: GM cowl hood on eBay
Jan 1st, 04, 08:29 AM
If this is a real deal GM hood, I think somebody should snatch it up, at that price........KZ
GM Cowl Hood on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2451915044&category=34204)
Jan 1st, 04, 08:57 AM
somebody just snatched it up a couple mins ago. that's a sweet deal if it's the real thing and in good condition.
Jan 1st, 04, 03:56 PM
Oh yeah KZ, post it AFTER it's over. Jeeeez. LOL ;)
Jan 1st, 04, 04:10 PM
Hey, I tried, the auction was still active when I posted the thread, maybe somebody on this site got it? Oh well, anytime I see something like that, and it's 12 states away, I try to post it here for you clowns, maybe this one just got away..... :(
Jan 1st, 04, 06:29 PM
Don't feel bad at all brother! I just drove several hours away from home a few weekends ago to look at a GM cowl hood with "a 3-4 inch small dent on the raised cowl part"...I get there and there's about a 1/4 inch of bondo over a 1 foot by 3/4 foot section. He wanted 150 bucks for it, but It had rust on the underside and some rust where he had ground down through the bondo...I guess I'll get the repop. They say it fits pretty good usually and for a few hundred bucks and minimal body work....it's worth it! I'm not convinced that this one in the above auction is a GM hood from the sixties. Doesn't the add state "OEM" and not "NOS"? Maybe it's the real deal, hard to tell from the pic.IMHO.
Dan B graemlins/beers.gif
Jan 2nd, 04, 02:26 AM
How do you positively identify a true GM cowl hood?
Jan 2nd, 04, 03:22 AM
I don't remember exactly, but if you search the archives, it's been discussed here in detail many a time.....KZ
Jan 2nd, 04, 04:00 AM
Go to Body section and search for 'cowl hood' , there is a huge list of threads discussing it,
this one has a photo of my hood to visualize it.
cowl hood discussion (http://www.camaros.net/cgi-bin/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=005068#000000)
Jan 2nd, 04, 04:23 AM
A big thanks to Daytona Yellow 69 Z/28 for posting that picture on his web site. I had purchased a NOS GM cowl hood but was unsure if I got the real deal after the GM part number sticker popped off fairly easily. Now I can tell the difference. I DID get what I paid for!
The holes where the hood hinges attach each have 4 raised dimples around the threaded area on a real deal GM hood. The repros do not have these dimples. This is not visible with the hood installed. The notch at the rear of the hood IS visible so you can look for that. There are 2 small cups on the front underside that mate with the 2 jackscrew/bumpers on the radiator support. These cups were installed with 3 spot welds on the NOS GM hood but they used 4 spot welds on the repros that I have seen.
Hope this helps.
I hope Datyona doesn't mind but I took a bit of liberty with his hood pic's and did this for easy refrence...
Jan 2nd, 04, 06:39 AM
Saw it right after KZ posted it and thought nice but to far away. Had it been on the west coast it would have been on its way to Hawaii already.
Jan 2nd, 04, 07:08 AM
Thanks! I'm the one who snagged it. Just picked it up, GM sticker still on the underside of the hood. One small scratch in the e-coating, but other than that, it's pretty perfect. It'll be going on a BB Pace Car project I got recently.
Thanks for keeping a sharp eye out...if your ever in PA, stop in, I owe you a few. graemlins/beers.gif
Jan 2nd, 04, 07:33 AM
Great, I'm glad somebody here got it, if I remember correctly, you got a 69 vert' right after I posted the link to eBay. You owe me alright, big time!! :D :D ;) ;)
Jan 2nd, 04, 10:01 AM
You are my undisputed deal finder!! I hope someday I'll be able to return the favor. Thanks again!
Jan 2nd, 04, 10:09 AM
My experience with the Repo cowl hoods is that they are about 1/4" too narrow. You can't pull the fenders in enough to get a proper gap. If you don't mind the Gap they are fine.
Jan 3rd, 04, 05:51 AM
Clill, I haven't heard much about gap problems along the fenders, mostly people in our club say that they warp a bit in shipping and need a little massaging to fit perfectly... From what I've seen with the GM's, they are either hugely expensive, or have rust and or bondo...I can live with the gap for 220 bucks vs. 3 times that much for a GM...
Dan B graemlins/clonk.gif
Jan 3rd, 04, 06:00 AM
i've seen repro hoods people put their hands on the body line to shut and caved it in there so thin and crappy OEM for sure is better
Jan 3rd, 04, 12:58 PM
How about the Harwood hood (Show quality) is it wide enough?
Jan 3rd, 04, 01:15 PM
The Harwood is wider but has a problem that the repro's also have; the side curve along the fender does not match the fenders curve, and the hood is higher in the middle as a result. Either that or the corner(s) will be low to get the sides lined up.