fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

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  1. TheFullMonteSS

    TheFullMonteSS Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    I had a shaker hood scoop glassed backwards on my hood on my 1st Regal. The car was white and I never finished the putty work on the hood so I sprayed the hood flat black. It was a functioning ram air too. It looked good in my in my eyes. go with a scoop to be different. Lots of different styles to choose from. I wish I had pics of that car..... Never took a single one the 3 yrs I owned it. waslifted to fit 295/50r15s under the rear on Cagar S/S rims.... looked bad azz :twisted:
     
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  2. maddog20_20

    maddog20_20 Master Mechanic

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    In that picture the 442 stands for 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed (auto), and 2 tailpipes off the single muffler :rofl: :blam:
     
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  3. Minion1186

    Minion1186 G-Body Guru

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    The scoop is really growing on me, they look great on 70-72 buick a bodies and i think it wouldnt look bad on a g body. I'm not going to worry much about a screen unless i find a ton of dead bugs on my air cleaner element.

    I'm pretty sure it's a bolt on scoop also as I've seen them both bonded on and bolted on to a hood.
     
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  4. 83hurst-olds

    83hurst-olds G-Body Guru

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    I think big mail-box forward-facing scoops are fugly! Cowl hoods look nice if you need the room but I too prefer the lower profile H/O type, or inlet type like the late 60's & 70's cars. I saw someone use a newer Camaro type on a G-body before and it looked OK, and another time I saw someone use a 66-67 Vette type scoop with the ^ arrow in front of it. You could sure tell what they were trying to imitate, but it looked ok.

    Of course, it is your car so do what you want. But, since you asked, there's my 2 cents worth...
     
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  5. G-Body_Vet

    G-Body_Vet Comic Book Super Hero

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    x2! Don't get me wrong though, cowl hoods are proper on Chevys, but not an Olds. Go with something that has a resemblance of something potentially stock. The beauty of g-bodies is un-bastardizing them from the corporate machine.
     
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  6. Blake442

    Blake442 Geezer

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    The 2 actually referred to the two cams in the DOHC Quad 4 under the hood...
     
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  7. beermonkey9417

    beermonkey9417 Royal Smart Person

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    buy them both and give me the one ya dont want :lol:
     
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  8. Chris Van

    Chris Van G-Body Guru

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    You are exactly right.... So it really is a muscle car....
    What was I ever thinking????
    Damn, and all these years I laughed at Oldsmobile for even insulting the 442 name by putting it on those cars. I guess I had my head up my rear for not realizing that was true Detroit MUSCLE. Just like I did when I decided I wanted a cowl hood for my Cutlass. Some of you guys act like a plain old Cutlass, Monte Carlo, Regal, Grand Prix, etc. are some type of COPO cars that are going to be on the Barret Jackson block in the next year or two.
    The fact is they were not built as anything special at the time and other than those of us that like them, they never will be. Therefore, the owners can build their cars to suit them to their liking. Therefore making it special to them. I could personally give a shit less what the next man thinks about my car and if he thinks I should have left it stock or not. I built it and will continue to build it to my tatse. And I hope original poster will do the same with his.
     
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  9. Minion1186

    Minion1186 G-Body Guru

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    I've been doing some thinking, maybe the scoop will end up looking like shit on my car so the hood is back in for now.

    How is the quality of the hoods specifically from Glasstek?

    How good do they "bolt up" meaning is there any bad fitment issues or bolt hole issues?
     
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  10. SumoBu

    SumoBu Apprentice

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    my steel goodmark fits awesome
     
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