A lot of what we cover in CLASSIC TRUCKS is the latest and greatest that the industry has to offer. Then there are the items that may have been introduced some time ago but have stood the test of time and are still considered a must-have item. For this story, we're revisiting one of the tried and true modifications for classic trucks--the reverse tilt-hood kit.

The Classic Performance Products Hood Flip Kit for '53-56 F-100s allows the hood to flip forward, offering a unique custom look while providing improved access to the engine compartment. The kit comes in a combination of polished stainless and bare steel, allowing the raw components to be chromed or painted to suit your needs. All of the required hardware is included as well. All you need to get started is a few hand tools. If you have a drill, a hand-held grinder, and a friend, you can complete the install in less than a couple hours. Follow along as CPP's Jim and Alan install the kit on the CPP project '56 Effie.