Superior construction makes a superior product
The hoods top finish is made with a gray custom blended sandable type of gellcoat.
Designed exclusively for superior paint adhesion.
The micro-pores in this gellcoat are
easily sanded and powder off just like a high quality primer which allows for
After the gellcoat layer is
applied to the mold, a layer of fiberglass mixed with resin is applied, by machine,
followed by hand rolling to reduce the chance of air pockets. Then a sheet of 2 mil
hand laid in the proper location. This core material reduces the amount of
"print thru" which could eventually appear on the surface.
layer of fiberglass is applied by machine then hand rolled again to insure
consistency. The final coat is a superior grade of fiberglass mat - which is laid in
Ram Air II
The hood's inner liner is
manufactured with the same care and concern as the hoods outer skin. Steel anchor nuts are used in
the hinge area, steel plates and latch pins are used in the latching area.
entire inner liner is smooth, gellcoated and ready to be primed and painted.
These 2 panels are then
assembled in our jigs and left at least 24 hours to cure. The layers of the hood -
except where attached are separated by an approximate 3/8" air space.
space insulates insulates the
hoods outer skin from engine compartment heat- which in turn reduces the chance of
"print thru" or rippling that can occur years later.
Note: Edges come long and
all scoops come closed to allow for proper individual fitting and alignment.
These methods of manufacturing produce a far superior
product compared to others in this industry.
Note ( The
67-81 Firebird model requires the original striker plate be removed from the
original hood and reinstalled in the fiberglass model)
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