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OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: February 14, 2021 07:43AM

[baltimore.craigslist.org]

This morning I ran across a new listing for a "Corvair" hood being advertised locally.

It certainly does not look like a Corvair hood to me in any way, shape, or form so I thought I might post it and ask if anyone recognizes what it's actual application might be.

Once again, it appears that someone has a part they are unsure of so it gets advertised as a Corvair part.....

Here is a cut and paste from the ad along with two of the five photo's that were in the listing.

Chevy Corvair hood - $100 (Union Bridge)

For Sale is a Chevy Corvair Hood in good usable condition Not sure what year!! $100.00 Small amount of surface rust on underside has been setting in dry shed for 10years

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 14, 2021 07:48AM

Well maybe it fits the Gen 3 Corvair?

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: tboltkc ()
Date: February 14, 2021 07:58AM

It's a front tilting hood. The hinge mounts are toward the front edge. That should narrow it down.

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: 66Monza140 ()
Date: February 14, 2021 10:26AM

Chevy Vega?
Looks too wide, but I have no reference in the pic as to how wide it really is...

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: February 14, 2021 11:24AM

The front hinged aspect seems to incline it to a European car. The dark green seems to incline it to a late 60's thru 70's car. I searched Google images under a variety of terms and came up with nothing. Thought it might be a Lancia Biturbo, Jenson Interceptor of some other V-8 enhanced European car..., but NO.
it will be interesting to see what it is.

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 14, 2021 11:43AM

Good shot of Frank Sloan's landspeed Vega hood.

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: Chilly Willy ()
Date: February 14, 2021 01:32PM

The hood bumps look like something Chrysler would’ve done. But the font hinges? Also leaning towards it being an import.




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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: February 14, 2021 02:14PM

Well it appears we may never know what this hood actually fit.confused smiley
The posting has been removed.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 14, 2021 02:28PM

Caraholic4life Wrote:
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> Well it appears we may never know what this hood actually fit.confused smiley
> The posting has been removed.

You saved it and posted here!

Posted over on FB.. hopefully someone will catch it. You're the best!

Here's your "zero emission" Valentine!

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: February 14, 2021 03:46PM

Chilly Willy Wrote:
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> The hood bumps look like something Chrysler would’ve done. But the font hinges? Also leaning towards it being an import.

I agree. I even thought maybe the late 60's Sunbeam Alpine (looks like a 1st gen Barracuda). But, no, it has rear mounted hinges. It's not a rover TC either.



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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 14, 2021 04:24PM

Guy on FB just ID'd it. '73 Mazda rx-2





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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 14, 2021 04:34PM

RX2...Corvair.

That's close. eye rolling smiley

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: February 14, 2021 04:39PM

Good thing I came back to check. I was looking for HOURS because I just HAD to know! wow, I searched fake hood vents, Japanese sports sedan etc. an the RX-2 did not show up.

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: February 14, 2021 07:32PM

I knew it was NOT a Jensen Interceptor, as I painted one of those years ago. Wrong shape.

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: February 15, 2021 12:43PM

Well I guess that is solved. Now I am thinking of calling the individual that posted it and let them know what it is. I did save the contact number.grinning smiley

Follow up,
I just called the person that posted it and let them know the application.
Apparently the hood came with a bunch of parts in a bulk purchase and they were told it fit a Corvair.
The individual was appreciative of the information and can now advertise it accurately.

Thanks for the help.thumbs up

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: February 15, 2021 03:59PM

Somewhere out there is a "Triangle Spinning" Gearhead grateful for your effort. You have "Paid It Forward."

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Re: OT: Does anybody recognize what this hood may fit?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: February 21, 2021 03:52PM

Recognized it right away because Ive been on the lookout for an RX2 or RX3. Getting very expensive....

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