View Full Version : New (to me) fiberglass hood and scoop. AAR brand

06-28-2013, 12:06 AM
Just got it yesterday and had to put it in today. Need to adjust it a little and drill it for the letters and front edge molding. I also ordered a set of hood pins.

06-28-2013, 12:21 AM
Lookin good!

06-28-2013, 09:45 AM
Is that the one Todd had? I was considering driving the 700 miles to pick it up...looks nice!

06-28-2013, 09:46 AM
Yes it is.

06-28-2013, 09:50 AM
That looks good, can't wait to see it with trim on too. can you post a underneath pic ?

06-28-2013, 06:30 PM

06-28-2013, 06:42 PM
Nice looking hood, looks natural like the factory should have done on way more Coronets. Man, I wish MY garage looked that clean!!

06-28-2013, 11:42 PM
Looks great, are you going to keep it black or paint the hood to match?

06-28-2013, 11:43 PM
Is that the one Todd had? I was considering driving the 700 miles to pick it up...looks nice!Looks like you snooze you lose...unless you are working with that guy up in Mass. LOL

06-29-2013, 08:06 PM
Got it out of the garage anyway. I'll take a shot or two of it underneath tommorow. I don't have any plans to paint it. It would probably be hard to match at this point.

06-30-2013, 06:30 AM
FYI, The mold for that hood was made from a hood that I provided. I saw AAR at Englishtown many years ago and asked if they made a hood for '66/'67 Coronets. They said no, partly because they couldn't find a good core to make a mold from. I bought a hood at the show and gave it to them for making a mold.

06-30-2013, 08:38 AM
What are you using for hood springs? I found some at Home Depot for a friends fiberglass hood that looked correct with low tension.

06-30-2013, 11:43 AM
Always liked those. Looks good.

06-30-2013, 12:00 PM
Well I drilled it for the molding. No problem with that but the original retainers/studs are not long enough. They need to be at least an inch long. The hood isn't that thick there but it is thicker than sheet metal. Here is a picture. The original on the right. The one on the left is from a piece of dash trim. It just pokes through. Not enough for a nut. Might have to make my own.

06-30-2013, 12:16 PM
I got the hood springs with it. Todd said the came from AAR also.
Here is another picture of the underside.

07-01-2013, 09:19 PM
Got the hood molding on. Had to modify the original retainers.

07-01-2013, 09:31 PM
Nice work that looks sweet :D

07-01-2013, 09:54 PM
Next thing is the hood letters. No way they will go on like the original hood. I don't think the pegs will even go through. Going to have to use some other retainers. Like wall mollies or something. Then I think I might put "383 FOUR BARREL" emblems on the sides of the scoop.

07-01-2013, 10:41 PM
Maybe use permatex right stuff on pins and push em through and a little more on whats underside, they wont go anywhere.

07-01-2013, 10:55 PM
That's just it. They won't go through. It's going into a blind hole. I don't know if something like these would work.

07-01-2013, 11:02 PM
I like it a lot! :)

07-01-2013, 11:15 PM
Can you test fit those on anything else? I see they would work but if you ever wanted to remove them they might tear a bigger hole . Just an idea?

07-01-2013, 11:29 PM
Those are the same barrel nuts they use to hold the "V8" on the fender. But that's a through hole. Might use them and some Right Stuff.

07-01-2013, 11:49 PM
Yeah and they are designed for metal, not sure how they work on fiberglass myself.

07-01-2013, 11:58 PM
I know I'd need something to expand just a little to stay in the hole but not so much that it over expands and cracks the hole open. I'm going to stop by Dexter Autobody in town and check with them. See what they recommend. I've seen a couple of nice cars getting done there. I'm sure they'd be able to help. I'll let you know what they say.

07-02-2013, 02:11 PM
Didn't bother with the body shop visit. I just started with a tiny drill. It went through the outer panel then into a hollow area. So I open the holes up and used the barrel retainers I had and the went right in. A little tight too so I know they'll stay. The 383 emblems went easy too. Just put a little paint on the ends of the studs and held it up to mark it. Then drilled and used the nuts from the hood letter on the back side. Next thing will be the hood pins.

07-02-2013, 02:33 PM
http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2255&d=1372788656Nice going

07-03-2013, 04:53 AM
Looks great !

07-03-2013, 08:48 PM
That really looks great, you're hitting the emblems spot on. At this point the hood pins should be a piece of cake for you.

07-04-2013, 12:38 AM
Done. Except for the plates on top.

07-04-2013, 07:43 AM
looks great nice job.