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Anyone interested in Plastic hoods for your chevy?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by juanblzer, Sep 14, 2006.

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Would you be interested in a plastic hood

Poll closed Oct 4, 2006.
  1. yes, i'm interested (I'll even pitch in to get the mold done)

    21.4%
  2. i'm interested but i don't want to pitch in

    32.1%
  3. i'm not interested (I dont want to waste the funds)

    25.0%
  4. I'm part of the sheetmetal gang so NO!

    21.4%
  1. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    I want one! They said they'll do a chevy hood.
    I contacted JPoffroad and they said they would need a fiberglass hood to make the mold and it would cost about $1500 to make the mold. Then it would be about $375 per hood
     
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    I would defanetly be interested
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    How much $$$ are we talking to make a one-off hood? I'm thinking of making one out of a metal frame and plexi but that looks pretty trick.
     
  4. juanblzer

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    the price would be:
    a fiberglass hood
    $1500 divided by however many guys would be interested.
     
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    id be interested. would it be a stock style hood, or could they put a 2" cowl or somethin on it?
     
  6. juanblzer

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    if we divided it by 10 people and came up with a hood it would only be 525 a hood.
     
  7. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    those interested could vote on whatever style:
    cowl
    drop center
    stock
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sorry, I'm building a tube thing so I doubt 10 people would want a hood like I'd need.
     
  9. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    these could be cut down:D or narrowed.:weld: :grind: :hack: :yikes:


    have you ever tried to use a cut down sheetmetal hood without hinges? They are heavy. They are also dangerous (I went to the hospital for mine falling on my head, I recieved stitches across my nose for the safety glasses went right into my face when I hit the motor with my face)
     
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    Sorry, it'd be cool for guys with bodies but for $525 there are a LOT of options for a custom piece.
     
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    i'll vote...stock(sleeper look) well i'd probably paint the hood so it wasnt clear except i'd need some type of flex agent:haha:

    cowl..ehh was never a really big fan. they can look cool and be purposful but a lot of people dont need them.
    drop center..could be cool..(like the old prerunner blazers?)
     
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    Even if I had one I would not be able to see through it. My truck is to tall. Or to dirty, you pick. Seems like a show truck kind of thing. what do you gain with that?
     
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    weight reduction.

    If I change my hood I want it to be a cowl hood.
     
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    I'd be interested would it use stock mounting??? also what are we talking year wise?? 73-80 or 81-91 drop center or stock would be my vote everybody is going cowl these days
     
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    why not get a regular fiberglass hood then?
     
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    Fibreglass is only $329 by the way, $380 for the drop down which is what I want. But $525 is with only 10 people, we could probably get more.

    It looks like the hood comes in solid colours too?

    Solid colour, with a drop down style, I'd be interested, IF we brought the price down.

    More importantly though, how much for front fenders. Flexible!!!!:eek1:
     
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    i'm guessing, that with enough guys, the price would come down considerably. I dont want to really pay 525. I'd rather pay 375 for the hood but there is the "setup" cost. I could run fiberglass but it is not as flexible as plastic, or as light.
     
  18. Quackaddict

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    Yeah but you would have to 10 guys with 73-80 then 10 for 81-88 etc.

    I kind of think and this is just me if these guys want to make $$$$ why they don't buy the fiberglass hood and soak up the $1500 then sell the hoods for $400 bet they would make more money than doing it this way this way.

    Kind of like what was said earlier if I want a front fender in fiberglass I am not going to a company and say here is a steel fender I want a fiberglass one.........I am just gonna go find the company that sells fiberglass fenders you know.
     
  19. DEMON44

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    whenever I end up putting the blower in my truck I definately don't want a stock steel hood. I'll cut a hole in a fiberglass for sure, or this plastic stuff would be cool too. I won't have hinges on mine it'll just be pinned.


    Lifting off steel = sucks
     
  20. juanblzer

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    perhaps if we email jpoffroad they could be persuaded to eat the cost and then up the price a bit to offset the setup price.:D
     

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