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Old 10-12-2013, 10:31 PM   #1
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Glass bolt on cowl hood worth it?

Hey everybody,just wanted to let you know abut a cowl hood I bought from ebay I done the research after I bought it(not the best) but I seen a lot of neg comments from the vender hoods4sale from Cincinnati,ohio I live 2 hours from Cincy so I picked it up
If your looking for a cheap cowl hood for your racecar,it is fine(I was)
The hood fits pretty good ,the holes in mine for the rear was not cut out,but nothing a body saw cant do The top is smooth,but will still need to work to paint The under side is rough,some chips and places where the fiberglass stuck to the mold and pulled it off,and cracks I will have to fill Its worse than I really wanted under,but does work with stock struts and you can put stock latch up front I am going to use hood pins for safety
The guys ID is hoods4sale It was $215 picked up with tax Which is about $400 cheaper than the competitors so that's what I went with
The guy is not very helpful and kinda dry The building looks terrible and dark,no name on it He not much of a sales person NOt a good attitude at all(just a warning)
But if your looking for a hood for cheap,it works for me
Just my 2 cents,that might help you
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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I thought this would be some good info for those buying off ebay since I was close to go get it and check it out
Guess not everybody thinks the same
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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Re: Glass bolt on cowl hood worth it?

IIRC
There is a thread about this company // guy.
Changed the co. name a few times or uses // used several names on ebay.
If this is the same entity, you are probably the only 1 who is satisfied.
Hopefully you dont spend days on end fitting or sanding thru to glass trying to get acceptable paint surface, or even be on the road & the hood just peels apart in laminate sections.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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Re: Glass bolt on cowl hood worth it?

In your situation concerning a hood that only cost $215.00 you can play with it and make it fit your application but I would not take any chances and install front hood pins.

Personally I only care for a steel hood on my car. Here’s what I recommend at a later date if that one does not work out. I have the Goodmark.Nothing wrong with the other two. If you don't want steel than at least pick one with a reputation for quality be fore you do any costly painting or series racing.


http://www.summitracing.com/search/d...rder=Ascending
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Hey thanks for the input I know about him changing names,but after I bought it Wasn't going to back out on it I agree on steel hoods,but this is a race only car and I saved 35lbs off front end Yes it will need some work and im not real happy with the quality but you do get what you pay for and for me 200 bucks for a 4inch cowl hood was a steal
I do plan on hood pins also Im have BBC in car now and im switching to a 6.0 ls to save more weight Im planning to run the LSX challenge series,in the rumble class NMCA
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Re: Glass bolt on cowl hood worth it?

It would be nice if you placed a photo or two of the car and under the hood of the car.
With a 4in cowl you might be able to run a filter something like this .The second photo is of mine with a 2in cowl.


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Hey thanks for the input I know about him changing names,but after I bought it Wasn't going to back out on it I agree on steel hoods,but this is a race only car and I saved 35lbs off front end Yes it will need some work and im not real happy with the quality but you do get what you pay for and for me 200 bucks for a 4inch cowl hood was a steal
I do plan on hood pins also Im have BBC in car now and im switching to a 6.0 ls to save more weight Im planning to run the LSX challenge series,in the rumble class NMCA
I get what youre saying!!
What headers // manifolds are you using with the bigblock?
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:01 PM   #8
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Re: Glass bolt on cowl hood worth it?

Ron that is one nice BBC setup you have! Very clean and nicely done
I have BBC now but going to put 6.0 ls in to run the NMCA LSX class Always wanted to do something like that They have a LSX Rumble class that's a bracket/index class
I will get some pics of hood and put them up
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