Fiberglass tilt front ends you can get from a number of companies. If you want to tilt your front end you can either use the tilt front end kits from almot any fiberglass front end/hood/bodyparts manufacturer or fabricate your own due to weight issues. Tell me which you want to do and I'll be glad to help.
i would probably like to take a look at the tilt kits that they make get some prices and i still cant find fiberglass front ends for a 63 nova either i can find the individual parts like the hood and fenders but not one full front end. thanks.
I was thinking about rigging something up so that just the hood would flip forward, similar to a corvette style hood. are their advantages to having the whole front end flip up instead, or is it just a matter or prefrence?
Go to VFN Fiberglass (www.vfnfiberglass.com) bypass the movie and go to catalog, scroll down until you get to 62-65 ChevyII Nova and I think you'll find what you want. I found out about this website through the fellow rodders on this website. There is also <a href="http://www.showcars-bodyparts.com," target="_blank">www.showcars-bodyparts.com,</a> another site that I found through this website. Talk to Tom Snyder. ....t
Miststlkr, a tilt hood is simple, just swap the hinges to the pick a part buick hinges found on park avenues. Full flip front ends are so popular because it looks cool and you have total access to your enging for maintanence. You can also sit on the tires to change plugs, its great! Much more space to spread your knuckles.
will the tilt hood from the Park Avenue be able to clear the radiator or will i need to mess with moving that around? i had an idea to rty out that i designed because i couldn't think of any cars except Corvettes that had it an they have odd radiator mounting to make them work.
maybe i'll make a full flip front end one day, but i don't have the skill to do that yet. sounds fun though, and they do look good.
Depending on how you mount the hinges it should work just fine. What kind of car are you working with? Corvettes, vipers, older jaguires, some alfa romeos, and even MG and austin healy's have/use tilt hoods or front ends stock. If you just want the hood to tilt let me know what your working with and i'll tell you exactly how, step by step if needed.
Im ready to tilt my 54 chev gasser front end,Park Avenue hinges you say?What years?Also id like to have my front end slide forward about 4 inches befor it starts to come up so i dont have to cut the bottom of my fenders or have help holding them out so they dont scratch me doors.Any help would be great.Picz would be even greater.Im going to use my original fenders and hood,and so am even unsure as to how to affix them together .Fill me in ,im an empty containerTHX much!! <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
Buicks use a latch pin setup in the car you got the hinges from. the easiest way would be to get a set of locking hood pins and mount them above the firewall. They will sit flush with the hood and you can paint them to match if you like. Latches have also been mounted on the firewall. Anything is possible.
I also have been looking for a way to have a one piece front end........I have a 66 Impala. I went to www.vfnfiberglass.com and they have a complete front end kit for my ride!!! So my questions is.....When the front end tilts what keeps the fenders from touching the doors. Are the buick hinges you guys talk about something everyone uses for tilt front ends??
Hi all!!Any one lookin to tilt thier front end with out it hitting ur fenderz,and also remove it readily,E-mail me!
Ive found an easy way to do it!I asked alot of people and got nothing but drivle,After many car shows i finally fond a car that did it .An easy way to slide your hood forward ,then tilt it up.E-mail me and ill send picz,,,,Cuzz thatz the kind of guy >>>I<<< am!! ;- )
Hi all,Im in the middle of tilting front on 61 falcon but having troubleswith coming up with a good tilt mech,I have made up slide to take fenders forward 5" to clear doors,that part is coming on ok,just need some fresh ideas on a auto tilt plan. Can anyone please assist,issa drivin a me a madda,Thanks in advance....Brownman