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Old 07-23-2016, 10:58 AM   #1
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Hood & deck replacement with CF or Fiberglass?

Anybuddy have experience with replacing heavy metal hood or rear deck lid with either Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass? If so what brand or product fits the best with the least amount of hassle? Considering replacing both with lightweight components. Any help appreciated. If there already is a thread covering this please refer me to it and ignore this post. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-23-2016, 11:13 AM   #2
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Allen; I know Pedro has one on his car. Haven't checked his site though for info.
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:20 PM   #3
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My hood is CF, my trunk is FG. Both are from Porsche Tails Wings and Spoilers & Body Kits for 911, 930, 993, 996 E36 E46 BMW body parts: Lexan Race Glass Windshield
Some adjustment was necessary, but the body shop said they were impressed, and that most of what they saw from MAShaw was good.
The CF hood weighs 8lbs. Big weight savings! Not sure of the diff on the rear.
The stock latches can be used, but it's kinda iffy. I went with aluminum pins for additional weight savings and a solid closure.
Be aware, though, the cf hood expands a bit when it sits in the hot sun and then bulges up a bit.


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