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Old 01-26-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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Got my new Glasstek hood on the car *New pics with paint

5 in cowl induction, fits pretty well. Needs a little trimming and the pass side hood latch doesnt line up exactly so I'll have to slot the holes on the bracket. Also the hood prop doesn't work with this hood, looks to take an earlier year hood prop. So much for "bolt on" I guess, Lol BUT this Glasstek fits better than other hoods I've bought for other cars.
I've owned a Harwood-which was HORRIBLE, I've owned a VFN which was worse that the Harwood-I'm actually pretty pleased with this one and it's very light as well.
Now I could fit a decent air cleaner on the motor with the high rise intake. The filter is a 14"x3" with a 1 1/4" drop base. It "just" fits under the hood.






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Going to look badass when completed.
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How high it the hood?it looks to be higher then 4 inches.
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Its a 5 inch Bill.
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Looks Good.
Talk to Matt(DB)here for details on putting gas charged hood supports on your hood. He did them a few years back and they looked very cool and functional as well.
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That's looks really bad ass, how hard is it to see over it for street driving?

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...Holy Crap, that's a monster hood.........but I like it...
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Looks Good.
Talk to Matt(DB)here for details on putting gas charged hood supports on your hood. He did them a few years back and they looked very cool and functional as well.

Thanks for the name drop bud.

Here are some older pics I took with a bad digital camera back in the day. I can go out and take some better pics if you like.

First, I used a set of '98 Durango transmission cooler brackets because I wanted something strong and light to extend upward on the hood to take all of the pressure the compressed gas shock puts out. I figured over time, the pressure of the shock would stress or stretch the fiberglass or fasteners.



I welded on a tab for the ball stud...these came off of the LS Camaro rear hatch brackets...since the shocks were from an LS Camaro rear hatch.




I uses some angle iron, and came up with a set of brackets that bolt over the hood hinges where they bolt to the body. They use the stock hardware and do not interfere with hood fit. I drilled 3 holes for the lower ball stud so I could adjust the open height. I chose the middle hole but going either direction will either lower the raised height or take it higher...or more open.




The hood brackets basically stretch up the hood. They bolt over the hood hinge where they bolt to the hood and can use stock hardware and do not affect the alignment. I drilled holes in the hood matching the holes in the bracket, and used well nuts, screws, and adhesive, to hold the brackets...which I bent slightly to match the hood arch...to stay tight and close to the hood.



I have had these in place...on and off a few times, for a LONG time now and they still act and operate perfectly. The best part is the gas shock is a common and easily found type and style so I don't have to worry with it becoming obsolete.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions or need help building your own set.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:47 AM   #9
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That's the same hood my son is using on his 75.


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That's the same hood my son is using on his 75.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkPUimPZwoc
So Gary that hood will cover the supercharger and air filter?
what kind of air filter is on top the carb?
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Riggs, I havent driven with the hood yet but I dont think it will be bad. The other hood was 3 1/2" and this is 5".
I could sit on a phonebook worse come to worse.

DB-that strut set up you made is VERY nice. Just may be a good spring project for me, I'll reach out to you when I'm ready thanks!
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:21 AM   #12
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So Gary that hood will cover the supercharger and air filter?
what kind of air filter is on top the carb?
Hi Bill

Yes it covers it all and he has gauges under it too.

I have to be honest, he's changed that car so much I don't even know anymore! Since I built him the 12 bolt,3.5" shafts,and 31 outers and he replaced the trans with a liberty gear prepped one I never see it. Before with the 12 bolt in place he was blowing up the St-10's every month. He was popping wheelies the last time at the track.
I'll ask him and see if he has any pictures, if not the car is sitting in storage now until April most likely.
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That's a badass lookin hood
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Damn that is bad ass. I kind of like the 2x4 setup.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:30 AM   #15
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Thanks guys!
Despite the 2x4's popularity-it's days are numbered!
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