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Old 1st-September-2009, 08:19 PM   #1
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68-72 Cowl hood pics

Looking to see some 5"-6" lift off cowl hoods on 68-72 Nova's...post em up along with whoes hood it is!! Trying to get some ideas for the new hood.....Thanks
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This is a Harwood 6 inch and I had to add 5 inches to the top edge so it was closer to the windshield








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This is a Harwood 6 inch and I had to add 5 inches to the top edge so it was closer to the windshield
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How did you go about doing that? I have the same hood you have and it still looks exactly like the middle picture. I would like to make it look like your finished product before I paint it/the car again.
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Hopefully this pic comes up. I got this from the UP22.com. However my hood is hinged with fiberglass fenders. I no have emblems on it and my hood pins. Hope this helps
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How did you go about doing that? I have the same hood you have and it still looks exactly like the middle picture. I would like to make it look like your finished product before I paint it/the car again.

You use fiberglas mat and polyester resin and extend the cowl. I probably have some pictures. If I do I'll post them for you

I used a sabre saw and cut the rear edge off and moved it back. Then I used the mat and resin to fill in the gaps and formed the sides. It's not hard if you have some experience using fiberglas.


Then you smooth it out and bondo it up.

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Sweet, thanks a lot, I think I will give it a go over the winter. I don't have any real experience with fiberglass but I think I can figure it our or find some help from a friend. It looks awesome by the way, I love everything about your car.
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Thanks Mark, I appreciate the remarks. I like it OK but think the hood is too silver. It needs something to break it up.
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My whole darn car is too silver....but what gets me is that I spent a huge amount of time choosing the color when I first built the car, it is cloud silver metallic...well my car is now known by many as the "gray Nova" it kills me to hear that and even worse when they say "Hey there is that primered" Nova. Up close it is clearly silver from a distance...well not so much I will be changing it up in the near future.
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Colors are always a risky business.....LOL. I knew from the 4 inch hood being red on the sides that didn't do anything for me. From the side the car looked red all over in front. I may do a sponser name in purple on the sides of the cowl. That may work.
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Old 2nd-September-2009, 10:36 PM   #13
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Here's one I made out of a few different pieces.
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V** makes a 5" cowl that entire hood & scoop extends back to the windshield (eliminates cowl panel):

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