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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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My Hood project

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?


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 12:15 PM
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That's pretty cool. Looks like a smooth blend of a Camaro, Impala and a little Chevelle influence. I likey.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 02:00 PM
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Looks very nice.

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.

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I like it, very creative!

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 11:18 PM
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Between that grill and the hood mods, it really makes ya look hard at it! I likey too.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 12:20 AM
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Looks good!

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 10:41 AM
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Mick, I've shown these pix to all the gear heads I work with and they're all impressed with the overall look you've achieved. I keep going back and looking too.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-02-2009, 11:04 PM
 
 
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I was waiting for a good time for my first post.Looks like this is it.I like it. That looks Cool.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2009, 05:53 PM
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I love when guys take parts from other models and incorporate it onto theirs. Some people don't notice and most say "why didn't GM do that"? Looks awesome.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2009, 04:47 PM
 
 
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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.

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2009, 09:21 PM
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I REALLY like the grill treatment. It goes a long way to make the brick wall aero-dynamics of the '70 look much sleeker. Excellent work!

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