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Old 09-09-2011, 08:05 PM
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cowl hood issues need advice/help

hey wats up guys have a 90 caprice box style and having a horrible time finding a cowl hood i seen that el camino and monte carlo hoods are the same exact size and was wondering if there is any truth behind that statement?

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Old 09-11-2011, 05:48 PM
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They do look identical to the 80's mOnte but no one has confirmed it. Try contacting steelhoods.com, they should know if it's ever been done
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seeing that monte on ur avatar im assuming u have one if so would u be willing to measure the legnth and width i measured the legnth in the middle where the body line is and width at the very middle also just to get a bright idea once i got measurements from a monte owner
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I have the stock hood on the top of my garage and the metal cowl on the car itself. I will try to get measurements tonight from as many areas as I can that are meaningful. I'll measure between the fenders (pass to driver side) which is the basic hood width minus maybe 1/2" (1/4" gap each side)

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Below are pics I took and some measurements as close as I could get. Images are in my album on hotrodders.com

I shot the original hood from underneath and you can see that it is NOT straight at the front. Its straight for about a foot then goes to a point at the nose. I used a ruler to guestimate the amount of point

I measured between the fenders (not the hood itself) at the front and its 60", at the rear of the fenders I measured where the front mounting bolt for the hood hinge is on the fender and thats about 60.5". From the drivers front corner of the HOOD to the sharp corner by the drivers window is about 57 and 3/8" long.

I also included a measurement of the CENTER of the hood latch bolt holes to the hood point at about 2 and 3/4"




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