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Old 01-08-2020, 10:14 AM   #1
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I'm wanting to change my hood to a L88 hood on my 82. After reading all the threads it sounds like you either buy a hood with what you want ($$$$), or you put a L88 scope on your current hood.
I have a 75 L88 hood I found locally that I want. (or at least its on a 75 anyways) But from what I reading I'll have to do all kinds of mods to the latches to get them to work in the stock form, that the radiator supports might be in the way and have to mod the hood even more. I thought about using different latches like smooth hood pins and dump the hood release.

Am I reading this right.
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Are you talking about pins with a kingpin (multiple use cotter pin) through them? Personally I wouldn't since I think they are tacky looking. I would opt for grafting a scoop on my current hood
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Are you talking about pins with a kingpin (multiple use cotter pin) through them? Personally I wouldn't since I think they are tacky looking. I would opt for grafting a scoop on my current hood
Oh no, wouldn't want pins sticking through the hood an a cotter pin holding it down. There are several company's now that offer some pretty cool looking hood pins. Quick Latch and Aero Latch have some and you can get them in locking versions too.

for the price they are asking for this hood, I'll probably get the hood and if it doesn't work then I'll graft the scope onto my hood.
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The odds of that hood lining up with your '82 body lines are slim
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The odds of that hood lining up with your '82 body lines are slim
I had that same opinion when i was looking for a hood back when i had a 1981 Vette.
Wouldn`t have changed the perfect stock hood if it wouldn`t have been necessary due to a motor swap (higher intake).

The L88 on the smooth 81 did not look right to me, compromise was we used a L88 scoop so it merged into the front piece of the 81 hood.
I still wasn`t really happy, but on that late year body i liked it more than the normal L88 hood :




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I had that same opinion when i was looking for a hood back when i had a 1981 Vette.
Wouldn`t have changed the perfect stock hood if it wouldn`t have been necessary due to a motor swap (higher intake).

The L88 on the smooth 81 did not look right to me, compromise was we used a L88 scoop so it merged into the front piece of the 81 hood.
I still wasn`t really happy, but on that late year body i liked it more than the normal L88 hood :




that looks really good
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