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Old 08-10-2004, 04:03 PM
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steel weighs too much

Where can i get fiberglass body panels and especially an aftermarket hood for my 1966 chevy truck..Any hood ive found goes from 67 on up!

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Old 08-10-2004, 04:12 PM
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Just have Randy Ferguson make you an aluminum tilt front end.
It would triple the value of the truck when you sold it.
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Old 08-10-2004, 07:45 PM
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Of course an aluminum front made by Randy would be ultra cool and light. But other than that, I have to tell you, fiberglass would likely be a big waste of money.

Let's start with the weight issue. A fiberglass front end will only be a few pounds lighter than the steel. Unless it is a "race weight" product that is very thin with limited reinforcments, it just doesn't save that much weight. Those lightweight fiberglass set ups are a nightmare on a street car and are not going to last.

Unless you are draging your truck and have it down to running a very consistant time within a tenth of a second or so, you would see NO difference what so ever. More over, without that consistant time, you surely couldn't measure how much better it was.

The thing is, it ain't worth the money or trouble.
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ummmm....are new trucks made from steel anyways?
lol. I can say without a doubt that there is a BIG difference between late and early model cars and trucks and the materials used.

I remember reading in a welding manual of some sort that the newer cars are made from a different steel or specially treated steel.
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