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Stemmer

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I strongly considering on obtaining a hood for my 1960 from Vanacor. However I have concerns of the quality of it being hand laid and not press molded. I understand the the underside of hand laid hoods can look quite rough.

Can anyone comment on the quality of Vanacor hoods ???

Thanks muchly

Ken
 

IH2LOSE

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Can anyone comment on the quality of Vanacor hoods ???


I cant comment directly on the hoods your questioning about, But I can tell you allot of folks I meet absolutely think a car is of lesser value if they see hand laid glass on it.????

I have a big block hood skin for a 67 that is hand laid and it just looks like wooly glass in resen. A press molded look like the top side of a hood. Looks more finished.

I hope some one has personal knowledge.

If you dont get the hand laid what are your other options.

I know when I was looking for a hood for my 62 all I found was used junk with all kinds of problems.
 
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studiog

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My brother-in-law bought a Vanacor hood for his '71 Vette and had a good fit with only minor work needed to get it right. He had one low spot on the top side that was easily fixed during body prep.
 

Stemmer

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The problem now is I found out on the "other forum"...there were two different hoods made for the 1959 & 60 Vette.... One for the tank topped rad equiped Vettes and one for regular radiators.... :-(
 

BLACK MOON

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I purchased a 67 big block hood from Vanacor and it was a nightmare making it fit, sanding the waves out of it and elongating my hinge holes to make it fit. My advice, spend the money on a good hood and save hours and hours of work.

Just my personal experience.
 

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