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Old 07-04-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
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Can anyone identify this hood? It was sitting next to an old chevy biscayne, but didnt appear to be off that car. I've looked at all kinds of pics online tonight. It looks about like a 58 or so chevy car, but I couldnt find any with the rise in the hood like this one.
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Old 07-04-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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pontiac maybe?
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Old 07-04-2006, 10:48 PM   #3
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The holes in the front of it dont really correspond with the pontiac letter emblems.

It really does look like a chevy hood, but the rise ("scoop") in the middle is throwing me off. I have looked at a lot of pics and havent run across one that is the same yet.
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:49 PM   #4
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I've been looking too. Cars and trucks both and havn't come across it. Also did Chrysler, Studebaker, Cadillac, Pontiac, and Olds.
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:01 PM   #5
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chrysler had 1 that looks pretty close to that but those 3 holes in the middle(on the front) throw me off,like a badge or something?
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:09 PM   #6
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The 3 holes kinda make sense with the 2 piece chevy emblem. The holes across the bottom even correspond with the chrome trim they had across the bottom.

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Old 07-05-2006, 09:03 PM   #7
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no no look @ your pic there are 3 or 4 holes the middle down front not like a chevy it looks like an upside v or maybe a diamond shape
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you sure it's not a trunk lid?
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I'm now lost more than ever. Nothing seems to match up. For the most part it looks like a chevy hood, but it's the little details that throw it off.

I'm kind of wondering if it wasnt part of some performance or trim package, but I cant seem to find much info on anything of that era.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:51 PM   #11
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It could be an aftermarket thing. I know people loved to chop things back then.
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Zach, I'm having issues with the "performance package" idea too... We know that car's a biscayne, but I remember it also having Bel Air badges too... But, I thought the Bel Air and the Biscayne were different cars altogether?

I'm no expert on the history of the old chevy cars, but what engines were offered originally in them? Maybe the hood was raised up that way with a chrome trim piece to allow underhood clearance for an unusual engine? I've looked on and off all day and havn't found anything yet either...
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From what I understand, the biscayne was a lower trim package for the belaire. Sort of like a silverado and cheyenne, same thing, but different trim.

I've seen a few online that had the 348 big block in them, but they all still have the same flat hood.
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Yup, Body style is the same, trim levels and badging were the differences.

I feel like it's a one year only thing, Some of the Chryslers had the Chrome trim up high like that, but not the drooping hood lip. None of the GM's had a emblem or trim that high on the hood, with the exception of Cadilliac, and it's not a cadilliac hood....still searching
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:03 AM   #15
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I dunno if I should feel priviledged to have passed on such an oddity, or guilty for it being so dang hard to figure out what it is.

I did a little more research early this morning on the Bel Air/Biscayne/Del Rey and all their variants. One article I found in particular mentioned that some dealers would "dress up" the lower end models with a few extra pieces of chrome to squeeze more money out of the buyer. The one thing I am certain on though is that the car the hood was laying by was a 1958 Biscayne 4-door. That could be throwing us off in our search, but the lines are very similar. To my knowledge there havn't been any other vehicles out there but the two trucks and that one.
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It's not that it really matters that much, but it's been driving me nuts trying to figure out exactly what it is.
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