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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby JWStevens » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:42 am

jonnymonza wrote:Everybody out there who goes through the "I want a fiberglass hood" stage usually ends up buying one that looks like a good deal this and that- and then after 120 for shipping and 300+ from the body shop, they get an almost decent hood. Moral of the story folks- Get the best quality, and spend the money up front, or else join all of us who got SCREWED over. They dont fit right, they are made cheaply, and they will seriously piss you off if you dont know how to work fiberglass. I bought mine from up22.com (unlimited products) --- and well yeah mine looks like the nicest hood in town now that i got 800 bucks in it. But I reglassed the ENTIRE THING!!! I used their crummy shell to make a nice hood out of- I have SOOOO much time in that hood its not even funny, and i'm still not happy with it. GO HARWOOD or make your own. seriously.

Its really funny, cuz back in the day I asked the same question, and got the same answer---- AND DIDNT LISTEN! And so now, I'm preaching what i went against originally- cuz I couldnt afford a good hood. I would've been better off saving the money and buying a nice one PERIOD DOT


Yeah, I've got 2 hoods and a trunk deck that were made by unlimited and all are junk. I've had a few harwood and VFN fiberglass parts and would prefer one of those but they don't have the design I want. I almost positive I'm gonna just make a mold and make a whole hood because I don't like adding a scoop to a hood for a couple of reasons.
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby chevyart » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:49 am

take a look at fiber concepts. they are in southeastern Pa. they have a web site and look to have real nice hoods. i am gonna use them in the near future for a hood. good luck art
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby firebird77clone » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:45 pm

Maybe It's just me, but I recently had my hood off, and it didn't weigh much.

Just seems to me, it would be a lot of money for minimal weight savings, and a lot of effort to make it work.

Seems much easier to cut a hole and slap on a scoop
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby JWStevens » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:02 am

firebird77clone wrote:Maybe It's just me, but I recently had my hood off, and it didn't weigh much.

Just seems to me, it would be a lot of money for minimal weight savings, and a lot of effort to make it work.

Seems much easier to cut a hole and slap on a scoop


I'm not even running a "real" battery in this car because of weight concerns and I literally hate the design of the stock hood. I've shaved the drip rails, key holes, and marker lights just so this things looks good. I couldn't deal with a compromise on the focal point of the car.
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby JWStevens » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:06 am

Oh, and I've also stretched the wheel wells instead of using those fiberglass extensions. OCD......
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby firebird77clone » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:56 pm

there's nothing wrong with taking your car to an extreme. SOMEONE has to!
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby joe350gt » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:40 pm

Hey,

You might check out the one at US Body down in Fla. Not sure if it's exactly what you are looking for but maybe you would like it?

It's a 5" cowl hood, I have their 2" cowl hood. It was the only one I could find that was a bolt on using the stock hinges, not a pin on.

http://www.usbody.com/

Scroll over on the left side until you get to the Vega section.

Regards,

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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby BadX » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:39 pm

I have a 4" Glasstek bolt on that with a little tweaking fits pretty darn good for a fiberglass hood.
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby BBM66 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:32 pm

JWStevens wrote:I've looked at lots of fiberglass and haven't seen any place to get a good looking outlaw style cowl hood. Anyone here have any idea who might make one that's worth a crap?


I would suggest calling Glasstek @ 630-978- 9881. Website:www.glasstek.com
Great products, great service.
I bought a 4in cowl glass hood for my 63 Impala and it fit beautifully. I plan to order my Vega hood from them as well, also with a 4" cowl. Hope this helps!
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby JWStevens » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:09 pm

I don't really like the cowl design glasstek has. I have basically given up trying to find one.
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby SeniorSavage » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:52 pm

http://fiberpartsconcepts.com/

I emailed them;


"Hey, any chance you guys could make hoods for 1975 - 1980 H-body cars? That includes Monza Spyders, Buick Skyhawks, Pontiac Starfires, Sunbirds, Astres, and even Chevy Vegas .. my online car club would be ecstatic if you did and I guarantee many sales, including one from me !

Thanks. "
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby SeniorSavage » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:54 pm

- MY RESPONSE - A mold could be provided .. we have members everywhere that would assist.

From: Rob@FiberConcepts <fiberglasshood@aol.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 6:36 AM
To: senior.savage@telus.net
Subject: Re: Your Contact Us Form - H-body hoods

Hi Darrin!!

Thanks for inquiring about our hoods, but unfortunately we do not have molds to make these hoods. Everything we make is listed on our website. If you have any interest in other hoods please let me know!

Thanks,
Erica

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Warminster, Pa. 18974
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby SeniorSavage » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:42 pm

MY EMAIL TO THEM -

" If we could supply a stock H-body hood (they’re all the same for 5 different vehicles), would you consider making a mold? Theres a plethora of scoops we would want after the stock fibre hood was created .. "
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1996 Fleetwood Bounder 35' Ford 460 TBI motorhome - for not-so-tight spots
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:07 pm

Hey Todd, Not all H bodys take the same hood. The Monza Hood for the Quad light car is different from the hood for the dual headlight car and the Pontiacs hood is different again. Not 100% sure about the Oldsmobile Firenza (I think they are the same as the Monza quad light design as well) and Buick RoadHawks.
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Re: fiberglass hoods

Postby SeniorSavage » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:01 pm

Ok, my bad .. approximately what percentage of H-bodies use the standard hood?
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