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Old 06-19-2010, 10:27 PM
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Cowl hood

Finally ran into a few extra hours and got started on the cowl hood project. The goal is to make something that'll clear the new engine and not look too obnoxious. Long story short I took the center section of a spare hood and layed it over another spare hood, lifted the cowl, then sectioned the sides to match the factory body lines and tacked it all together. Just have the back section and supports to finish and then it's on to bodywork and things will move slower. The rough fabrication work is the exciting part for me, lol.













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Old 06-19-2010, 10:34 PM
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looks good! what do ya have under the car cover
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:36 PM
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Can't wait to see the finished product
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:56 PM
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This is pretty much exactly what I was thinking for a cowl hood... consider me subscribed, and very interested in the process!
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:18 AM
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looks good! what do ya have under the car cover

Looks like a work bench.
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:58 AM
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I had my doubts when you first mentioned it.. but I think that's going to look really cool once you're finished!
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:42 AM
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That's my summer daily driver that I haven't had the ambition to get out this year yet. It's a 1986 Monte Carlo SS, black with the red stripes and all stock/original except for the repaint a few years ago. If you look real hard there's a black 1978 Trans-Am next to it too. That one's not in as nice of shape though, it needs a total restore but is a very solid and original car (for michigan).
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I like the way its coming out. Nice work.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:24 PM
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Work on the new engine took priority today but I did get a little bit done. Tomorrow I'll hopefully have all the pieces done and start doing the final welds.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:38 PM
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looks great. was thinking of doing it too. cant wait to see it on your rig. thats the only thing holding me back, not sure if ill like the look or not.
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Looks good can't wait to see the final product... what's the final height in the rear? I'm raised up about 3" and it honestly blocks out a decent amount... lol You should toss it on and feel how much air rushes out...
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Well I got the last pieces tacked in, probably on Wednesday I'll finish welding it all together and start laying filler. The rear is raised 2.5", never really measured it until today.









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Nice job.

Could you do the same thing with a single hood and split the seam along the vertical? It looks like it might work but you would know best.

I'd like to come by sometime to look at it.
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filler? ew! spread some lead!
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Nice job.

Could you do the same thing with a single hood and split the seam along the vertical? It looks like it might work but you would know best.

I'd like to come by sometime to look at it.

You still got my number? If not, shoot me a PM and I'll send it again.
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