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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby crucial118 on Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:41 am

I want one :D
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby Brick442 on Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:19 pm

I think the reason these W25 types of hoods for the 81-88s haven't sold well in the past is because many feel that the angles of the scoops are incorrect for the G-Body . . . it doesn't line up well with the hood edge.

I made this quick Photoshop of what people been asking for regarding the angles. Some even feel that the scoops are too narrow . . . however I don't feel thats a problem if the angles are correct.

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby papabearxl on Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:47 pm

I like it as origianally posted.......if i had the money, and they were produced, I would want one for my 83 Cruiser and my 87 salon......

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby Stokedcutlass on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:03 am

I hate to bring back a dead thread but I've been looking everywhere for one of these hoods for my 80 olds cutlass s. And all I can find is the dang cowl hoods can anyone point me in the direction of a comp that makes one I checked vfn s website and nothin any help would be fantastic
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby joe_padavano on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:04 am

Brick442 wrote:I'd definitely get this hood for my 85 if it were offered . . . I hope the angle of the scoops are addressed though


There are two styling problems with the W-25 hood on a G-body. The first is the angle of the leading edge of the scoops. The second is the width of the scoops. On the 1970-72 cars, the width of the scoops was chosen to match the width of the grilles. It's way off on the G-body grilles.

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby bugsyroo01 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:52 am

Dude I just joined this forum.... I hope ppl can see this!? I just bought the w-25 hood from vfn... Still waiting to be able to go pick it up though. Few questions. How big is the air box and ive never had the trim off of my stock hood. Can I put it on the vfn hood? No not the piece that goes down the center. The piece that faces the windsheild.

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby jociha on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:36 am

I am not to clear on what everybody is asking for here, but US body source is making them again. There old mold was damaged a while back but they made a new one and it is available. It does come with a optional ram air plate that you install yourself, and you would need to cut out the scoops.

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby Stoopud on Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:47 am

Any chance of you guys making one for a grand prix? I've got a design, but it would be much better on a glass hood and done pro. I can send better pics and specs than what are shown here if you are interested. I would buy one, and think there would be a larger market. I get a lot of interest in mine, but do not have the ability to mass produce/ market.
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby Stoopud on Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:48 am

Damn. Didn't see how old this thread was. I guess I am aptly named.
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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby bugsyroo01 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:55 am

bugsyroo01 wrote:Dude I just joined this forum.... I hope ppl can see this!? I just bought the w-25 hood from vfn... Still waiting to be able to go pick it up though. Few questions. How big is the air box and ive never had the trim off of my stock hood. Can I put it on the vfn hood? No not the piece that goes down the center. The piece that faces the windsheild.



can someone please help me???? :D

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Re: Ram Air Hood

Postby bugsyroo01 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:52 am

Where will the rain go? How do you keep it out of the carb???

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