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Old 12-16-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a company that sells fiberglass flat hoods for a 93-97?

By flat hood I mean without the indentations found on the stock camaro hood.
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You can ask VFN fiberglass if they have something like what you are looking for. They have something listed as "with or without vents" but I'm not sure if the "without vent" option means there's two holes in the hood (what you would ask them).
"'93-97 Stock flat Bolt On Hood (with or without vents).Price=399.00 Weight=18 Ship: Truck Freight."
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You can ask VFN fiberglass if they have something like what you are looking for. They have something listed as "with or without vents" but I'm not sure if the "without vent" option means there's two holes in the hood (what you would ask them).
"'93-97 Stock flat Bolt On Hood (with or without vents).Price=399.00 Weight=18 Ship: Truck Freight."
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I will give them a call
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I am interested in this hood to try and add a 80-81 air induction hood scoop
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You wouldn't be interested in a functioning SS Camaro hood? I think they look great on 93-97 Camaros. Click image for larger version

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You wouldn't be interested in a functioning SS Camaro hood? I think they look great on 93-97 Camaros. Attachment 25335
Nah, I want something different
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Nah, I want something different
But it looks pretty much the same... ... ... ?? Well, the same as a 98-02 SS hood scoop. Your loss. It's gonna be a lot of work for little/no benefit over a regular 96/97 SS hood, aesthetically or functionally.
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And the 80/81 air induction scoop is a bit more complicated to make function.
There is an electric switch that is mounted on the gas pedal assembly that is activated when you go to WOT. The signal is sent to a solenoid that is mounted under the scoop and pushes a bent rod connected to the flapper door. With the 96/97 SS hood it's more simplified. The hood constantly lets in air with no electronic tricks. Just need to get the induction pieces that connect from the throttle body to the air filter that fits into the hood.
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But it looks pretty much the same... ... ... ?? Well, the same as a 98-02 SS hood scoop. Your loss. It's gonna be a lot of work for little/no benefit over a regular 96/97 SS hood, aesthetically or functionally.
That isn't the scoop I was referring too. On the 80-81 it has rear opening.

the actuator is the easy part to make work, just use a 83-84 trans am vacuum switch to trigger the signal to open the flaps.
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maybe it's just me, but that looks like just the bottom insert for a second gen hood scoop, not the actual scoop
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maybe it's just me, but that looks like just the bottom insert for a second gen hood scoop, not the actual scoop
nope, fits like this. Like the rear facing setup and thinking about using ss ram air box and cut hole in hood to make functional

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nope, fits like this. Like the rear facing setup and thinking about using ss ram air box and cut hole in hood to make functional

yea i think that would look really really awkward.... if I were you I'd go with a 96 or 97 SS hood, the ram air will all work fluently together, and the lines will all flow etc. plus they look really good!
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Functional != useful

I have functional ram air, I get almost 0 benefit from it. I wouldn't even bother doing this, if you think you're going to see some noticeable gains or temperature difference you're being delusional.
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plus, on LT1's I hear the ram air isn't as good as you think. It sits right on top of the intake plenum, which gets hot when the car is on, making the filter and all that hot. Which completely defeats the purpose...and its a very sharp bend in the elbow of the filter and such, so again it's not very beneficial at all
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I have said this before in a similar thread but it is no less relevant.
Think about this: The Ferrari 458 Itallia has a pair of intakes (one behind each of the side windows) that utilize the ram air function. The combined ram air effect is good for 5 horsepower... At 200mph.
Any Ram Air effect on these cars will not make a measurable difference.
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not going for hp factor, just the to be different factor.
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do it and post pics if you want our opinions... if you can add in a hood scoop like that and make it work, then removing the vents from a sheet metal hood shouldn't be too bad.
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