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Old 04-24-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Check Out My New Hood

Late 60's early 70's Eagle Enterprises fiberglass low profile hood. Super solid and about half the weight of the stocker. Now I can finally lay some paint down on the entire Blazer.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #2
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Cool, what color you going with?
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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Original ochre. Still unsure if I want to keep the flat black insert on the hood or not.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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Very cool. Is that how they were originally painted?, Oh,and I want your wheels!
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:46 PM   #5
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I think the hoods came unpainted. Paint color was up to the owner. This hood came off an ochre Blazer that had the feathers decals.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:48 PM   #6
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Re: Check Out My New Hood

Interesting hood to say the least. I don't think it would look right painted fully body color, I think it would look best painted with the current scheme, but white in place of the black to match the top, and with the rockers painted white to match as well like in your avatar.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:29 PM   #7
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Where'd you get the hood? I've never seen one! I love stock hood, but that is a great modification!
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #8
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I've always thought your was one of the nicer looking trucks on the board.

Is that a chrome cowl, or is it just bare metal?
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:55 PM   #9
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One of my favorites also.
That hood really has a first generation Bronco vibe. Pretty cool.
What’s happening to the rest of your Blazer? It looks to be turning black.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #10
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72Blazerblue - I have been looking for one of these for many years and finally got a tip off the truck board that there was one in Washington on a truck that might part out. I contacted the guy, and closed the deal. These have not been made since the early 70s and are hard to find.

Truckster - Yes, it is a chrome cowl. Another crazy 70's fad. Not sure if I will be keeping it on there or not.

Sonosadsack - I have been replacing metal on the Blazer. The black areas are new metal (or clean OEM donner metal) that I have stitched in. No Bondo. It needs some final tweaking and a skim coat in places to cherry it out, and then paint.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:56 PM   #11
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That is cool! Love the retro custom look...
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #12
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Could you post a larger pic like the one in your avatar? I've been planning on changing the color of my Blazer, but now that I've got it partially torn down, my ambition for the color change is lagging. I like the white stripe on the bottom, though.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:20 PM   #13
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Love the hood, nice score. Great looking truck. Hate the cowl... YMMV.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:28 PM   #14
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That's pretty cool. Looks great on a 4wd
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:18 PM   #15
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Great find. Didn't Hickey make a similar hood?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:40 PM   #16
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Great find. Didn't Hickey make a similar hood?
I think Hickey sold the Eagle Enterprises hood.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:12 AM   #17
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Re: Check Out My New Hood

I like the blacked out section of the hood... If you did't want to paint both colors, you could paint it Ochre and do a matte black vinyl wrap...that way you could remove it later and not have to repaint.... think of it a rock chip protection ...
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:32 AM   #18
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Re: Check Out My New Hood

Very nice score on a hard to find part, didnt know eagle took over hickey....as said above, a body wrap would be the perfect solution
Looks great on there

Wish they made that hood for a '68, looks like ill have build my own

You have all the desirable parts on the truck now, great job!
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:19 PM   #19
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MikeC - Yeah, I think the chrome cowl will be going bye, bye.

As far as I know, Hickey never sold this hood for the 69-72 trucks. However, Hickey did sell it in their catalogue for the 73 and up square body trucks. Hickey may have gotten the idea for their hood from Eagle Ventures, or bought the patent from Eagle Ventures, or where just selling Eagle Ventures hoods under the Hickey name.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:45 PM   #20
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MikeC - Yeah, I think the chrome cowl will be going bye, bye.

As far as I know, Hickey never sold this hood for the 69-72 trucks. However, Hickey did sell it in their catalogue for the 73 and up square body trucks. Hickey may have gotten the idea for their hood from Eagle Ventures, or bought the patent from Eagle Ventures, or where just selling Eagle Ventures hoods under the Hickey name.
I didn't want to say it, but I think the chrome cowl is a bit too much.

On the other hand, a chrome tailgate would be kind of cool. The guy behind you with his brights on would definitely notice.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:06 PM   #21
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Any more word on this hood.....

Just reading my 4wheek&off-road, and they where looking for info. in the nuts and bolts section

Clezkie, what direction are you going with paint, im sure it will look good either way
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:05 PM   #22
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Jaros44sr - I will have to check out the magazine and see what is being said about the hood.

As far as the paint, I put my stock cowl back on and extended the flat black patern from the hood up to the windshield with some rattle can spray just to see how it would look. I really like the look, and will probably have the paint shop copy the patern.
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Re: Check Out My New Hood

FYI: I was the owner Eagle Ventures and designed and built this hood. Was a friend/customer of Vic Hickey and when he came out with a low-profile hood for the '72 and later models, tried to get him to offer one for the earlier models, but he wasn't interested so I went off on my own. Intend to post the history of the hood on one of the forums soon.

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Old 05-22-2014, 04:01 PM   #24
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hood looks hideous
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:54 PM   #25
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BillD - I look forward to learning more about the history of the hood and Eagle Ventures in general. Thanks.

Smoothride - I realize you have every right to state your opinion in this forum. But to add a post just to state your personal intense dislike of someone elses work or truck is pretty weak in my opinion.
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