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Old 03-12-2019, 06:39 PM
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Default Harwood Hood

Bought a bolt-on fiberglass Harwood 2.5" cowl hood on Summit for my 2000 Z28 so thought I would share some photos. I drove it to the body shop today so it can be painted. I'll post some photos once I get it back. I don't really need a cowl for room at this point as I'm running an ls6 intake so I did this mainly for appearance as the stock flat Z28 hood is way too plain in my opinion. But the weight savings are nice...stock steel hood is about 50 lbs and this is about 25 lbs. I do need to get lighter hood struts though for this hood.



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I'm really thinking about getting this hood. Very underrated.
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I wanted this hood but ended up finding a sunoco locally and couldnt pass it up.

Try running just 1 strut instead of buying a weaker one.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by 98MNBZ28 View Post
I'm really thinking about getting this hood. Very underrated.
I went back and forth for a while and finally settled on this one. I should mention that the oem brackets need to be modified as the holes didn't line up...not a big deal.

I wanted this hood but ended up finding a sunoco locally and couldnt pass it up.

Try running just 1 strut instead of buying a weaker one.
I don't blame you, Sunoco is awesome too but I couldn't justify spending $900 shipped that they quoted me. I think both look great on 4th gens. Good idea on the strut, I'll try using one and see how it is.
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You can get the struts from vfn. They aren't very expensive.
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Originally Posted by Kjduvall View Post
You can get the struts from vfn. They aren't very expensive.
Do they raise the hood higher?
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No just less psi in the gas charged strut. You don't want stock type pressure pushing up on a glass hood.
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Paint turned out great. Have to get used to driving around with a cowl now lol.





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That looks really good. Now you need some 17in race stars to take it to the next level of bad ***.... Nice looking car man!!
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Where’d you get the hood?
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:10 PM
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You would be amazed at what some new head lights would do for looks as well. Old fogged over lights look about cheep as hell. I understand though that's what you're working with....
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Some nice racestar wheels and new head lights would make that car look 10,000 better. You have a great start on a really nice car SIR.......
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Originally Posted by Kjduvall View Post
Some nice racestar wheels and new head lights would make that car look 10,000 better. You have a great start on a really nice car SIR.......
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The C4 ZR1 replicas will do for now since this is pretty much a street car but I completely agree on the old crappy headlights. New headlights are on the list. I spent so much building up the motor and trans and now finally getting around to the appearance.​​​​​​
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Originally Posted by 98MNBZ28 View Post
Where’d you get the hood?
Summit. They had a sale so that helped (sale may still be going on). Truck freight for the hood was $99, can't beat that. Then I paid $500 for the paint job from a real body shop, not somewhere like Maaco lol.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:54 PM
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Your doing fine. A piece at a time. Eventually you'll get were you want to be. All us blue collar guys have to work a piece at a time. Just how it is. Great progress so far....
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You'll get used to it just fine. I'm 5 ft 3 and have had a 4inch cowl for over 10 years. Not sure how yours is but mine you definitely can't see the right corner. At all.

Yours came out nice
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The one OEM hood strut wasn't working out for me so I bought 35 lb pressure hood struts from Orr & Orr. Item #: H-9505-35 in case anyone is interested. They open just about the same as the factory struts. Also adjusted the fenders to fit with the hood better, looks like one of my fenders, previous hood and bumper were previously replaced.




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