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fiberglass cowl hood for the 05+ tacos...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HOSS454, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    HOSS454

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    hi all,

    i hope this is the right place to put this but, i really want to get a fiberglass cowl hood. i have talked to dan at danshoods over on CT and he would be willing to make them if he got 5 people to get them. it would run about $425 plus shipping. way cheaper than the carbon fiber hood. anyways, i was wondering if any of you would be interested in this and i think it would look cool and different than the scooped hoods that are on the xr and the sport tacos. i know a lot of you dig the scooped hood but i just want to be kinda different i guess. sorry, no pics though. let me know if any of you are interested and maybe we can get the hoods rolling. aloha.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2009 at 12:37 AM
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    Well it would help if we could see what it looks like?
    And the problem with the Carbon fiber hoods is the latch isn't too good. So people end up installing hood pins.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    all i know is that the hood is gonna have a 30" wide x 3.5" of rise cowl and i am trying to get the guy to send some pics as soon as he gets a mock up one done.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    Why not manip the stock cowl? we know that its inefficient, but the 'scoop' is an insert that you could rebuild into something higher or farther forward to get the air it needs. Just a thought.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    I like the idea of a cowl hood too rather than a scoop. The scoops I've seen proposed for our trucks were ugly and have hard edges. It didn't flow with the body. There's just not a big market interest for hoods on 2nd gens while others have designed functional ram airs and cowl hoods on other trucks.
     
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  7. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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  8. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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  9. Aug 5, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    I don't know about other states but i think in virginia 2.5" is the max height for cowl rises. So I guess I'm out.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    curious as to what you were going to do with the air flow from the cowl. I have been looking into something like this. I agree that to get a functional hoodscoop that actually collects enough air it will look silly. I have a 1st gen though. I put a boost gauge on my hood scoop and even at 90mph I got no pressure I was going to try and use a pvc pipe and fiberglass to make a functional one but I don't want the truck to look stupid.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    I have been waiting for pics of a mock up since he first started talking about doin the 05+ hoods. That is what held me back from getting one then. I definitely think it would look cool, but have a hard time commiting to something that still does not exist.
     
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    He said it would be similar to this:

    yotah3[2].jpg
     
  14. Aug 5, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    like i said in my previous post, i am trying to get one asap. the guy doesnʻt currently have one made yet so it may be a couple of days or so. but the cowl should look like the pic in the post above.
     
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