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Old 05-08-2019, 10:57 AM
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I built this and love it. 1976 454 performs perfectly. I love the patina. I prize function over beauty.

During the build I ended up fabricating a new core support to fit my needs. It houses the trans coolers/fans, fatty aluminum radiator and electric fans. The setup made it not possible to use the hinges and I wanted a lift off hood anyway. My hood attaches with Dzus fasteners. The lift off hood makes it WAY easier to work on and I love the look.

I have sealed the nose cone from the engine compartment with foam and even put feet on the bottom of the hood so I don't scratch up the top on the car.

So... the hood looks good and functions perfectly. Since I have no plans to paint the car (except maybe the stripes someday) I like the original hood patina.

The problem is, I'd like to be able to drive the car in the rain. Do any of you have any thoughts on an aftermarket hood scoop that I could bolt on. Again this car is function not beauty!

I'm not going to perfectly and beautifully glass on some gorgeous scoop. I'm looking for something the I can screw on that doesn't look horrid. Have any of you seen anything like that?





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That is kind of what I was looking for. Id like to see some of them installed.
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Check out Glasworks Corvette on Facebook.
I seem to recall he was working on some bolt-on pieces for the mid-70s hoods like yours.

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Lift off raised L88 hood
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Thanks Chris, I watched some of his videos and finally sent him a message.

He did what I was think of doing.
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yes, a lift off L-88 hood that a didn't pay a grand for would be good.
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Or leave it and add a bug catcher
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yes, a lift off L-88 hood that a didn't pay a grand for would be good.
ebay Tamaraz sells Glasstek hoods think its like 599
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or do something different, everyones got a L88 or cowl hood?
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or do something different, everyones got a L88 or cowl hood?

Good idea - how about a shaker hood?
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Screw the scoop. Let it all hang out. ������
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It would be interesting to see a shaker on C3.

It would probably be cheaper to buy a hood than the tunnel ram.

although that it incredibly sexy!

I looked at those Tamaraz hoods that are $599 but they want almost that just in shipping and I would have to re do my Dzus fasteners. They are awesome but a PITA to install.
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You guys would like my '82 Jeep cj-7. It's way out of the norm. It has an old ambulance siren on the front wired to a switch labeled Fire missiles. Jeep motor, ford carb Chevy alternator and distributor. The Fans are out of a mercury cougar. An the headline is an american flag.
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How did you get the air cleaner centered in the engine bay? The engine sits off to the passenger side a couple inches.
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Mine doesn't. It seems to sit right in the middle.
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My 68s all have the engine off centered in the engine bay. Maybe they moved it back to centerline in the later years? I am trying to post pics of my modified big block hood with a ram scoop. Not having any luck. Never have posted pics before.
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