1970 A12 lift off hood Road Runner

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  1. 6PKRTSE

    6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ever seen one or build one? I am thinking of making my 70' Road Runner an A12 lift off hood car as if Chrysler would have carried it over one more year. Just need a lift off 70' six pack scoop hood, hood pin brackets, Steelie wheels and repro red line tires to get me started.
     
  2. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    Ive never seen one. I will say I did that to a 69 back in the day when I lived in a windy community and I hated the car after doing it. Needed help to check the oil or any other reson to get under the hood and then padding the roof to set it on and the fear of it blowing off the roof. I'd hinge it with front pins.
     
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    6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

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    I have had lift off hood cars before. I just glued foam blocks on the underside of the hood to set up on the roof. Never had issues lifting off or putting back on by myself.

    Thanks, that hood is a start.
     
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    6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

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    Yes, glass hoods or any glass body parts for that matter always require a lot of work to get them looking good.
     
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    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    and there are the times you remember that you forgot the hood pins just as you band second and the hood flys off. That's why mine is hinged...
     
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    6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

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    It happens no matter what. I had it happen on a hinged glass good before after my buddy forgot the hood pins and I didn't double check before we took off.
     
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    I had to repair mine from some damage done by previous owner who forgot the pins one time.
     
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    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    plus I use the factory latch with mine.
     
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    6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

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    I have also made some clear acrylic 1" dia. rods for hood props like on my old 69 Coronet R/T.

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  12. george68hemirr

    george68hemirr I think you guys are full of shit.

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    http://glasstek.com/products/plymouth/road-runner/

    I am sure they could build you one .....you should buy the hinged bolt on hood......this is a quality hood....perfect fit....this is mine ....flat hood with a 5 inch 6 pack scoop.....he has 3 inch also.....years ago i bought a crap 6 pk hood for $399.00 and i could remove and install myself....i had to have 4 pins in the front to keep it from blowing off doing 130 mph at the track 18595405_1806652452996369_2615871273388918459_o.jpg
     
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  13. Russ69Runner

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    Back up latch is always good. We always kept the original latch plus the hood pin's. It is no fun having the hood slam the front windshield. Never had it happen to me but have seen the after math when one did fly up. Not a pretty sight. :steering:
     

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