Heavy Duty Hood Construction 
(Link to light weight construction)

(Link to TECH-HOOD construction)

The Heavy Duty Hood construction is superior to any other fiberglass Hood on the market.  

  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 good primer adhesion.  Make sure your next fiberglass part(s) come with a sanding type gellcoat, Standard gellcoats are not designed to be painted and offer poor paint adhesion qualities.  

  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 Coremat® is hand laid in it proper location.  This core material reduces the amount of "print thru" which could eventually appear on the surface.  Next, another 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 by had and wet out by machine. 

 

  The hood's inner perimeter frame is manufactured similar to the hoods outer skin.  Steel anchor nuts are used in the hinge area. Steel plates and latch pins are used in the latching area of most hoods. Some hoods do not have any latching provisions - please refer to the text on the individual pages for the parts you require. The inner portion of the hood is fiberglass texture coated in black lacquer.

  These 2 panels are then assembled in our jigs an left at least 16 hours to cure.  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.

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Light Weight Hood & Deck Construction
(Link to Heavy Duty Construction)

The Light Weight construction is superior to any other fiberglass Hood on the market. 

This style of hood/deck is intended for racing purposes only and will not utilize the original hinge or latching mechanism. It is a Lift Off design intended for use with hood pins or Dzus fasteners on all sides.

 
 
The  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 good primer adhesion.  Make sure your next fiberglass part(s) come with a sanding type gellcoat, Standard gellcoats are not designed to be painted and offer poor paint adhesion qualities. 

  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.  The final coat is a superior grade of fiberglass mat - which is laid in by had and wet out by machine.  

 

  The inner bracing is hand laid fiberglass over a High Density, Light Weight, Non Absorbing foam core. (Similar to the foam found inside a surfboard.) 
 

The inner portion of the hood is then coated in black lacquer provided a sealed, uniform fiberglass textured interior.  Note: Edges come long and all scoops come closed to allow for proper individual fitting and alignment. 

 

Light-weight hood cut-away                  
  Note; Solid foam (not cardboard) core.

   These methods of manufacturing  produce a far superior product  compared to others in this industry.

 

© Copyright 1987-date 
® U.S.Body Source inc., usbody.com, carhoods.com, gr8hoods.com, techhoods.com, e-bodyparts.com
The text and images in the afore mentioned sites may not be reproduced for commercial purposes without 
express written permission from U.S.Body Source inc. 9009 South East C.R. 325 Hampton Florida 32044