97 cobra hood

Discussion in 'Exterior and Interior' started by GreenCobra, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. GreenCobra

    GreenCobra New Member

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    Hi you all knowledgeable peeps, just discovered that my Hood (Bonnet to us Brits!) is I believe Fibreglass!
    Is this a Stock feature?
    Thanks :)
     
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    CC'S95GT Legend

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    YES.
     
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    Z06killinsbf Active Member

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    Well isn't it actually some form of other fiber? I remember someone recently getting into a long discussion about this. But yes, the "fiberglass" hood is factory and should have a Ford stamp on the driverside brace.
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Moved to exteriors, had nothing to do with a 4v :)
     
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    It's sheet molded composite "SMC" it's basically fiberglass but with much longer fibers and is pressed/stamped instead of laid up into a mold. Same stuff Corvette bodies and lots of 4th gen F-body panels are made out of. Strong but usually heavier than fiberglass. I believe the long discussion you speak of was the one surrounding me violating my stock hood with a cut-off wheel to save weight. There are 3 big steel plates in the stock hoods, one around the latch, and one that each hinge bolts to.