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« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2013, 10:07:42 PM »

Steve, I don't remember ever seeing a stinger hood with a hood tach. It is a fiberglass hood, they used lightweight springs. Not sure the hood would stay up! Glad you are going with the motion look. Retro is in. Everything old is new again.
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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2013, 11:37:34 PM »

Yes there were Baldwin cars with the hood tach. I like the look and plan to include one in mine. I also prefer the trans am spoiler over the other Motion spoiler.
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« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2013, 07:37:58 PM »

I always wondered about removing the side marker lights on cars equipped with them. Here in Delaware if they are missing your inspection fails.



On the hood tach, not sure it Motion cars had them or not, but when I had my 69 Judge I thought it was cooler than having the RAM AIR set up. With the hood tach you really never have to look down.
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« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2013, 01:40:17 AM »

I looked around on line for the L88 hoods. There are a number of vendors offering them. Some are metal, some are glass. Please share which one you ordered, and your satisfaction with the hood. Some photos wouldn't hurt.
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« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2013, 05:08:14 PM »

 Are you just going for "the look", or some originality?  The Baldwin cars would have had Fiberglass hoods.  Just another consideration.  I consider my '67 a "Day 2" car, so I went with Fiberglass, that is what I (and probably many others) would have done.  In the early years there weren't a lot of guys replacing the flat Hood with a steel Cowl hood.  I went with a Glastek Hood as it was close, and I could pick it up myself.  It fit good and had a nice finish "right out of the box".  I did scuff it and prime it, but it was in good condition.  The guy that was helping me even commented the it was the nicest he had seen.
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« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2013, 07:10:42 PM »

I know about one 68 Baldwin-Motion prepped camaro that kept the SS hood and didn't have much of anything other than factory parts on it...............BTW it was sold @ Baldwin Chevrolet.
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« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2013, 07:13:35 PM »

I ordered up the stinger hood from Matts Classic Bowtie parts and will get it in a few days.  Will post a full report on the hood when I get it.
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« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2013, 12:48:24 AM »

  I went back and forth many times on whether to do the Stinger Hood or the Cowl Hood.  I still "second guess" myself sometimes, but I'm happy with the look I got too.  Maybe I just need 2 cars. LOL!  IF, I did the Stinger, I was just going to put the 'Vette Stinger stripe on the Hood, rest of car would have been more "stock" look, only with the Rear spoiler added.
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« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2013, 12:16:59 AM »

How's that new hood? Fit? Finish? Photos?
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« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2013, 07:38:01 PM »

Please post pics as the car is coming along.  Sounds like it's gonna look great!  Both hoods shown on Motion cars in the pictures (Stinger and L-88)
look awesome on the '69's...couldn't go wrong with either!
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« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2013, 02:46:57 AM »

Here are a few pics of the Camaro coming along, showing the stinger hood and how it looks.

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« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2013, 07:06:19 AM »

Motion used the Pontiac hood tach on some cars , Yenko used the Dixco hood tach on the 1970 LT1 Yenko Deuce Nova
the hood tachs look similar and are very light weight. The Dixco was widely used and had verisions sold by Ford and Mopar and as an aftermarket part and there was a repop of it sold by some Mustang vendors


I like the 67 Corvette stinger hood on 67 Camaros and the 68 L88 hood on 68 camaros although either one looks good on a 1st gen

This Corvette Bronze 68 Motion Camaro was built with a tear drop scoop hood then was brought back to Motion for a L88 hood replacement
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« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2013, 04:54:39 PM »

Personally, I think the tear drop looks way better then the L88 or the stinger.
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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2013, 12:46:38 AM »

I think Buick even used a hood tach on some of the GS X models
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« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2013, 03:12:00 AM »

Steve, I don't remember ever seeing a stinger hood with a hood tach. It is a fiberglass hood, they used lightweight springs. Not sure the hood would stay up! Glad you are going with the motion look. Retro is in. Everything old is new again.
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