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Old 12-27-2008, 08:08 PM
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making a 40 chevy hood open conventional

I have seen several old chevy trucks that had the hood hinged down the middle where both sides came up, I have seen some of those converted to conventional opening like this one

how is that done? does someone make kit?

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Old 12-27-2008, 10:47 PM
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A set of these will probably work for that,They would mount to your firewall.. Are behind....


http://www.watsons-streetworks.com/hood_deck.html

Here's some more.. http://www.danamarineproducts.com/Hinges.htm
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I know you aren't asking for opinion on doing this mod, but that is all I have to offer.

The original hood on that truck is sooooooo "vintage", so different from today, I would leave it that way just for the "Wow" factor when you open it. Instead spending a bunch of time and money to make it like 99.9999% of other cars and trucks on the road.

Unless you are doing a full on "smoootie" sort of truck where that old hood doesn't follow the theme of the rest of the truck, I would leave it.

Just my opinion.

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^Im totally with you.
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