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Carbon Fibre Hood? #11115 Apr 5, 6:29pm Apr 5, 6:29pm
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Carbon Fibre Hood?
i want my Hood/hoodscoop to look like this:

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a carbon fibre Hood is out of my current price range (rims next). instead i was thinking of going to the scrap yard and finding an 02 black celica, taking the Hood, slapping it onto my car, and add the silver raised hoodscoop.
will save several hundred dollars, and i don't care for the carbon fibre look. what do you think?


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Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: Pete00] #11116 Apr 5, 6:41pm Apr 5, 6:41pm
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idk, when i see cars like that, it makes them look unstylish and also makes it look like your Hood was destroyed and you had a replacement on. Carbon Fiber would be sweet.


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Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: VSGTS14] #11117 Apr 5, 9:33pm Apr 5, 9:33pm
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Some of the reason for the Carbon Fiber Hood other than looks, is that most of them don't dent, and they are lighter than stock hoods.

Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #11118 Apr 5, 9:59pm Apr 5, 9:59pm
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about how many pounds lighter is the oem style carbon fiber Hood compared to the stock Hood? confused

Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: vejita_13] #11119 Apr 5, 10:01pm Apr 5, 10:01pm
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whenever i see a nonblack car driving down the road with a black Hood, i think, "whoa! carbon fiber Hood, sweet!" but then if i later find out that its just a black Hood, i feel tricked into giving praise where it isnt due. You should just save up for the carbon fiber Hood, then your scheme would look good. And its like spiderman said, it drops a good amount of wait as well.


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Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: ryansceli] #11120 Apr 7, 12:03am Apr 7, 12:03am
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the carbon fiber are pretty light since they are made of fiberglass I think instead of whatever stock is made of. Usually need Hood pins to hold them down, but not always.


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Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: VSGTS14] #11121 Apr 7, 12:36am Apr 7, 12:36am
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Carbon fibre Hood is not made of fiberglass... it's made of carbon fibre... It's a kind of fibre (very durable), and the manufacturer would put a clear coat on it. it's about 1/3 of the stock Hood's weight.


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Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: Celicamix] #11122 Apr 6, 2:28pm Apr 6, 2:28pm
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Actually I belive some carbon fiber hoods are layered with a fiberglass resin underneath the carbon fiber. I actually watched the process on a video.


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Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: Celicatastrophe] #11123 Apr 6, 2:49pm Apr 6, 2:49pm
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yea, the Hood is fiber glass coated with carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is not a thick material, it's like a tight woven netting of whatever over the Hood. i really don't know.


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Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: VSGTS14] #11124 Apr 6, 3:32pm Apr 6, 3:32pm
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carbon fiber this should explain what carbon fiber is. thumbsup


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Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: ryansceli] #11125 Apr 6, 8:39pm Apr 6, 8:39pm
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i agree with ryansceli 100% if i found out it wasnt carbon fiber, id be a little pissed. save up for carbon fiber man. if youre cheap about things youre just going to make a typical rice burner. quality=$$$.

Re: Carbon Fibre Hood? [Re: eNinja] #11126 Apr 6, 11:25pm Apr 6, 11:25pm
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thanks for the tips all, and nice link ryan! thumbsup


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Quote:
Originally posted by TRDGTS014:
yea, the hood is fiber glass coated with carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is not a thick material, it's like a tight woven netting of whatever over the hood. i really don't know.
actually.. if you look from the bottom side of the carbon fiber Hood, up and through it into the light... you can basically see through the weaves (like as if you were to do the same thing with your t-shirt or a beach towel)

I don't know of any automotive fiberglass that lets you do thatrolleyes


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