Driving without a hood....

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  1. MrBigKid

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    Seeking opinions here. Maybe i can even get some like Dr Buick to to chime in..

    If I was to send my hood away to be painted it could be gone 1-2 weeks.
    Would it be detrimental to the car if I was to drive it occasionally without the hood? It is my daily driver but I do have other vehicles to drive from time to time.
    One would at first think no hood would allow the heat to get out easier. But I wonder if the directed airflow is not necessary...
    I somehow think wet weather would not be an issue giving the open vents that allow the water in regardless.

    Bring em on...
     
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    What color are u going to paint the hood ?
     
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    Not quite sure yet, looking at several options from solids to airbrushing. Not sure I'm going to do it yet but before I can man up and make the decision I need to figure out if I can still drive it. I *damn* sure am not leaving the whole car... :eek:
     
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    Perhaps consider buying and painting a spare hood? I believe they can be ordered from your local dealer for around $850ish...
     
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    As with everything I seem to do, pushing it just to go this far. I need to do it quick or not at all. Want my car filmed and Cquartzed as quick as possible so no time to save more funds :(
     
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    No one local?
     
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    Not sure I understand the question.
     
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    My badz I thought you said shipping the hood out 1-2 weeks LOL never mind it's been a long day
     
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    nothing bad to worry about
     
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    Don't drive it in the rain and you should be good
     
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    You will have zero issues, even if you get rained or snowed on.
     
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    Hoodless driving it is. Occasionally that is. Don't think I want to park anywhere public with nothing to keep vandals from messing with it... Might look cool tho.
    Now if I could just make up my mind what to do... I have to wait 90 days before the protection gets put down so I've got to make a decision soon!

    Maybe old school fantasy mural??? LOL
     
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    What state are you in?
     
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    You need a beater having one of these
     
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