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Old 10-07-2004, 08:38 PM
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Does anyone make a steel cowl hood for a 1966 Impala/Caprice/Bel-Air/Biscayne? I would settle for 'glass if thats all I can find.

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I'll be watching this one...

I'm still shopping for a cowl hood for my 65 Chevelle...so far I'm leaning towards a bolt on glass hood for $460. You might try these guys for more specific help: www.chevytalk.com/


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Old 10-08-2004, 11:19 PM
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Hey Guys,
If you'll ship me your hoods or make a very good templace with exact measurement of what you want, I'll make you a steel cowl induction scoop. I assume that's what you're after??

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Whats the old saying? Do it right and do it once?
Let Randy make em!
Sounds like a plan to me!
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Hey Guys,
If you'll ship me your hoods or make a very good templace with exact measurement of what you want, I'll make you a steel cowl induction scoop. I assume that's what you're after??

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What kind of rough price would you have to build one Randy?? i want one for my 83 K-5 Blazer about 3"tall. I do have a spare hood for the Blazer..

Other than that Harwood make a descent steel cowl hood..
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Old 10-09-2004, 06:18 PM
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I would say $200-$250 would cover it.

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I'd let you do my hood, but that would deprive me of doing it myself.

postjacking here....
Randy, awhile back you posted a thread about "what to build that would sell?" or something to that effect.....

you ever think of reskinning metal doors with aluminum? racer types would love that...... and not so racer types......

sorry back on topic....
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:06 PM
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Hi Larry,
The owner of the Impala Z-11 clone has asked me to build a set of aluminum door skin for him. You may be on to something! Thanks for the idear!!
I have made the decision to produce a full line of '37-42 Willys Coupe replacement panels. I now have a '40 in the shop for a client and he's agreed to allow me to use his car to make the bucks and patterns needed to start fabricating panels.
I'll post pics periodically of the process.

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I know a bunch of ford truck owners who'd give someones eyeteeth for some aluminum door skins.
can't wait to see the progress.
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Ford truck owners, huh!!??? What years??? Tell them to give me a call!

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This place has them

http://www.usbody.com/Pages_Cars/65-Chevy.htm
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All this talk of cowl hoods got me thinking that I would try to make a cowl hood scoop. I am going to attach it to my spare Blazer S10 hood. Heres what I have so far, took about 2 hrs.





Randy....Do you think that I should try to mig weld this thing to my hood? I have the Lincoln Handy Core welder (no gas). I am concerned about warpage. I know I can pop rivet it on, but would like to try welding it on. What do you think?

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nice work Ponch!!!
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Hi Poncho.
Are you planning to cut out the hood for a true cowl induction style or just add it for looks?? If you cut it, butt weld it and work out the warpage. If you do not cut the hood, then you're bound to get plenty of distortion that you cannot easily get rid of.
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I don't plan on cutting it, as I drive it in the winter......besides, with all that HP of the 2.8, I don't need any more performance.............lol.

Guess I will go the pop rivet route..............It's just my winter beater and was just messing around...too much time on my hands.
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