Anyone ever do a reverse opening hood? Remove the opening mechanism and hinged at the front. There are latches available that will mount on the firewall, and are opened via a solenoid or a cable inside the car.
The reason I originally asked the question was my FFR Cobra hood is hinged at the front, and it was very easy to access almost everything. The radiator did have to come out the bottom for maintenance though.Sounds like a great way to make the engine hard to work on. Now the whole front grill/hood/fender assembly hinging forward could be fun.
I'm in the process of fabricating a new hood-latch mount at the front that'll accommodate a pair of latches from a Saab 9000, I like having two latches and these are designed for and will accommodate easy routing of a cable release (easier than trying to adapt a cable to a stock latch.) I'm using a Maier GT350-clone 'glass hood so I'll have to do a bit of work on it to get some reinforcement into the thing for the pins to screw into.
My 02 E430 has the same hinges.... Interesting idea.