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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 01, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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i'm looking to buy a cowl hood for my car. its gonna be ethier a harwood outlaw 4" cowl glass hood or a steel cowl hood. which should i go for? what are the advantages of both?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 01, 09:58 AM
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My metal "Goodmark" cowl hood fits right, looks stock, and has a built-in airbox. A glass one has the advantages of lighter (though I've never know how much) weight, and added clearance if you go with the 4". It won't look stock (is that important to you?) and you may have some cracking or special paint/prep issues.

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if you run an outlaw hood on the street, you better check with you local's to see if this hood would be illegal for the street. I know here in Pa, any 4"-6" over stock is illegal.
stay with a stock fiberglass cowl hood. I have one on my 69 and love it.
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is there a website where i could check my NJ laws to see how big of a hood i can put on? thanks for the info.
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I've got a glass cowl hood. Its bowes with any kind of spring on the hinges. 'Needed a rod to prop it up all the time. I just switched to a steel Goodmark hood. Its great!

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what kind of glass hood did you have before?
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Check out www.carbonfibermanufacturing.com They have fiberglass and carbon fiber hoods.
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thanks i'll check into them, if its not too expensive i'll go with kevlar or carbon fiber.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 01, 07:16 AM
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Sorry to but in on your question, but one of your replies (z51bob1)mentioned bowing with any kind of spring. I have a steel cowl hood that I just installed and with the original stock springs I get the "bow" referenced. I tried the weaker chrome springs and the hood fit correctly but would not stay up. I went to the local hardware store to buy something in between but to no avail. Any suggestions?
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 01, 07:23 AM
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The springs aren't going to cause bowing, a weak structure will if I read this right. I have a steel hood and factory springs with no problem. If your steel hood is bowing from the weight, I suspect inadequate bracing. Is it OEM?

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No it is an aftermarket hood. If I remove the springs, the hood lines up correctly. When it is bowing, you cannot push on it to make it line up so I don't think it is a structural problem. I may have to use a prop rod until I find something that will work. Thanks for your response.
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Maybe I misunderstand what is meant by bowing. Could your hinges be worn? Mine were and made it impossible to get the hood to conform to the fender lines. The springs were fine.

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 01, 02:27 AM
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What I mean by bowing is the front of the hood and rear of the hood line up perfectly with the fender (side view) but the middle sticks up a good 1/4" to 1/2". My hinges are a little wobbly, but when I remove the springs it lays perfect front, rear and middle which doesn't make any sense to me. I may have to give the new hinges a try. Thanks for your help.
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I also had to remove the rubber bumpers in the middle of the fender to get my hood to lay down.

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I have 2 camaro's that have Harwood Glass hoods on them and have had no problems with either of them one uses stock springs and the other has tie wraps that you drop over the hinge when it is open. I'm restoring a 69 Z and tried a steel repo cowl hood but it was about 1/3" narrower that stock gm hood. You couldn't get the gaps right. Ended up buying a GM cowl hood.
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