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Post by 77mali on Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:57 pm

Anyone know what the weight of the factory hoods are for our Chevelles?

Anyone got a weight of a Fiberglass Repro w/ the small cowl (2" maybe?)?

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Post by Joe73 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:15 pm

I have an all fiberglass L88 style hood on my chevelle. It doesnt weigh much at all. Way lighter than stock.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:37 pm

77mali wrote:Anyone know what the weight of the factory hoods are for our Chevelles?

Anyone got a weight of a Fiberglass Repro w/ the small cowl (2" maybe?)?


I have the VFN 2" and it says 13 pounds on website but I would say street use hood with the low tension springs bring it to 18 maybe nineteen pounds .....The original steel hood I would estimate at 58 Pounds

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Post by 77mali on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:20 pm

Thanks!

Where did U get the glass one? I've seen them price wise running from $300-$450. Don't know if it's just thickness affecting the price? Do you like yours or do you think it's flimsy?
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:27 pm

No I like it alot I got mine very cheap local off ebay you will hate me if I told you what I ended up paying but lets just say I had about as much cost as I did hood cost picking it up LOL

It is a VFN hood and I love the fit and quality, could have a little thicker on the bulge but I can do that in house here before I start running it on the SE

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Post by pila on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:17 pm

I've been working on the hood for my Elco. I think I'll weigh it before I bolt it back on. May be interesting to see how much it actually weighs. I know it's hard to handle alone.

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Post by 77mali on Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:34 pm

pila wrote:I've been working on the hood for my Elco. I think I'll weigh it before I bolt it back on. May be interesting to see how much it actually weighs. I know it's hard to handle alone.

That would be super!
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Post by pila on Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:43 pm

I haven't weighed it yet.....I have to wait until someone is around to help me lift it & set it on the scales. But I WILL weigh it. Very Happy

I did weigh one of the doors though, and it went 115 lbs without the inside door panel./arm rest etc
Luckily a friend has a door hanging rack with casters on it, that makes it easy to bolt it on the body.

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Post by Limey SE on Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:18 pm

well I will weigh it saturday when I change the hood from the SE LOL WOOT WOOT

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:51 pm


I did weigh one of the doors though, and it went 115 lbs without the inside door panel./arm rest etc
Luckily a friend has a door hanging rack with casters on it, that makes it easy to bolt it on the body.[/quote]

That falls in line with my scale that read about 118 lbs with the interior door panel. All I know is they weigh a ton and are very hard to move around by yourself. Did this friend of yours make the door hanging rack? Might be interested in knowing more about it for my project.
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Post by texan01 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:03 am

my buddy and I learned to use an engine hoist on his 84 Monte doors. I imagine my 4 doors weigh a bit less each than a the coupe doors.

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Post by pila on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:30 am

I used an engine hoist to remove the doors. I would think that if the door is balanced OK, that a hoist would work to bolt them back on too.
The door hoist I used was a body shop item, and I don't know where my buddy got it. I'll ask when I see him.

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Post by 77mali on Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:43 am

No wonder the doors all sag...those hinge pins are begging for mercy affraid
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Post by pila on Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:22 am

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post by Limey SE on Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:16 pm

19 pounds for the Bolt on 2" cowl hood and about 46 or 47 for the Steel Hood


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Post by pila on Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:01 pm

Thanks Limey
I guess I figured it would weigh more. Likely because it's awkward to handle. The light weight glass hood sounds like I should look into getting one in the future, to take some weight off of the front end.

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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:39 pm

Well that answers that! TY Limey- Sure felt heavier than 47. So the hood minus the doors in all fiberglass will get you about 250 lbs lighter.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:35 pm

pila wrote:Thanks Limey
I guess I figured it would weigh more. Likely because it's awkward to handle. The light weight glass hood sounds like I should look into getting one in the future, to take some weight off of the front end.

Bill

Dont forget if you get one from VFN fiberglass in Chicago area I get a discount there

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