Can an 80's hood be modified to fit a 69?
Was wondering would it be difficult to modify
would anyone know the difference in dimensions
its the long one I was considering trying to get to fit.
the wiper mechanism wasnt on the car when I got her, thought it would be just as easy to leave it out for the moment, possibly later down the line get the correct system.If you don't mind me asking, why not just get a correct short hood for the '69?
The wiper door and wiper system varies, as does the hod latch and release system.
I think it would be a lot easier to procure the correct short hood for the '69.
It will fit the contour of the car and the hinges will bolt up, that's about it.
The latch system is entirely different and in different locations.
I would not waste my time.
Are you saying you now have an 80's clip or 69 clip?The main reason for asking: is that the hood is actually currently on the car and the locking mechanism all rigged up.
But if I change out the front clip will it fit? ( eighties clip need it to be a 69 )
Maybe a hood like this will work for you.If you want to eliminate the vent and wiper door on the 68-72s and run a long hood, you need an aftermarket hood specifically for this purpose. These hoods will match contours and are designed to use the stock latch positions.
If you are shopping for a hood, ask the provider which hood support it uses.