Hood Thoughts

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Exterior Upgrades' started by Iqoniq, May 19, 2020.

  1. Iqoniq

    Iqoniq SHO Member

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    So, I plan to do some fiberglass/CF fabbing and one of the things I'll be fabbing is a hood for the MKS (and maybe for the Taurus). To do this I'll be making some molds and whatnot. The question, though, is the sort of hood I would ultimately make a mold of.

    I'm of the mind that a stock-appearance hood would end up being the best choice. If anyone wanted one, they could mod it in their image after they picked it up. The way I see it, I might not like the hood scoop Bob likes, and he might not like the vents Sarah likes, and I might not like any of that stuff.

    But no matter what we liked, the hood's weight savings would still exist as a base for anyone.
     
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    Jbeck I have NO IDEA what I'm doing!! Supporting Member

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    most people when spending the money for a fiberglass/CF hood will go either a stock or cowl type...some people like the stock look and others like the more aggressive looks....that being said 2 molds would be the most logical way to go.

    just my $ .02
     
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    skyshadow07 On a mission to get below 4000lbs

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    I have the Duraflex GT500 V2 hood in fiberglass. I would be down for the same hood built right and super lightweight in CF.
     
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    It's almost the easiest major body part to mold. I'm going to do some smaller stuff first to figure out the process and iron out problems, but as of right now, I absolutely plan to make a hood out of fg/c.f.

    Probably other body panels too.

    But one project at a time, heh.
     
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    skyshadow07 On a mission to get below 4000lbs

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    If you are serous about replicating parts in CF, I would pay for CF fenders, sunroof plug and trunk.
     
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    One long-range obstacle for you would be that I have a MKS, and that would be the first stuff I did. Now, if I were comfortable with my skills after that, I would get my hands on Taurus parts to service that market.

    And realistically, it would be expensive because everything would be laid by hand unless a company picked up the design. I guess I could waive labor if I were just doing it for the love.

    It's certainly something I have to come up with a plan for. But if I get myself to the position where I feel like I can offer a quality piece of work, I'll certainly offer my services to the few that would be interested.

    I know I'm going to lay FG first, because it's cheaper. Once I feel good about FG, I'll move to C.F. and learn what's different about that material. I've used FG before, but not on a large body part. I modified a PT cruiser hood to look like an SRT-4 hood, but I never got to the mold part.
     
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