Hood Interchange

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Hood Interchange

Postby 1100kaw2 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:55 am

Just so I got it strait.
What hoods will swap on early H bodies?
Will 71 thru77 Vega hood interchange?
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Re: Hood Interchange

Postby spencerforhire » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:06 am

All Vega hoods interchange, as well as those from 78-80 Monza and Sunbird wagons. The most desirable ones to find had bolt-on hinges; usually found on the later years.
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76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
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00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
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Re: Hood Interchange

Postby Tubbednotchback » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:27 pm

Just looking for confirmation, a vega hood will fit my '80 Monza coupe?
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Re: Hood Interchange

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:38 pm

No, a Vega hood will not fit a 80 Monza. Completely different hoods.....
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Re: Hood Interchange

Postby Monza Harry » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:19 pm

I doubt it will even match up with the body panels on the 1978 Vega bodied Monza's as the front clip was 2 headlight Monza, I suspect they will bolt up as I believe the hinges and spacing are the same but I like Clyde said doubt the body and maybe even the latch will line-up. The '80 was like all other Monza's and will offer little in body panel interchange. Harry http://monza.homestead.com/mShcpics.html http://monza.homestead.com/mwpics.html http://monza.homestead.com/monzapics.html
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Re: Hood Interchange

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:40 pm

The front clip on a 78-80 Monza wagon is not the same as that on a coupe or 2-headlight hatchback. It is a unique piece that acts as a transition from the Monza-style bumper to the Vega hood.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: Hood Interchange

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:46 pm

Also, Vega and Monza hoods (not Monza wagons) open in completely opposite fashion. Vega pivots from the front grill area, Monza pivots from the cowl or firewall area.
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Re: Hood Interchange

Postby Tubbednotchback » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:25 pm

My hope was to use a race weight vega hood using dsus fasteners. Mounting latches and hinges wasn't ever in question, just the width and fitment to the Monza coupe header panel.
Seeing the cowl hood on the Monza wagon gave me hope.
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Re: Hood Interchange

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:50 pm

Looks like you're out of luck; a Vega hood won't fit and I have only ever seen 4-headlight(Spyder style) race 'glass.
I guess you could try to modify a readily available 4- light Monza hood to fit your 2-light header panel. Either that or switch up to a 4-light nose.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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