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Re: What is a Stinger Hood (11/21)
 2/14/12 11:01am
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As a side note....I think they eliminate the wiper door...



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Re: What is a Stinger Hood (12/21)
 2/14/12 12:02pm
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Ecklers only has the entire hood not the scoop...but it is on sale.
 
 
Here's another possible...cheaper.
 
 
Appears to not being made for 68 to 72 C3's because of the wiper door.


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Re: What is a Stinger Hood (13/21)
 2/14/12 2:36pm
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The later style hoods will fit the early cars. You do have to eliminate the troublesome wiper door set-up, tho. Otherwise, they will fit and work fine.

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Re: What is a Stinger Hood (14/21)
 2/14/12 8:11pm
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I went with an after market L88 hood on mine and it lined up like a factory hood. Even the same shims and bumpers - AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
Re: What is a Stinger Hood (15/21)
 2/14/12 8:59pm
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So I guess if I want the stinger hood look I have to change to a newer longer hood that eliminates the wiper door. Darn! I didnt want to do that. And I guess I would have to find a hood that already has the scoop on it because no one makes a stinger scoop alone. I already bought another hood so I need to find a scoop to fit on that one. Suggestions?
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Re: What is a Stinger Hood (16/21)
 2/14/12 9:07pm
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Saw a few places that have the L-88 hood scoop if that might interest you, Rod.
 


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Re: What is a Stinger Hood (17/21)
 2/14/12 9:30pm
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Rod, why would you want to mess with that paint job? If I hadn't already painted mine I'd look but not now. Better not to mess with something that's already nice! But that's your call!
 
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Re: What is a Stinger Hood (18/21)
 2/14/12 11:11pm
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Wouldnt have to mess with the paint job, but just paint the new hood / scoop to match. Have plenty of the paint left over but it looks like it wont happen since it may require the removal of the wiper door. Of course since I dont have it on yet who knows.
Only time will tell now.
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Re: What is a Stinger Hood (19/21)
 2/14/12 11:56pm
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What really makes the whole "Stinger" hood work is the bulge down the center of the hood. Without that, all you have is a Cobra-Jet scoop on a Corvette hood. LOL  Yup...same basic design as the Cobra Jet scoop ion the Musturds of the late '60s.

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Re: What is a Stinger Hood (20/21)
 11/23/18 6:32am
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Love my Stinger,it also gives you 3 3/4 more clearance 
Re: What is a Stinger Hood (21/21)
 11/25/18 3:07pm
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I would certainly think that out there somewhere an enterprising outfit has created a scoop that would fit on the shorter hood with the wiper door.  Ermm

They are a cool look to be sure.  Thumbs Up




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