Originally Posted by Project89
the hood on the car now is being thrown away ill be replacing it with a brand new 4 inch steel cowl hood
Um, you don't seriously mean "thrown away"...
Around here a clean IROC/Z hood is worth $150 any day.
I've been gathering parts for the '38. I'm installing a trans temp gauge and fan thermostat for the cooler fan. I went to the hardware store for brass fittings to mount them in line and WOW, brass is expensive !!
I was going to put the trans crossmember back in yesterday and quickly realized it is going to require major surgery. The mount on the 200r4 is several inches rearward from the th350 location and the crossmember is a cut to fit affair. It's now too narrow to fit the frame in the new location so I need to cut it up and add tube in.