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inferno-vette

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I have been trying to find an L88 hood for about a year and a half, but all that I can find is normal cowl hoods.
Does any one knows were can I find one? and how much would they go for?
 
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Scott81

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Eckler's has them, cost is about $550, on the web site they only list them for 68-76 but I bought mine from them for an 81. I've even heard of guys getting them from JC Whitney.
 

69MyWay

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You can get them many places. Expect to pay as high as $800 for a first run quality model that needs very little work. The Whitney hood is fine, and a great price, but if you are going to paint it a dark color be prepared for many hours of hand blocking, priming, skim coating, and guide coating to get it right. The air chamber underneath for the ram air is usually a seperate item. I bought my hood second hand and it was already in there.

I have seen used ones with slight damage at virtually every large Corvette show I have been to in the last couple of years for $100 to $300.

You will be after the L88 hood with the long design so that it goes all the way to your windshield.
 
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inferno-vette

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Thanks for the info I apreciate the help, looks like I've been missing all the important swap meets.
Paul
 
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redmist

Guest
Ecklers hood required very little prep work. The underside was nicely done as well. I drilled about five 1.5 holes in the back support to aid in airflow through the engine compartment.
 
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inferno-vette

Guest
Hey, finally I found a place (Vanacor) that sells them for less ($425), they also sell other body parts, such as fenders with flares and stuff
Paul
 
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redmist

Guest
Vanacor was one vendor that people on the forum have complained about. I have no personal experience with them though.
Check out American Sports Cars as another alternative
www.americansportscar.com
I bought front and rear bumpers and headlight assemblies from them. I give them a "B" in terms of quality.
Ecklers is a "A".
 

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