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Hot Rods With a Hood or without?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Oct 4, 2018.

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  1. I prefer a hood

    61 vote(s)
    43.3%
  2. No hood for me

    35 vote(s)
    24.8%
  3. I just run a hood top

    45 vote(s)
    31.9%
  1. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
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    lots of good comments--I usually run a 40 for a week or two to tune and looks for issues then the hood goes on.
     
  2. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,964

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    from Michigan

    Yeah, buddy!!!!!....:):D
     
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  3. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,499

    David Gersic
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    from DeKalb, IL

    For me, 32 and earlier can look good with or without a hood. Fenders, too. 33 and newer look awkward without. Hood sides may be deleted and may still look good, depends on the car.




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  4. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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  5. For me it depends on the style of the vehicle.
    I just like my 23 Center Door hooded up and looking pretty and it's great when folks ask you what's under the hood"............ answer .....well I squeezed in a 302,!

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    As I did with my 37 Coupe, even thought it had a blower on the top of the 350, I liked it covered.

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    However with the 27 "T" Coupe and the 29 Tudor "A", I liked to show the lot.

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  6. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,837

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    hoodless for now. DSCF7291.JPG
     
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  7. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,937

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    from Iowa

    My '32 hood is in the paint shop! Has to have a hood for me.
    SPark

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  8. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,102

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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
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  9. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
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    Full hood. Soon to have louvres.

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    —louis
     
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  10. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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    image.jpeg Fitting a top for my 31 A delivery.
     
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  11. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 489

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    I went with full hood, then went on hood and settled on hood top only, I liked that look the best and also in the back of my mind I'm thinking being fender less and driving in a hard rain this was the best way to go DSC02787.JPG
     
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  12. typo41
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
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    The wife runs her 28 roadster hoodless, and I ran my 40 Ford pick-em-up for years without a hood to show off the Tri-Power, but it had to sit outside and the wiring, electrical and plugs, took a beating from the sun.
     
  13. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
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    Well I ran mine for the breakin period without the hood that was 15 years ago and still without the hood.
     

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  14. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
    Posts: 1,215

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    My T at Pleasanton 2012-2018 1.jpg Pickup.jpg
     
  15. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,233

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    I always get caught in the rain so I like a full hood.
     
  16. Always depends on the car.
     
  17. fordflambe
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 558

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    Yes, It's a Chevy. I've run mine both ways over the years..........To me, the 32' grille shell on the 31' along with dropped headlight bar is more noticeable with hood on. I like both though.

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  18. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 1,834

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    Option 4. Only hood sides for me

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  19. ... My '35 with and w/o ... 20180501_163927.jpg 20180607_122415.jpg
     
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  20. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,895

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    Sweeeeet ride!! How does it crank when engine is cold? IF its mechanical injectors what kind of "street manners" does it have?!
    Definatly "car-eye-candy"!
    6sally6
     
  21. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

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    I like both looks. Some cars just look better without hoods and some cars just look better with hoods.
     
  22. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 819

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    32 roadster hood 008.JPG Logger Days New Meadows show 001.JPG

    with and without hood top.
     
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  23. Sweetrod
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 6

    Sweetrod
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    from Las Vegas

  24. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,473

    Blues4U
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    from So Cal

  25. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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  26. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

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    I totally agree.....
     
  27. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 551

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    I prefer a full hood as seen on my ex beater coupe but I only run a hood top on the Y Brock coupe because of the headers. I am thinking seriously about changing to under car exhaust and hood sides. Opinions? 1st coupe (42).jpg 1st coupe (19).JPG 20181202_165539.jpg
     
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  28. It's fun to take the hoods off sometimes, just for a change. But I think they look better, when they're on. The Hemi just didn't fit with it though! lol;) Sorry, this was to be one post, but I'm all thumbs on my cell phone!:eek:


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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019

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