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why is the sky blue?
op is a good question would also like to know if there is any actual reason given by gm for the "corvette hood" never having been changed
if I had to guess I would say it is a heritage pedigree type of thing more than anything else. in 1953 reverse hood, or side opening hoods was standard on pretty much anything that was perceived to go fast. the idea was to keep the hood from flying up in a unwanted pop open scenario we all know that. it made plenty of scents too, figure you hit a deer in a c1-c2 at 70mph. hood flew open b/c the hole front of the car is thrashed (fiberglass body remember) so they put a reverse opening hood on. Then as the cars evolved they didn't change the "corvette" hood because it became an icon to the vehicle. jmo though
Last edited by jesse10886; 06-20-2013 at 06:51 PM.
Just a thought, It was an error that the engineer made and it made it all the way through to the end of the production line. By the time quality control realized it they made too many cars to change it. In NE Ohio the sky is often grey not blue
Just fooling around anyone with the real answer it would be interesting to find out why.
Alternatively you would have to fire up the engine in order to open the headlights so you could then unscrew the headlight bezel for you to be able to reach far enough to the inside through the headlight assembly to reach the latch mechanism on the front of the hood.
It because when they were making the corvette they wanted the motor in the back and have rear steering. But when they started to build the car they put the interior the wrong way. Seeing how much better it was they never look back.
Not sure, but i bet weight had something to do with. Hinges at the front and effectively manually opening is clearly lighter than if the hinges were at the back and then would most likely would have to include a spring system or can you image a rod support. Hey, a couple lbs. savings is what it is -- lighter.