Custom Hood

Discussion in 'Restoration and Restification' started by 84sscutty, Jan 22, 2011.

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To deflect or not to deflect

  1. Flat Hood

    8 vote(s)
    21.1%
  2. Cowl Hood

    18 vote(s)
    47.4%
  3. Deflector Hood

    12 vote(s)
    31.6%
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  1. FE3X CLONE

    FE3X CLONE Comic Book Super Hero

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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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  2. sleepycutlasscruzer

    sleepycutlasscruzer Greasemonkey

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    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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  3. Burnhard

    Burnhard Master Mechanic

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    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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  4. H2O gbodies

    H2O gbodies Apprentice

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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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  5. Bowiemontecarlo86

    Bowiemontecarlo86 G-Body Guru

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    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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  6. xitabl442

    xitabl442 Master Mechanic

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    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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