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post #71 of 170 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 10:59 AM
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post #72 of 170 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
^^^^Damn.....You want action..Thats cool, I understand. Well, I received my hood today and it is niceeeeee. The crease in the middle looks actually good. I was worried about that too. But guess what? Its dented.F@#k, oh well, Ill have another one sent out...Sorry for the sh*tty pic

I really like the looks of the hood. Sorry to hear about the ship damage but that refunded money could go to your body guy. PLEASE post up some pics of the underside of the hood. Does it look like the Stock Hood Insulator pad will mount to it? What do you think of the overall quality of the hood and does it look like they just welded a scoop onto a stock hood or was the entire hood molded this way? I do like how they finished up the back cowl area. looks very clean. Could be a good candidate for some Z34 Vents....hmmmmm?

Not too concerned with the Cowl Indiction part of it as much as the looks. My car goes fast, but it weighs over 2 Tons I like the look and function of my stock/modified air inlet setup and not looking to change that but enhance it. I have some ideas for a Ram Air type setup to push some more air up into the stock air box area and do it a little discretely.

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post #73 of 170 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bigakphilly View Post
Hate to throw another loop in here and not trying to thread jack but didnt see the sense of starting a new one for a quick question. Ive done some searching but really just need a solid answer. Anyway, I have a "garbage" fiberglass ram air hood for my 96imp. Are the factory struts to strong or something or will I have to go to the pick-n-rob for F-Body struts. Whats going on there. Thanks
Lookin forward to seeing that hood with some better angled pics. Should be nice.
that would be correct... it may be fine for now, but you definitely want different hood struts. they will crack that "GARBAGE" hood of yours, since its made out of the great fiberglass. also, invest in some fiberglass repair kit. the corners of that hood will chip

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post #74 of 170 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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this new hood iis all steel , so no worries im getting on for my buildup

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FYI...I have a few pics on my raceline thread
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post #77 of 170 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 10:28 PM
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They are willing to knock off $100 bucks.
Insurance on the shipping?

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post #78 of 170 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 02:52 PM
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How about some pics of underneath the hood? Curious to see the possibilities of moving the air from the cowl to the front.

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looking into one myself, LETS SEE PICS!!!!!
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post #80 of 170 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 05:18 PM
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The E-bay seller says the top piece is a new 1 piece stamping mated to a factory style underside. I also really like this hood and would like to get one, but I'm worried that is is the same quality as most of the Chinese made thin sheetmetal replacement hoods that you see everywhere since the GM hoods are no longer made. I don't care if the factory hood pad or light can't be mounted, I just want a good looking quality made hood that fits nice and needs minimal prep before paint.

Please post some pics of the underside and tell us how well it fits. How thick is the sheetmetal compared to stock?


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