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).
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).
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