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cowl induction hoods

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BOWTIE, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. BOWTIE

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    anyone have one?? where's a good online sorce to get one from??
     
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    Mine is a Key-Part steel hood...
    and I bought it locally for $375 from Madden's Truck Parts..

    The last swap meet I went to...
    a guy had tons of them for about the same price..
    He travels to swap meets all over the country..

    Do you have any swap meets coming up???
    because shipping a hood...it's the best idea...

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    I think I got extremely lucky...
    I just painted the hood...no dents to fix..
     
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    I got BILLYRAY's old cowl hood, and my current one thats on the Jimmy is a little beat up from a recent hail storm, if you. Billyray's hood is in great condition, so email or PM my dad and he can help you out /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. BOWTIE

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I got BILLYRAY's old cowl hood, and my current one thats on the Jimmy is a little beat up from a recent hail storm, if you. Billyray's hood is in great condition, so email or PM my dad and he can help you out /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    will do.. thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  6. Silver84k5

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    $165 for a fiberglass Cowl hood???????? holy Shite... I didnt think you could get one for less then 4 bills....... Am i missing something?????
     
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    Same here...I thought they were $450 average!! What do you think the difference is between the $165 lift off and $300 bolt on? I'd prefer to have it work with stock hinges, but could the lift off be adapted to work?? Sounds like a sweet deal to me. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    take your hinges and springs off and run with 4 hood pins... Or run jeep hood hinges on the back and two hood pins in the front.
     
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    Advantage hoods are by far the best quality hood on the market today. and they're generally cheaper than the competition too.
     
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    What do Jeep hinges do that ours don't? I can bolt on my stiffeners from my stock hood too. I like the thought of two hood pins, but I'd still like it to flip up...does that eliminate the hood latch? Looks like a new mod I may be making sooner than expected!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    I bought a 2" cowl from advantage and mated it to my factory steel hood. Just cut out the metal underneath. Think it was $50 for the scoop and $15 for the crate and shipping. Good quality stuff too
     
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    sorry i was thinking about jeep hinges cuz my hinges wont work with the narrowed front anymore
     
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    So are the springs in the stock hinges going to be too strong for a 'glass' hood?? Lighter ones from a junkyard may be the only way to not crack the hood. And would hinges bolt to the lift off hood? /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    No bolting to a lift off hood. You will need hood pins instead
     
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    Harwood i believe sells springs for 73-80 trucks with glass hoods.
     
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    As long as I can pull the hood off by myself, I don't mind having 4 pins. I found some urethane hood pins from James Duff Enterprises that look like they will handle the offroad abuse and not rattle or crack the hood. They're about $70 for 4, that $235 for a lift off hood and pins...not bad. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    I ordered my urethane pin kits from "PIG" on Pirate. His kits are $15 ea ..so $60 for 4.

    Here's the link
     
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    Well I just spoke with the guy at Advantage Fiberglass and the reason why they are cheaper than most cowl hoods is he builds them himself in a small shop and has little overhead.
    Takes about a day to build one hood. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif I am seriously considering buying one because the K5 is going into the body shop. About $400 shipped to my door. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    yeah, i gave them a call and shawn gave me a good deal for a bolt on hood.

    thanks for the link.. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif


    i'm even thinking on ordering the lift off hood for myself.. i just dont know if i can hack it and make it still look good. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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