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Old 01-28-2017, 10:20 AM
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I have a firehawk with Joe Van Overbeek 5"cowl hood. I need a lower hood so I can drive it on the street. The cowl has been cut so I need one that goes back to the windshield and it has to be a lift off. I thought I would check in here to get recommendations for a quality hood.

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There isn't a flat hood available unless you do what I did. I bought a VFN extended nose hood for their fiberglass front end. It is too large on every edge for a stock nose, but trimming it down on each side worked like a charm.
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There isn't a flat hood available unless you do what I did. I bought a VFN extended nose hood for their fiberglass front end. It is too large on every edge for a stock nose, but trimming it down on each side worked like a charm.

I cant tell in your pic, but does the back of the hood go all the way to the windshield?

The more I look at things I don't think a flat hood is going to clear. I would really like one but a small cowl style is probably what I will have to go with for clearance.

Were you happy with VFN's quality?
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I cant tell in your pic, but does the back of the hood go all the way to the windshield?

The more I look at things I don't think a flat hood is going to clear. I would really like one but a small cowl style is probably what I will have to go with for clearance.

Were you happy with VFN's quality?
Yes, it goes back to the windshield. I thought the quality was good. They were very concerned that I was trying to order a hood that wouldn't fit my car, but for what I wanted to do it was perfect. It is much larger than a factory hood, and I did cut it down on the front , both sides and the rear. I used Fivestar Bodies hood hinges at the rear so I can have a lift off hood and a hinged hood since I will be alone most of the time at the track.
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I cant tell in your pic, but does the back of the hood go all the way to the windshield?

The more I look at things I don't think a flat hood is going to clear. I would really like one but a small cowl style is probably what I will have to go with for clearance.

Were you happy with VFN's quality?
Yes, it goes back to the windshield. I thought the quality was good. They were very concerned that I was trying to order a hood that wouldn't fit my car, but for what I wanted to do it was perfect. It is much larger than a factory hood, and I did cut it down on the front , both sides and the rear. I used Fivestar Bodies hood hinges at the rear so I can have a lift off hood and a hinged hood since I will be alone most of the time at the track.
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Originally Posted by y2k_ta View Post
Yes, it goes back to the windshield. I thought the quality was good. They were very concerned that I was trying to order a hood that wouldn't fit my car, but for what I wanted to do it was perfect. It is much larger than a factory hood, and I did cut it down on the front , both sides and the rear. I used Fivestar Bodies hood hinges at the rear so I can have a lift off hood and a hinged hood since I will be alone most of the time at the track.
I contacted VFN about the flat hood as I could not find one online, it looks like my only option at this time. It did look like maybe a stock style Fire hawk hood might work, but I did not see any that were lift off. At this point I am thinking stock style hood and make a shaker style scoop.
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