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Old 10-15-2009, 02:49 AM   #181
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Somewhere around $225. Cost on them is around $190 with materials and labor, but I need a little wiggle room with each in case something happens. Not looking to make anything, just a cheap hood.

Just so that I have everything out in the open, there are no warranties expressed or implied with these hoods. I am making these knowing a great deal about fiberglass and its strength, but have never made a hood before. If you want to buy one and don't like it,for whatever reason, there are no returns. I will get all the pictures to help people see the quality of fitment and finish work. Also, I will be sending out a few for reviews before sending them out to everyone else, so that there can be some respected member honest reviews on them. I expect there may be some very minor finish imperfections.

Once again, I would classify this as a track hood that may have minor finish imperfections. Hood pins will be required.

Just to cover my ***. This may turn out completely perfect when i pop the first one out.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:46 AM   #182
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Somewhere around $225. Cost on them is around $190 with materials and labor, but I need a little wiggle room with each in case something happens. Not looking to make anything, just a cheap hood.

Just so that I have everything out in the open, there are no warranties expressed or implied with these hoods. I am making these knowing a great deal about fiberglass and its strength, but have never made a hood before. If you want to buy one and don't like it,for whatever reason, there are no returns. I will get all the pictures to help people see the quality of fitment and finish work. Also, I will be sending out a few for reviews before sending them out to everyone else, so that there can be some respected member honest reviews on them. I expect there may be some very minor finish imperfections.

Once again, I would classify this as a track hood that may have minor finish imperfections. Hood pins will be required.

Just to cover my ***. This may turn out completely perfect when i pop the first one out.

in for beta testing....
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:30 AM   #183
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Somewhere around $225. Cost on them is around $190 with materials and labor, but I need a little wiggle room with each in case something happens. Not looking to make anything, just a cheap hood.
So this means free shipping?!
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:23 AM   #184
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So this means free shipping?!
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Shipping should cost around $100 depending on where you live. My fedex freight account is only set up for business to business shipping. It cost substantially more to ship to a residence.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:48 PM   #185
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Getting anxious for some pics!
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What is a sarcasm?
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:01 PM   #187
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Also in for beta testing. Conveniently located not too far to the West of your location.
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Also in for beta testing. Conveniently located not too far to the West of your location.
Strong Possibility. I may have one or two done by the time i go to TWS on the 30th of october, but unsure. Things are more managable here now, but can pick up again at any second.
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I'm just glad to see this is finally coming to be. I'm sick to death of my damn erebuni.
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Strong Possibility. I may have one or two done by the time i go to TWS on the 30th of october, but unsure. Things are more managable here now, but can pick up again at any second.
OK I'll try to make it though I am not sure I can make Oct 30. I still have a lot to do on the LS1 car and that is the one I would want the extractor hood for. The turbo car is a NB anyway.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:25 PM   #191
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OK I'll try to make it though I am not sure I can make Oct 30. I still have a lot to do on the LS1 car and that is the one I would want the extractor hood for. The turbo car is a NB anyway.
How is hood clearance in that area? This will stick down about 1/2-1" in the middle. Basically follow the top of the headlight lines and that is where it will stick down.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:35 PM   #192
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How is hood clearance in that area? This will stick down about 1/2-1" in the middle. Basically follow the top of the headlight lines and that is where it will stick down.
Good point. I'll have to look at that actually. The problem is not so much the engine itself, but the throttle body. It is front and center, and high up on the engine, and has a large inlet. In fact there is an immediate 90 deg silicone coupling right at the inlet to the throttle body and it barely clears the radiator. Actually it rubs on it a tiny bit. (The current air induction plumbing is lame IMO, and I am going to change it, though as you can see there is not much room to work with).

The front of the radiator is in the stock NA location. However it is much thicker than stock, and taller.



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Im still interested, but Im sure the R&D might take a bit longer.
Maybe in the spring?
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ZX-Tex you take off the throttle body from the engine and you make a 90 degree bend and then you mount the throttle body on there.

This will give you A LOT of room at the radiator. about 2 extra inches maybe even more and you're not going to need that 90 degree rubber bend.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:10 PM   #195
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It will still have the bump in the middle. I will post up some pictures either tomorrow or Friday when we pop out the mold.
Curious to see how the hood is coming along...the one cell phone pic just isn't cutting it

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I am making the mold first for the non molded one then making the mold for the molded one after that. That way the non molded has a good fit and not just a cut out fit.

Since I am making two molds, would you guys with the molded in lights like it if the hood was just smooth and no headlight lines?
Which way did you end up making the mold with the barn doors molded in....this was six to one half dozen to the other for me...I mean having the headlight lines would be neat since if you were to glance at the car from a few feet back it would look like it still had the stock lights...then again having it smooth would look purdy nice...
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:21 AM   #196
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Trying to finish the second mold this coming week with the integrated headlight covers.
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**** the hood, i want the bumper.
i need that bumper to meet up to my flares. i have tuck'in 99 flares sitting in my garage. look just like the ones on that car.
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Trying to finish the second mold this coming week with the integrated headlight covers.
i was gonna ask about molded in headlight covers. i'm in for one of those whenever your ready. and i can pick it up, so no shipping needed.
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i have tuck'in 99 flares sitting in my garage.
Bastard! That is if your talkin about the N2 flares....
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