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Old 06-05-2013, 05:07 PM
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Advice for aftermarket replacement hood

Hello guys I have a question here. I have a 86 s10 with the original hood and put a v8 in years ago and had to cut a hole and rivit a hood scoop on and I am wanting to replace my hood with an aftermart one but without the hood scoop and am looking for just a stock replacement hood but am looking for good quality that is at least as good as the factory hood. Does anyone know of a brand that is good for that? Current hood is in not so good shape and I want to put a new one on. I got a aftermarket one before with a hood scoop on it for my other truck and when I went to shut it my gosh the hole scoop just caved right in and I barely touched it so I won't go that rout again.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:32 PM
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There's so many of those around just go get a hood from a you pick it auto parts.
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yeah I wouldn't buy a new one unless I was looking for a certain style. Heck I have an 83 S10 in my back yard and I'd sell the hood for $50.I can't imagine one would cost much more where you are.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:48 AM
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you're in ohio so finding one in a junkyard would be my first choice.
but the boxy s-10's might have all been crushed by now.
as far as the new hood with scoop. you dented , you had to have slammed it mighty hard..
as the center of the hood has a crease that strenthens the hood..
if you pushed on the hood face(base of scoop) you'll bend it. you'd do that with a chevelle hood from 1970. ask any bodyman and they can tell what owners don't know how to shut a hood as they have palm dents in hood
news flash all the aftermarket hoods will come from same place, just in a different box.. you being in ohio, try keystone parts.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:06 AM
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The S-10 repop hoods fit pretty well ,not very strong but they fill the hole. If you cut a hole in it for a scoop you'll have to reinforce or redesign the bracing also...You cant just cut a hole in any hood.The most important part of the work is underneath (The inner structure) the outer skin is just cosmetic. You'll have the same problem with an OEM hood if the inner structure isnt adressed..
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I am going to try the salvage yards first and see what they have. I just want to get rid of my hood cause the hood scoop was riveted on the factory hood and because it shakes up and down when you drive it from the wind the paint wants to always crack at the corners and I would like to have just a solid hood so I can get rid of that problem. Yes the scoop is renforced and the hood is pretty strong. As far as my one hood I mentioned yes it had bracing underneath and no I did not shut it hard I took my palm at the edge where its the strongest and just tried to shut it like I would my normal hood and it just sunk in like you would not believe. The hood was a light weight compared to original.
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