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who knows stuff about shaker hoods??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    would it be at all possible to do that to my 1989 suburban? i love shaker hoods but no one makes em for our trucks. how much custom work would that involve.

    --Scott, 1989 GMC Suburban 2500 4" lift, 36" TSLs
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  2. Seventy4Blazer

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    look in a junk yard for one off a TA or similar. then see if you could remove the bracing and duct work. go from there.
    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    TA? huh

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  4. Seventy4Blazer

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    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
  5. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    oh... thanks


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  6. wayne

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    What kind of Shaker hood? Mopar, GM,?

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    Have you looked at Cowl induction hoods? They make those for us. I have one on my Chevelle and I love it, real suttle.

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  8. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i like the mopar ones i've never seen a gm one. yeah cowls are cool too but shakers are awesome!

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    If you don't already have the set up from a Mopar, be advised they cost a fortune.[​IMG] Even aftermarket ones are not cheap. I guess you are talking about the 70 and 71 Cuda and Challenger hoods. Would be a cool mod and can be done but the cost is not worth it in my oponion. Hell who am I to talk though since I cut up a 69 GTO hood and put the center section in my 68 Pick Up I had. The hood I cut up though was off a wreck so you don't think I cut up a good hood.[​IMG] When I get a scanner I will dig the pics up and put them on line.

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  10. tomseviltwin

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    Try this web site www.ramairbox.com. I'm thinking about putting one of their air-boxes on my 87 burb connected to a safari snorkle. It looks like there are a lot of ways to set them up.

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    Be advised if you live in Texas, this is not legal. Also I don't think it will be worth the effort power wise. If you are going for looks ok, but I think it is going to be a lot more effort than it is worth. Just my $.02. Each of the big three used some sort of shaker set up, GM's was on the mid-'70's T/A's, Ford's was on the late '60's Cobra Jets, and Mopar's were on the late '60's- early '70's big block cars(440's)(I'm not sure about the 426 hemis though)(I think they used them on the 426 Cudas, but I'm ot certain). You will probably have to use some kind of spacer to get the scoop part high enough to fit up against the hood, as these truckshave more hood to intake clearance than any of these cars ever had.

    Shoeless
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