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Offline domaru

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Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« on: March 30, 2007, 10:46:58 PM »
I own a 79 T/A and I show it alot.  I have a custom bird painted on the hood that alot of people drool over. 

I would like to be able to open my hood to show off my chromed out motor and still show off the bird.

I would really really like to make it so the hood opens towards the front, similar to the way corvettes do.  Any ideas on how I could do this?

Could it even be done with attaching the quarter panels to the hood?

Any ideas/help would be appreciated.  Oh and if you give me a link that sells the kit I will be ecstatic  :)


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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007, 07:17:02 AM »
I don't know anything really about hoods opening in reverse but I like the idea.  That bird is certainly different.  I was thinking about an air brushed look on mine at some point in the future.

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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007, 11:04:59 AM »
Theres gotta be a way   ;)

If they can make a ford tempos doors open lamborghini style (pimp my ride) I know this can be done.

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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2007, 04:25:39 PM »
I think you would have to custom fabricate something.  There are definitly some clearance issues to contend with with the core support.  It would probably be easier to make the whole front end flip up.  I think I have seen kits for that somewhere.
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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007, 05:13:47 PM »
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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2007, 07:02:15 PM »
umm if you look at

http://www.thehoffmangroup.com/Autoloc/detail.lasso?itemid=TILTHD

you will find....


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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2007, 08:21:41 PM »
I usually don't care for airbrushed hoods...but that is very sharp! 8)
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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2007, 11:06:31 PM »
That artwork would display very nice tilted forward.  8)

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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2007, 11:20:39 PM »
Beautiful artwork. I'd want to show it off too. If you can make it happen, please post some pics.
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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2007, 11:28:12 PM »
Ya, I might be interested in such a mod.
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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2007, 10:51:18 AM »
Some Macho T/A's were optioned with tilt forward hoods. Maybe if you can find pictures of those cars you might get an idea on how to do it.

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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2007, 07:29:41 PM »
you could also modify a set of corvette hood hinges...
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Re: Any ideas on how to make the hood open towards the front?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2007, 09:54:03 PM »
I think the hood looks awesome. What a great rendition.
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