are looking for More clearance).

Thanks!
I'll have to disagree with you, the hood on my car believe it or not has loads of clearance under the hood and the white color throws off the profile. The scoops are not thin and are pretty tall, any taller and it starts to look obnoxious and throws the lines off on the car, I'll bring it in so you can see for yourself. Any taller and it starts to be an issue with seeing over the dang thing.
The hood is already loud so that is why it was made with a lower profile, plus Oldsmobiles are more of a gentelmans car with subtle agressivness, more of a luxury sports car/cruiser, not an in your face lets race... also G-body Cutlasses are not as agressive looking as the Muscle Car era 68-72 Cutlasses and are also not as agressive looking as Monte's are.
That is why cowl hoods look horrible on them and the tall hood doesn't work because of the sloping of the nose, before you know it your car starts too look like the side profile of Jerry Springers nose (which I've seen in person before). :lol:
Regardless Kudos for taking on the task, I would still want one, perhaps custom made as well as adding an air box to mine.

Here is a quick photoshop which will shows the original height and the height we are going for, we didnt want too extreme but still wanted a little taller giving it the subtle aggressiveness, Meaty yet still gentlemanly :D
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby mondo1 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:24 pm

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here is an update of the hood were putting our first one together you can see the air box is in place which will draw the air from the ramair scoops and direct it into the carb :D

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby Nick on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:38 pm

I think that the scoops should line up with the grills like the orginal one looks. All though that would make the scoops a little more narrow. Look at the red hood and you will see what Im talking about. These hoods are still bad a$$ more so when you compare them to a giant cowled hood.

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby MR442 on Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:42 am

Great work ..

Like a few others I want a belongs there look . It a bold hood no matter what .

Thinner side profile is major one . Really sticks out . I know function of ram air dictates the height.

But great job just getting after market part for Gbody is great

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby Brick442 on Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:47 am

I'd definitely get this hood for my 85 if it were offered . . . I hope the angle of the scoops are addressed though
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