Although the hood arrived from
in dreadful condition, with the corners chipped and the fitment terrible,
was able to make this into a work of hot rod art. Since the engine was now sitting on a frame, it settled more than two inches higher than its original unibody height. The Eleanor hood tapered back to the height of the cowl and would not accommodate the dual Demon carburetors.
restructured the entire scoop with a two inch cowl opening at the rear which house the carburetors and allow for heat dissipation. Also hood hinges and release pins were fabricated by Ron to allow the hood to pivot open from the passenger side while hiding all of the hardware beneath the inner fender panel. This eliminated any ugly hood springs, hinges and prop rods and allows the fiberglass hood to pivot at a much stronger axis and prevent stress and possible cracking. The entire hood was then strengthened with a custom made metal frame and lengthened by two inches to give it a more threatening appearance.