Early 2nd Gen with L88 hood.

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by Mr.Bill, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Mr.Bill

    Mr.Bill Veteran Member

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    I am thinking of getting an L88 hood for my 72, What I would like to see is some pictures from those that have one on a 70-73 Camaro.
    Thanks in advance.
    Mr.Bill
    Merry Christmas.
     
  2. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Here's a few of mine. Let me know if you want any particular angle other than these.

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  3. Mr.Bill

    Mr.Bill Veteran Member

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    Thank You Sir.
    The reason I am thinking of going a L88 hood is for the clearance, I have a 468 BB and have a 2" cowl hood now and I have to use a drop air cleaner base and I really don't like it, I feel the drop down base really restricts the incoming air and was thinking the L88 would give me more room for a larger filter without the drop down base.
    Plus I like the looks.
     
  4. cws455

    cws455 Veteran Member

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    That is a very nice Looking camaro. I love that hood.
     
  5. fnoblitt

    fnoblitt Veteran Member

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    your better off putting an l88 scoop on your stock hood,rather than having the nightmares of getting a fiberglass hood to fit right.
     
  6. Mr.Bill

    Mr.Bill Veteran Member

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    I thought of that also, But the cost to have someone do it for me isn't in the cards, I have access to a VFN L88 bolt on hood for 100 bucks and I can paint it.
    My hood now is a steel 2" cowl and I would like to keep it that way.

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    Last edited: Dec 24, 2012
  7. Jet

    Jet Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    A guy I knew back in the day had an L88 hood on his Camaro, he said the main drawback is that it held water after it rained or washing it (obviously), and you had to make sure and soak up the water or it would stain/fade the paint.
     
  8. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yep, mine did too back then so...I drilled 3 holes in mine and with the longer style L88 scoop (towards the front) the rain drained onto the fan shroud which directed it to the ground. Nowadays it don't see rain! :)
     
  9. twood

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    Heres my L88 hood....Its on an 81, but i thought id show you anyways
    Merry Ho Ho
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  10. roeville

    roeville Veteran Member

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    I ran an L88 fiberglass hood back in the late 70's on my 72 and it fit quite well. It was a Harwood and bolted to the stock hinges with hood pins. I used lighter tension springs from the hardware store. I never drilled holes, so I always had to dry the water puddle in the middle of the hood when it rained. Mine was painted similar to cws455's car with regular stripes straight over the hood. I'll try to find a picture to post. -Mike

    OK, found a couple, sorry for the poor quality, these pictures are 30+ years old.

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    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012

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