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03-04-2011 06:40 PM
Rag top bird
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Originally Posted by sqzbox
I don't know man, that back hatch on my 88 formula with the big glass window would take three people to take it off and put it back on.
Yeah I just took one off the other day Im glad mine dont have one
03-02-2011 03:36 AM
sqzbox
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Originally Posted by Rag top bird
I can say that Pontiac has the heaviest hoods and doors I have ever seen the heaviest was a 1974 Grand prix hood
I don't know man, that back hatch on my 88 formula with the big glass window would take three people to take it off and put it back on.
03-01-2011 10:47 PM
87fubar the hood doesn't weight that much its just odd to handle with 1 person but ive not handled alot of these things i think my friends steel hood off his 76 first edition hurst t-top was alittle heavier
03-01-2011 08:49 PM
Rag top bird
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Originally Posted by Cknarf
I want to keep my hood, but it limits what I can do to my engine... I've actually thought about cutting a hole, but I just can't bring myself to do it. My scoops aren't functional. I can honestly say that a fiberglass hood from a 70-75 Formula is the heaviest damn hood I've ever removed in my life. When I first found out mine was fiberglass, I was shocked! I wish mine was functional though...
I can say that Pontiac has the heaviest hoods and doors I have ever seen the heaviest was a 1974 Grand prix hood
02-25-2011 11:43 PM
Cknarf I want to keep my hood, but it limits what I can do to my engine... I've actually thought about cutting a hole, but I just can't bring myself to do it. My scoops aren't functional. I can honestly say that a fiberglass hood from a 70-75 Formula is the heaviest damn hood I've ever removed in my life. When I first found out mine was fiberglass, I was shocked! I wish mine was functional though...
02-24-2011 09:07 PM
87fubar good to know it can be saved an i wont have to look for another
02-24-2011 08:51 PM
ericnova72 Fiberglass Just a matter of patching the hole, smoothing the work, priming and block sanding the entire hood and then Epoxy priming and painting. You could leave it in Epoxy primer if you want the flat black look.

It won't need to be re-gelcoated.

If you know how to worjk with fiberglass it is a piece of cake, your hood can be saved. Bodyshop or even a Marina(boats are fiberglass) could help you.
02-24-2011 07:04 PM
87fubar would it need a complete new coating not shure what you'd call it or would it be more of a paint
02-24-2011 06:23 PM
eloc431962
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Originally Posted by 87fubar
yes its fiberglass
Be a whole lot easier and better to fix IMHO
A good glass man can fix that and you will never know it had a hole in it.

Cole
02-24-2011 06:07 PM
87fubar yes its fiberglass
02-24-2011 05:41 PM
eloc431962
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Originally Posted by joe_padavano
Isn't the dual scoop Formula hood made out of fiberglass??????
Hummm, never thought about that either. You would think the op would know that wouldn't you ?
87fubar is your hood fiberglass??

Cole
02-24-2011 05:23 PM
ericnova72
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Originally Posted by joe_padavano
Isn't the dual scoop Formula hood made out of fiberglass??????
Now that you mention it, I don't know . I know the '70-73 is, and the '77-81 is metal, but IDK about the '74-76 years. If it is fiberglass that makes it even easier to fix.
02-24-2011 05:15 PM
joe_padavano
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Originally Posted by ericnova72
It is possible to weld a piece cut from a stock Firebird hood into the hole to repair it.
Isn't the dual scoop Formula hood made out of fiberglass??????
02-24-2011 05:15 PM
eloc431962
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Originally Posted by ericnova72
It is possible to weld a piece cut from a stock Firebird hood into the hole to repair it. will require good welding skills and bodywork, it would be best to take it to the best oldtime bodyman in your area and pay them to do it if you are serious about saving it.

Not the place you want a rookie or less experienced welder doing the welding, very easy to warp it and ruin it.
X2 couldn't agree more Eric. I had a buddy that had his challenger hood repaired and it looked good for a year or so and that's being nice because really you could notice where it was repaired at if you looked and didn't have to look hard either. There are some people out there that can do this and it will really look good but it might cost a bit.


Cole
02-24-2011 05:09 PM
ericnova72 It is possible to weld a piece cut from a stock Firebird hood into the hole to repair it. will require good welding skills and bodywork, it would be best to take it to the best oldtime bodyman in your area and pay them to do it if you are serious about saving it.

Not the place you want a rookie or less experienced welder doing the welding, very easy to warp it and ruin it.
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