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Post by dynchel on Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:54 pm

I have been wondering about this for a while and would like some opinions about how good a idea it is. I was thinking about adding some 70 nova ss hood louvers to my 74 as a inexpensive way to personalise it. What do you think? Stupid? Cool? Any other ideas, I'm open to suggestions . Fiberglass is out of the question, as i have a wife, daughter, and a son on the way. (April28 expected due date) thank you in advance. Surprised
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Post by 77mali on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:28 pm

Hey Congrats!

What about hood louvers from a G3 Cutlass? I think that would look cool. Not sure about the Nova...what do they look like? But hey It's your car do what you think will look good & works for you.
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Post by dynchel on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:39 pm

They look about the same as a g3 cutlass, but they reproduce the nova ones, i don't know about the cutlass ones.
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:53 pm

I think because of the large flat areas of out hoods, nova louvers would get kind of "lost" out in the middle there. I think I would look at some bolt on or stick on hood scoops. Kinda like what summit carries. Something with decent size and noticeable. When you center up a aftermarket scoop you will have to slightly trim the center for the raised rib that goes down the center of our hoods. Just so it fits nicely. No big deal.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/street-scene-hood-scoops
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:21 pm

Wally has some louvers on his 73 chevelle.
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Post by dynchel on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:41 pm

Ok, I just scored some 1967 Buick gran sport 400 hood scoops from eBay for $82.00. The auction said they are one year only and not reproduced. This should make my car very unique...(and probably pi$$ off some Buick guys) Twisted Evil
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Post by Landonus on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:08 pm

Cant wait to see what you do with them. Do you plan on making them functional? I plan on fabbing up a custom and hopefully functional ram air hood for my 77'.
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Post by Landonus on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:09 pm

Landonus wrote:Cant wait to see what you do with them. Do you plan on making them functional? I plan on fabbing up a custom and hopefully functional ram air hood for my 77'.


Like this!
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Post by BicknellWelding on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:25 pm

Well thats different. I might need to attempt that hood.
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Post by dynchel on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:38 pm

Damn, that's way more hardcore than i was planning. (It does look sweet though). I'm not sure about making them functional, as I don't really want to completely hack up my nice hood. But we will see when I have all parts in hand... Beer
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Post by Landonus on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:14 pm

I first got the idea from this



And after I found the one of the El Camino above I've been sold on the idea.
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Post by dynchel on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:17 pm

Its kind of like a olds w30 style on steroids.
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Post by BicknellWelding on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:18 pm

Any more info on that elky?
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Post by Landonus on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:20 pm

Yeah, lemme see if I can find it. The site it was on was in another language.
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Post by Landonus on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:21 pm

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Post by 77mali on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:51 pm


I give this high marks for creativity & the amount of work that went into restoring & creating it. The rendering looks good too!

In the pics the car looks like it's in primer & the wheels are crap...is it still under construction?
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Post by 77mali on Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:07 pm

Are the hoods from Olds Cutty & 442 interchangeable with Chevelle?



These guys make both a functional & decorative hood scoop. (scroll a little over 1/2 way down in the link)
Pretty Bad-A$$ lookiing.

http://www.artfiberglass.com/auto/6880cutlass.html

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Post by Landonus on Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:37 pm

I don't think they will. Looks like from where the fender meets the hood across to where the hood dips is too long and flat. Would be something good to cut up and use to fab my own but a little too spendy. Nice find nonetheless, I knew nothing about these guys. It would look better if the intake holes matched the same skew as the grill though.
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Post by 1973montec on Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:16 am

Chris was gonna put the 70-72 buick gs scoops on his hood.had a donor hood and all.
Dont remember why he didnt do it tho. scratch
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Post by sick73chevelle on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:01 pm

Does art fiberglass only make parts for oldsmobiles? I don't see any links for other models. They make some nice looking pieces. Prices are not that bad but shipping would probably double the price to Ohio. I have been looking for a cowl hood or ramair style for 73 Chevelle for a while. VFN seems to be the best source so far.
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Post by dynchel on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:21 pm

Hey sick73chevelle where are you at in ne ohio? I'm in mentor on this beautiful Saturday morning.....not really the weather sucks. GoFast
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Post by sick73chevelle on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:34 pm

Hibernating in Medina. Should be out in the garage working on my car, but finding that as my years advance I hate working in the cold even more.
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Post by dynchel on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:36 pm

At least you're at home, I'm at work. Crying or Very sad also us body source has lots of stuff for our cars.
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Post by sick73chevelle on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:58 pm

I frequent Mentor for work occasionally. I drive a truck. Nice town. Nice looking ride you have there. Do you go to all the cruisins out east? I need to get out there this summer. I think that I have seen all the westside cars.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:03 pm

Im in painesville.maybe we can get together at QSL in valley veiw (middle) on mondays this summer.
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