factory hood, reinstalled in the new composite hood, to utilize the latching assembly.
1) Full frame
Smooth Inner Hoods TECHHOODS© where the high tech design
of the inner liner fully supports the outer skin, providing a show
worthy inner structure which is smooth, strong and ready for prep and
The weight of these hoods is generally 40# to 60#, depending on
size and model. These hoods are extremely strong and straight. They
will use the existing hinge and latch. These components can be
identified by the beginning letter of their part number begins "T" as
2) Perimeter frame hoods In which the frame is about
10" wide and covers the perimeter on the under side of the hood. The inner finish is coated with black lacquer and the hoods
weight approximately 30# to 50# depending on size and model. Most of
these hoods will use the original hinge and latch. These components
can be identified by the beginning letter of their part number. Hoods
that begin with an "F" as in FCEH-1.
NOTE Older Pontiac / Oldsmobile / Buick models will need the original
striker plate which is spot welded inside
Light Weight Hoods
racing applications where weight reduction is an important factor for
competition and winning is the
Pin-on design does not utilize either the hinge or latch, but
requires the use of fasteners on all four side of the component. These parts are fully braced for lift off use with a 9# high
density foam. Which is then fiberglassed over.
Most, not all, light weight hoods weigh any where from 18# to 26#
depending on size and model. On average US
Body light weight components will scale in a few pounds heavier than
competition parts made by others - however by adding a
little more material your parts will maintain their fit and
shape for a very long time.
Exclusive manufacturing techniques utilize a
combination of both machine and
materials. This combination of mat, cloth and high density foam
produces the strongest possible race part available.