Hello, as we all know there was not a 1970 SS, so I decided to make a custom hood for my 70 to look like an SS hood if there was ever one.
I took 2 bent hoods. 1 Impala that was bent in the middle from never oiling the hinges, and 1 mostly destroyed 1969 Camaro SS hood. I cut the sheet metal from the Camaro hood, straightened it and used that as a template for the impala hood, cut that material out and had it welded in place. About 100 hours of body work later the result is this. I also took a damaged Impala grill, repaired it and painted it to resemble an SS grill.
What do you all think?
I think the big Chevy had two blisters on the SS hood similar to a 1965-67 Chevelle (which were only a half of a blister, more like a big louver with a chromed grill) with a chromed piece at the end of the blister. But this is working from memory which is pretty foggy at times.
A beautiful job. I'm sure you will catch some crap from the " purists" but the hood and the grill look great to me. However, I am partial to Big Block 70 Impala Convts. I imagine you don't see too many Black 1970 Impala Convts in California ? Any 70 Impala Convt owners who I know around Chicagoland are patiently waiting for someone to make a "good set" of full quarter panels. I always bug the Goodmark Reps at the car shows for 61 Impala Full Quarters and 70 Impala Convt Full Quarters. Maybe, they will have the Quarters and Front Fenders in one big deal ? I hope I am still alive to see that.