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fiberglass hood?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    less weight is always a good thing. =p Does anyone know where I could find a fiberglass hood for my 85 for less than $450? Seems like when I see them, and its rare, they are HELLA spendy. Whats up with that?

    J


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  2. Seventy4Blazer

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    if you remove some of the bracing and the springs, add a prop rod(pain sometimes to use but hey) and hood pins then you can get almost the same weight.
    try here they might have one for a good price. i have seen a few of thier hoods, i like them. clean and crisp.
    good quality for the ones i have seen
    http://www.up22.com/
    Grant


    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
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    Try <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jcwhitney.com/product.jhtml?CATID=156333&amp;BQ=jcw2&amp;_requestid=132165>J C Whitney</a>

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    I got a fiberglass hood for my Chevelle for $300 from GlassTek, (630)978-9897. My brother works for Team Performance he helped to get the price down. PM me if you want to get hold of my brother.

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    It's a wheelbase thing, you wouldn't understand.
     
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    Here are some off-road 'glass companies:
    www.hannemannfiberglass.com/index.html
    www.jmartin.net/goose
     
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    Try Unlimited. I think they have them for 300 bucks.

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    wish i had my blazer done and about 8000 to spend on the fiberglass tub, tilt hood and tailgate.
    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
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    Don't we all!! No rust, EVER!!

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    just lots more work when you rub a rock.
    i do fiberglass on H/uH-1N (helicopter) from time to time. i dont mind doing it. matter of fact i like it. but i would hate to re-glass the side of my blazer. i would rather cut and weld something like that.
    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
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    One neat thing I did find on that site was a fiberglass half cab for the 73, 74, or 75 Blazers. I didn't think anyone still made those...[​IMG]
    $800 though so I guess you really gotta want one.

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    It's good you mentioned seeing that there. I looked at their page a year ago or so and didn't see it before. It's nice to know I can find a replacement for mine if need be [​IMG] Cheaper than the other company that used to sell them too.

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    LOL, you were who I thought of when I saw that! I'd never seen one until I saw your half top...

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    yeah, rocks and fiberglass DONT mix...then again, if rocks are rubbing on top of my hood, I prolly have more problems than replacing a body panel. Avalanche or rolling...either way. ;)

    J


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