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Custom Hood

Tech articles about restoration and modification w/ stock parts (aka. "restification")

To deflect or not to deflect

Deflector Hood
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33%
Cowl Hood
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46%
Flat Hood
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21%
 
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FE3X CLONE
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Re: Custom Hood

Postby FE3X CLONE on Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:59 am

85Supreme wrote:Is my cowl hood considered one that doesnt keep the body lines? If so i disagree with that statement.
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I didn't say they don't keep or line up with the body lines but rather aesthetically don't flow with the rest of the car or its overall body shape.
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sleepycutlasscruzer
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Re: Custom Hood

Postby sleepycutlasscruzer on Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:35 am

cowl hoods are good but i think if you put some thought into a design of your own you'd be happier with the end result. p.s. i love my gbody but that blue camaro is sick!
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Re: Custom Hood

Postby Burnhard on Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:44 am

I have not found a hood that looks good on a Olds G body,I'm going with a rare alum hood and a ram air set up.There has not been a hood that flows well with the olds G body other than the stock hood.If I had to put a hood on that was not factory I would say a 1" cowl hood looks okay.

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Re: Custom Hood

Postby gmachinzz on Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:14 pm

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I posted this in another thread but here's my "scoop" I fabricated to clear some of my brake upgrade-I wanted a look that was custom but still looked factory. It also keeps with the natural curvy body lines of the 3rd gen Montes too-which happens to be my favorite body style!

My next 79 Monte is getting a custom hood treatment as well-in the form of a complete Shaker setup pirated from a 1974 Pontiac Ventura! That is gonna be fun!

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Re: Custom Hood

Postby Bowiemontecarlo86 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:15 pm

All those hood ideas look cool to me. But I also like Cowl hoods along as they don't go over 3" tall.
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Re: Custom Hood

Postby xitabl442 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:14 pm

FE3X CLONE wrote:
I'm thinking if I take a few sheets of 1/4" plywood or masonite and cut templates out of it for the profile of the hood and scoop, then glue styrofoam in between the sheets and carve it to the shape I want, I can use that as a mold to make the fiberglass.

My brother made foam core for a rear wing. He used some blue foam insulation (made for basement walls I think) available from the local lumber yard. It is available 1"-4" thick. I think he started grooming it with a wire wheel and finished the work with sanding blocks. You can't lay the resin directly onto the foam though, it melts it.
I thought about making a W-30 style hood scoop that would set in between the body lines and also fill the molding groove. I considered a shaker hood, but Olds never had a shaker that I remember.
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