I got a steel aftermarket hood for 99 Canadian dollars by looking in the yellow pages for body supply shops or something like that. It was in my area too. You should be able to do the same. There's no way in hell I'd pay $250 US for even a Ford factory hood!Steve said:Right now I'm looking at 450 shipped for an OEM style CF hood, and about 250 shipped for the actual OEM hood. But even if I get the OEM hood, I'd have to paint it.
I'm actually looking for one for the Tiburon. I was at UWI on Saturday, no such luck with it, all they have is an Elantra wagon, which I got the dual radiator assembly and drivers side airbag from. Do you know of any other good JY's near here? Something with a pull it yourself, preferably.TitoElSpicco said:You can buy my hood for $100.
Then I could buy one at a junkyard for $20.
Hit up "You Wrench It" down by the beach. They always have Escorts, if you just need a replacement hood.
I totally agree with that!siragan said:From an engineering perspective, there's no need to use CF for hoods. CF has a high tensile strength, and if you lay it out in sheets in the right patterns, it can resist various loads. My mountain bike is actually made out of carbon fiber...
but for hoods... all they do is cover stuff. whoever came up with the idea of a cf hood was probably just cashing in on the fad. I've found that many products that come out really aren't well designed from an engineering perspective. They're just hype. CF hoods are hype. There's no need to make a strong hood out of something like CF because it's not held to the chassis rigidly enough to promote structural rigidity.
DOH! I could have sworn I was right about the ZR1 using CF on several body panels in place of the normal fiberglass.. but I just spent some time looking it up at zr1.net and found nothing. Sorry, Brad (and everyone else).. I was just talking out my ass again.MadBrad said:I did not know the ZR1 had CF. Where was the CF?
I did not know the F40 is still the quickest Ferrari. The Enzo is pretty stupifying. Still not as Quick as the F40? Are you talking 1/4 mile or 0-60 or what?
I love little bits of trivia like that. Like Nigel Mansell won the first and the last 3.5 liter race!