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Old 08-17-2004, 09:54 PM
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Problems with hood

I recently swapped in a twin turbo hood on my 88 camaro, when I close the hood it wont close all the way because it is hitting my radiator support. The only option I really see is cutting out the holes for the intake scoops but im not driving yet and I wouldnt want stuff to get in there while its sitting in my yard. I only need less than an inch for it to close. I tried adjusting the hood but it didnt help. If it comes down to it I will cut them out but I wanted to see if anybody had any suggestions for what to do.

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Old 08-17-2004, 11:04 PM
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Let me get this straight, this is an aftermarket hood? Is it fiberglass? Does the manufacture, say it should fit?
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Old 08-17-2004, 11:40 PM
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We had the same problem with my step sons 88 2.8/V6 Camaro. It seems the hoods are made for the V8 models with the air filter beside the radiator. His had the air filters (2) in front of the radiator and the hood hit the air ducts and lacked about 1-2" to close. It's a lot of work to cut the hood stiffiner and reglass it, I did that to his because I already had everything to do it. But, it would be a lot easier to install the V8 air filter assembly and hook it up to your air intake. A little creative junk yarding should get you everything to do the swap. *Pontiac firebirds us the same set ups too. Good luck..
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martinsr-It is an aftermarket fiberglass hood. It should fit I got it off an 82 camaro with the same setup as mine.

pony-Mine has the air filter towards the rear of the car from the radiator. Would that change anything?
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Old 08-17-2004, 11:59 PM
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Youv'e go some other kind of problem. Can you see exactly where it's hitting? If not get some modeling clay and roll up some ball about 1" in dia and stick them around on the radiator support and anything else that looks high , close the hood as much as you can, open it and look for flatten clay. This should give you an idea of what it's hitting and then you can deal with it. Good hunting.
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ok thanks ill check that tomorrow.
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