68 El Camino getting a 'Glass front clip!
Had an older discussion about this but time passed and it's now locked.
Adventures in moving and changing jobs got in the way but I'm back on course now.
Looks like a U.S. Body Pro front end and 2" cowl hood are in my '68 El Camino's future!
They seem to be the only company making a clip that can be made to look stock, using an original grill, lights, and trim.
Was going to go with their standard one piece front but it has an SS (Big block) type hood and I'm using a 327 with Webers.
They offered to splice in a cowl hood but it's significantly less expensive to get the "Pro" front and a lift-off hood.
I think I can make the cowl hood tilt forward for checking oil, brake fluid, etc., and still have the whole front clip tilt for spark plugs, valve adjustment, and such.
Basically $2,200 with shipping to Reno/Sparks freight dock.
I cannot get the desire for this tilt front out of my head so I'm going for it!
Which means all the new front metal I bought needs to be sold.
It's a pain to ship damage free, so probably best to put it on local Craigslist.
Not sure of price, something less than new but not going to give it away.
Only the cowl hood and new hinges have ever been on the car.
If anyone else out west is thinking about getting 'Glass shipped from Florida combined shipping might save some money.
If nothing else I will be able to critique U.S. Body quality.
At these gas prices I want it 100+ octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!