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    Question Fiberglass

    I am looking at making a fiberglass hood for my 1990 Buick Century. I am looking to do this to reduce the over all weight of the vehicle. Is this a good idea or bad



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    extremely good idea... the only problem is how much work and money will it take.. IDK of anywhere that offers aftermarked hoods for abody's/// If u are fiberglass worker then it prob wont be that hard,, but i hav no idea where you wuld begin with something like that.... If you do end up trying it,, please x)take pics and post ur progress because i would looove to do the same thing to my 91' ciera because our hoods do wight quite a bit and would really lighten up the whole fron end... anyways good luck, and happy modding!

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    actually i have a better and simpler idea..fabricate the hood from a single piece of sheet aluminum, with bends, and put 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch aluminum tubing frame to support the hinges and hood latches. much lighter than fiberglass IMO and better for the size of the hood

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    yes tru.. but same problem ... Unless you have extremely good sheet metal skills , how are you going to be sure its an exact fit with all the creases and bends ... Im a decent fab and repair guy and have prety good metal working skills... there is nooo way i would try to attempt to make a hood. believe me i have dreamt about it ... That doesnt mean one of you guys cant do it,, so if u can go for it.. rok on!!!!

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    Thanks for all the feed back I will deffinatly post pics when I do make this mod of all the steps. I was also thinking if this goes well of making many more coppies and selling them so people who dont want to/ dont feel they have the skils to do this can have a hood

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