: Longest hood on any Cadillac??



I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-31-05, 08:02 PM
Just out of curiosity, which Cadillac has the longest hood ever? I would have to say the 71-78 Eldorados. I remember me and my buddy looked at a '78 Eldorado Biarritz in a L-M dealership, and with the salesman's permission, we measured the hood w/ a tape measurer. I believe it was 66" long, but it may have been more. Are there any longer hoods?

Dadillac
10-31-05, 08:06 PM
Don't forget those hideous looking Seville and Eldorado opera coupes from the early eighties. The hoods appear to be about 7-8 feet long.

Don

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-31-05, 08:12 PM
oh yeah those too, those are hideous (no offence to any owners) but i meant for factory stock cadillacs, i think the 71-78 eldos have everything else beat.

Ralph
10-31-05, 08:14 PM
Yup, I'd guess a '71 Eldo. Paint an "H" on the hood and you could land a helicopter on it. I have a 1971 MotorTrend magazine and the 1971 Eldo is on the cover, the hood has to be the size of two Chevy Sprints!

brougham
10-31-05, 08:17 PM
Don't forget those hideous looking Seville and Eldorado opera coupes from the early eighties. The hoods appear to be about 7-8 feet long.
Don
Those ones look better then real Sevilles do!:histeric:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-31-05, 08:19 PM
Yup, I'd guess a '71 Eldo. Paint an "H" on the hood and you could land a helicopter on it. I have a 1971 MotorTrend magazine and the 1971 Eldo is on the cover, the hood has to be the size of two Chevy Sprints!


I have that same article too, in a book called "Cadillac Eldorado Performance Portfolio 1967-78" a very good book, with all the road tests of the '67-78 eldos and their competitors. I think it was like $21.95

Ralph
10-31-05, 08:21 PM
I have that same article too, in a book called "Cadillac Eldorado Performance Portfolio 1967-78" a very good book, with all the road tests of the '67-78 eldos and their competitors. I think it was like $21.95

I wish I had that book you have. I think my MT is June, 1971. My stepdad bought it and kept it because that book claimed the Olds 442 W-30 was "King of the Road" for 1971, so he ended up ordering a W30 that month because of it!

Night Wolf
10-31-05, 08:45 PM
I don't think these were too far off.... much bigger in person...

http://www.arthurdaleheritage.org/1930s/1939_Cadillac_Limo_Convertible.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-31-05, 08:55 PM
Yeah, that looks large and in charge!

terrible one
10-31-05, 11:46 PM
Haha don't know about the length, but the hood on my '76 is HEAVY

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-01-05, 12:23 AM
Terrible one--

do you have an internet site devoted to the restoration of a '76 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible? I saw a site about that once, and someone had the hood off their '76 and they stood it up, and they stood next to it, and the hood was taller than them.

terrible one
11-01-05, 08:56 AM
Was it that blue one with the kid in autoshop? Nope, not mine. I have seen the site though. Mine isn't anywhere close to being finished. I'll post a picture if you want. Yes these hoods are MASSIVE I'll have to take a picture like that my own self and show you guys.

Now that you say that, maybe I should make myself a site...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-01-05, 12:43 PM
yup...blue '76 coupe, kid was in autoshop.


http://www.eldocountry.com/eldo/Eldo76/5500/mehoodsml.jpg


now that is a massive hood, he is standing next to it, on its side

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-29-05, 08:03 PM
The hood on a 80-92 Brougham is longer than I am tall. I can stretch my arms out, and from finger tip to finger tip, the hood is longer.
That means its atleast 66" long seeing as how I am 5'6".

SilverFleetwood85
12-29-05, 10:27 PM
I think the ugly late 1960 Devilles (no offense to any of people who own them) have the widest hoods
http://i21.ebayimg.com/01/i/05/40/15/bb_3.JPG

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-29-05, 10:41 PM
I wouldnt doubt it

terrible one
12-30-05, 02:24 AM
I dunno, the '76 hood may be wider than that. Tomorrow I had to take some measurements because its extremely tall sitting on its side.

70eldo
01-02-06, 09:10 AM
I read that GM had doubts in the beginning if they could manufacture the hood of the new '67 Eldorado out of one piece of sheet metal. Then they made it slightly longer in '69 to hide the window wipers. I believe the '76 Eldorado was the biggest front wheel drive car ever, so you might want to messure that hood.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-02-06, 12:20 PM
I've measured a 78 Eldo hood once, it was like 66" IIRC

90Brougham350
01-02-06, 03:04 PM
The hood on a 80-92 Brougham is longer than I am tall. I can stretch my arms out, and from finger tip to finger tip, the hood is longer.
That means its atleast 66" long seeing as how I am 5'6".

I'm not sure the 80-92 hoods should compete, after all, they don't go over the bumper, they stop at the front clip.

fleetwood76
01-02-06, 07:22 PM
Hello.
I went out and measured the hood on my Fleetwood Brougham -76 and depending on were i take the measures i get these numbers.

Length, total including the "horns" towards the front doors is it 73 inches.

Length, measured along the center trim is the hood 63 inches.

and finally i measured the width and that was 72,8 inches.

It was a quick measure so i can't guarantea (sp?) the numbers to be exact they can be some mm off.

jolle

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-03-06, 08:44 PM
Holy shit 73" and I do count the horns.