Fiberglass Body Parts & Cold Weather - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2005, 10:50 PM
T7SuperBee's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Salmo, BC
Age: 40
Posts: 9
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Fiberglass Body Parts & Cold Weather

Hey Guys!

New member here, so here is my first question!

I am building/restoring a 1969 Super Bee, and I just picked up a bolt on Six Pack hood for the car. Ive not painted it yet, but Ive mounted it on the car to see how it looks.

Anyway, my question is, how does cold weather affect aftermarket fiberglass? The car is in my garage all winter, but it gets really cold in there at times... Im talking -30C at the lowest.

I know that they use fiberglass on new cars, and some cars like 'Vettes are made from it, so I figure Im pretty safe, but I'm curious anyway!


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2005, 04:42 AM
302 Z28's Avatar  
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Texas
Posts: 10,941
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 119 Times in 100 Posts
Not to worry, in extreme cold climates though the fiberglass can be easier to break due to inflexibility.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2005, 11:29 AM
Bee4Me's Avatar
Problem Child,Hard Case

Last journal entry: Strangest job I've ever done
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ARK.
Age: 60
Posts: 1,773
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Cool,Another 'Bee on the board. I'm doing my T3 currently.

As for the glass hood,You gonna do it flat black or paint it body color?

Reason is, I am on my 2nd ram air glass hood on my Ram as the first one (97) started showing "spots" or raised circles at various places and I talked with the dealership P&B mgr. who's opinion was that the hood wasn't blocked right and they contacted the upfitter co. who did the hood and they sent a replacement. This was in 99. I've recently noticed similar "spotting" although not as noticeable returning. I know the "6-Pack" hood is a little different animal as it's basically a shell,but would be concerned especially if your duplicating the body color, with doing a primo prep job on it first.
Hopefully one of the pro's here can enlighten us.
My Ramcharger hood has been bent up,as in hood flew up possibly?, and I'm going to get some pic's up later as to repairs and if it's not really possible to get it straight am considering the glass one as well.Mike.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-26-2005, 06:16 PM
T7SuperBee's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Salmo, BC
Age: 40
Posts: 9
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey Guys!

Wow, with the server upgrades, it looks like I picked the wrong time to ask a question!

Anyway, thanks for the replies guys!

Im going to be painting the hood flat black with DP90. I think that the black should go quite well with the dark bronze colour of the body.

Its an AAR Fiberglass hood, so its supposed to be the best that you can get, so hopefully there will be no issues with those spots you mentioned!

Thanks again guys!
Paul Cassar
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
55 Chevy Fiberglass Body tccad Body - Exterior 8 10-25-2004 12:57 PM
Advice? Truck running very bad in cold weather. firewood Engine 8 11-10-2003 05:30 PM
74 chevy pu body parts namless_m Body - Exterior 0 12-11-2002 01:03 PM
Fiberglass parts. tetzlaff Body - Exterior 8 09-22-2002 01:55 PM
fiberglass body parts dusterbd Body - Exterior 4 09-19-2002 08:31 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.