Search



Go Back   Third Generation F-Body Message Boards > Tech Boards > Fabrication
Register Forgot Password?

Fabrication Custom fabrication ideas and concepts ranging from body kits, interior work, driveline tech, and much more.

Welcome to ThirdGen.org!
Welcome to ThirdGen.org.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join the ThirdGen.org community today!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-31-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 32
Car: 1988 CHEVY CAMARO
Engine: 305
Transmission: AUTO

Classifieds Rating: (0)
NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

SO I BOUGHT A HOOD OFF EBAY, ITS THE FIBERGLASS 3' COWL SVO HOOD, IT WAS ONLY $290+$100 BUCKS FOR SHIPPING, NOW I KNEW THIS WASNT A GOOD IDEA,THE PRICE WAS TO CHEAP AND ALL OF THE HOODS HE SOLD WAS SOLD AS PRIVATE SO YOU COULDN'T SEE WHAT HOOD ANYONE BOUGHT UNDER HIS NEG FEEDBACK, I JUST COULDN'T RESIST GETTING THIS HOOD. I LOVED THAT IT WAS A 3'COWL WITH THE SS HOOD LOOK ON TOP OF COWL. SHIPPING WAS FAST (ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THE PURCHASE) SO AS SOON AS I GOT IT I PUT IT ON TO SEE HOW MUCH WORK WOULD REALLY NEED TO BE DONE, IT WAS BAD THERE WERE 3/4 TO 1 INCH GAPS ON EACH SIDE OF HOOD ,WOULDN'T SIT ALL THE WAY DOWN NEAR THE WINDSHIELD CAUSE THE COWL HIT WIPERS AND VENTS.NOW I EXPECTED THERE TO BE ALOT OF WORK, I CAN FIX THE GAPS AND CUT THE BOTTOM OF COWL, BUT THE PROBLEM WAS LOOKING FROM THE SIDE OF CAR THE MIDDLE OF THE HOOD ARCHED UP OVER THE FENDER ABOUT AN INCH, U COULD SEE IN THROUGH THE HOOD FROM STANDING ON SIDE OF CAR IT WAS TERRIBLE. THAT'S A HARD ONE TO FIX, IF IT COULD BE FIXED AT ALL AND STILL LOOK GOOD ON MY CAR, SO WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK OF THE LOOK OF THE HOOD, OTHER THAN THE ISSUES WITH FITMENT,
Attached Images
File Type: jpg photo-5.JPG (445.2 KB, 412 views)
File Type: jpg photo-4.JPG (546.6 KB, 257 views)
File Type: jpg photo-6.JPG (411.9 KB, 460 views)
GLENNDALE83 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
Supreme Member
 
Pillsbry10's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 1,965
Car: 1992 Camaro RS 25th Anniversary
Engine: 3.4L v6 with a t3/t4 Turbo
Transmission: T-5 Conversion
Axle/Gears: 3.23 SLP Limited Slip

Classifieds Rating: (1)

Send a message via AIM to Pillsbry10 Send a message via Yahoo to Pillsbry10
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

you get what you pay for

but on a serious note re-type that without the caps on, its impossible to read

theres a good chance that its hitting your washer bottle and coolant bottle, itll be hard to see with the nose on but see if you can look in between the hood and nose with a flashlight to see if its hitting anything.

mine hit the wipers a bit too...thats easy enough to trim down.

fiberglass....gotta love it
__________________
¤º°`°º¤ø¤º°*`·:·. ¸ ·:·´§teven `·:·.¸ ·:·´*°º¤ø¤º° `°º¤
1992 Camaro RS 25th Anniversary
3.1L~3.4L t3/t4 Turbo Conversion
5 Speed Conversion
3.1 = 133hp and 178 tq =)
3.4 = 174hp and 210 tq N/A 3.4Turbo = ?
Pillsbry10 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 10:26 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 32
Car: 1988 CHEVY CAMARO
Engine: 305
Transmission: AUTO

Classifieds Rating: (0)
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

NO ITS NOT HITTING ANYTHING UNDER HOOD, JUST A CRAPPY HOOD,, I KNEW IT WOULD BE, I JUST REALLY LIKED THE LOOK OF THE HOOD, SO I DECIDED TO CUT UP HOOD AND ATTACH TO MY STEEL IROC HOOD, POST MORE PICS WHEN DONE
Attached Images
File Type: jpg photo-7.JPG (524.7 KB, 133 views)
File Type: jpg photo-9.JPG (480.2 KB, 238 views)
GLENNDALE83 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 10:39 PM   #4
Supreme Member
 
Pillsbry10's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 1,965
Car: 1992 Camaro RS 25th Anniversary
Engine: 3.4L v6 with a t3/t4 Turbo
Transmission: T-5 Conversion
Axle/Gears: 3.23 SLP Limited Slip

Classifieds Rating: (1)

Send a message via AIM to Pillsbry10 Send a message via Yahoo to Pillsbry10
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

attaching fiberglass to steel usually doesnt turn out well or last a long time without cracking.
__________________
¤º°`°º¤ø¤º°*`·:·. ¸ ·:·´§teven `·:·.¸ ·:·´*°º¤ø¤º° `°º¤
1992 Camaro RS 25th Anniversary
3.1L~3.4L t3/t4 Turbo Conversion
5 Speed Conversion
3.1 = 133hp and 178 tq =)
3.4 = 174hp and 210 tq N/A 3.4Turbo = ?
Pillsbry10 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 11:59 PM   #5
Supreme Member
 
Dante93GTZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 2,866
Car: 1991 Z28
Engine: LB9
Transmission: WC T5
Axle/Gears: 2.73

Classifieds Rating: (5)

Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Sounds like you missed the threads on this Ebay seller:

http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/po...30-post10.html
http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/af...eh-suck-2.html

The hoods are total garbage - Honestly, with as low quality as the materials were to begin with, I'd recommend not wasting your time with molding this crap on your factory hood.
Dante93GTZ is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 12:00 AM   #6
Member
 
85Z28NOS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 337
Car: 85 Z28 / 90 Firebird
Engine: 350 HSR / 3.1
Transmission: T56 / 700R4
Axle/Gears: 3.42/3.23

Classifieds Rating: (1)
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

All glass hoods require alot of alignment tweeking to get them to fit decent. I have a harwood bolt on 3"cowl hood and it took half a day, even had to slot the front latch mount holes more to allow the hood to drop down low enough to sit correctly. Basicly a big pain in the butt, but I do believe the cheaper hoods original molds dont fit our cars as close as we would like. My buddy works at a fiberglass shop and he is always complaing about the way fiberglass warps out of shape
85Z28NOS is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 12:16 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 32
Car: 1988 CHEVY CAMARO
Engine: 305
Transmission: AUTO

Classifieds Rating: (0)
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dante93GTZ View Post
Sounds like you missed the threads on this Ebay seller:

http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/po...30-post10.html
http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/af...eh-suck-2.html

The hoods are total garbage - Honestly, with as low quality as the materials were to begin with, I'd recommend not wasting your time with molding this crap on your factory hood.
YA I SAW THOSE THREADS, BUT IT WAS AFTER I BOUGHT THE HOOD, SO BY THE TIME IT ARIVED I KNEW I WOULD HAVE PROBLEMS
GLENNDALE83 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 05:42 AM   #8
Supreme Member
 
drknow90rs_ss@y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wittman,Az
Posts: 2,825
Car: 90 RS Camaro, 85 Trans Am, 86 IROC
Engine: 427 ci LS1/383 FI/305 TPI
Transmission: T-56/ T-56/ 700R4

Classifieds Rating: (3)
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Man that sucks! Sorry to hear you got treated like that! This should go in "Aftermarket product review" section.
drknow90rs_ss@y is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 11:17 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
1BADRZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: MN
Posts: 697
Car: 1982 Camaro
Engine: 555 BBC
Transmission: TSI Glide
Axle/Gears: Aluminum Moser 3.89

Classifieds Rating: (2)

Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

I have 40 hours in my VFN hood. Fiberglass takes time to make straight.
1BADRZ28 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 12:02 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 751
Car: 1991 Z28
Engine: 5.7 TPI
Transmission: 700R4

Classifieds Rating: (0)
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Take the CAPS lock off!!
micktroup2 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 10:12 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Timinsk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 898
Car: 1989 Camaro RS
Engine: 305 TBI
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 3.23 LS

Classifieds Rating: (9)
Send a message via AIM to Timinsk Send a message via MSN to Timinsk Send a message via Yahoo to Timinsk
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Quote:
Originally Posted by micktroup2 View Post
Take the CAPS lock off!!
Timinsk is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 12:10 AM   #12
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,040
Car: 1991 Firebird
Engine: 3.1L +bolt ons
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: Moser forged, 3.73, SLP posi

Classifieds Rating: (4)

Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Hoodz 4 sale from da hood....
__________________

Any idiot can make a fast v8. It takes a real idiot to make a fast v6.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Project 3.4 Camaro View Post
The only thing it will make go fast is your $.
jensen73110 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 01:14 PM   #13
Supreme Member
 
travis401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Arlington, Tx
Posts: 3,524
Car: 91 Camaro RS
Engine: empty bay (for now)
Transmission: Built T-56
Axle/Gears: 3.42 stock posi disc

Classifieds Rating: (1)
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Honestly, I think that hood looks like crap anyway. It looks like someone just threw on a small ss style scoop on top of a cowl and called it a day.
travis401 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 02:50 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 424
Car: '87 Z-28
Engine: LB9
Transmission: T56
Axle/Gears: 3.42

Classifieds Rating: (0)
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pillsbry10 View Post
re-type that without the caps on, its impossible to read
el_muerte is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 05:42 PM   #15
Member
 
Camaro305SB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 446
Car: 87 Camaro
Engine: 305 LG4 (H)
Transmission: 700r4
Axle/Gears: 2.73

Classifieds Rating: (0)
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Thanks for the heads up, but no one has to tell me not to buy an aftermarket fiberglass hood off ebay for 290 bucks. Shipping costs isn't necessarilly their fault.
Camaro305SB is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 07:10 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: East Haven, Connecticut
Posts: 696
Car: 89 Camaro/ 02 GC Overland
Engine: 355 V8/ 4.7 HO V8
Transmission: T5/ 545RE
Axle/Gears: 10 Bolt 3.73/ Dana 30, Dana 44 3.73

Classifieds Rating: (2)
Send a message via AIM to camaro430sut
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Quote:
Originally Posted by GLENNDALE83 View Post
NO ITS NOT HITTING ANYTHING UNDER HOOD, JUST A CRAPPY HOOD,, I KNEW IT WOULD BE, I JUST REALLY LIKED THE LOOK OF THE HOOD, SO I DECIDED TO CUT UP HOOD AND ATTACH TO MY STEEL IROC HOOD, POST MORE PICS WHEN DONE
And there goes 390 bucks down the drain....
camaro430sut is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 32
Car: 1988 CHEVY CAMARO
Engine: 305
Transmission: AUTO

Classifieds Rating: (0)
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Quote:
Originally Posted by camaro430sut View Post
And there goes 390 bucks down the drain....
its been a year now with the fiberglass scoop on the iroc hood, for $290 bucks looks awesome, if it last me 3-5years ill be happy. hell 3 years i dont care, if it cracks ill get a new hood, im sure ill want to change it by then anyways, atleast if i want to change it. i wont be out $600
__________________
GLENNDALE83 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 751
Car: 1991 Z28
Engine: 5.7 TPI
Transmission: 700R4

Classifieds Rating: (0)
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

You aren't out $600 for sure. But if you have to replace it again, $390 X 2 =....
micktroup2 is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2012, 02:32 PM   #19
Supreme Member
 
Johnny Blaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 3,441
Car: 1971 Camaro
Engine: 427
Transmission: TKO600
Axle/Gears: 3.73

Classifieds Rating: (15)

Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Quote:
Originally Posted by travis401 View Post
Honestly, I think that hood looks like crap anyway. It looks like someone just threw on a small ss style scoop on top of a cowl and called it a day.
x2
Johnny Blaze is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #20
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: miami, florida
Posts: 1,837

Classifieds Rating: (0)

Send a message via AIM to vwdave Send a message via Yahoo to vwdave
Re: NEW HOOD OFF EBAY, DO NOT BUY FROM HOODS4SALE

Im the OP from one of those threads. That hood was one of the largest reasons for my lack of interest in my car.
vwdave is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2012, 07:14 PM
ThirdGen
1992 Camaro




Paid Advertisement


Reply

Go Back   Third Generation F-Body Message Boards > Tech Boards > Fabrication

Tags
bad, buy, camaro, ebay, fiberglass, hood, hoods, hoods4sale, liberty, libertyglass, pics, post, purchase, svo, t3
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 


1982 Camaro '82 || 1983 Camaro '83 || 1984 Camaro '84 || 1985 Camaro '85 || 1986 Camaro '86 || 1987 Camaro '87 || 1988 Camaro '88 || 1989 Camaro '89 || 1990 Camaro '90 || 1991 Camaro '91 || 1992 Camaro '92


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content copyright © 1997 - 2014 ThirdGen.org. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced without the expressed, documented, and written consent of ThirdGen.org's Administrators.

Emails & Contact Details