1969 GS & California GS (Only) Hood Insulation sets (Yellow/Gray)

Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by Duane, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Duane

    Duane Member

    I am looking into possibly making a new part and am trying to gauge if there is enough interest to do it.

    What I am talking about making is the yellow/gray Hood Insulation sets for the 69 Gran Sports, and the GS California cars. These cars came with a 3-piece set of hood insulation. The center section of these cars is raised, thus making the center piece of the hood insulation taller.

    The yellow/Gray hood insulation sets that I offer is the closest thing you can find to the originals, so it would be correct for the Concours or restored Classes.

    Shown below are 3 pics of the 69 GS and the 70-72 Gs hood insulation kits. Even though the outside shape of the pieces visually look the same, they are definitely cut differently.

    The 69 set has a larger hole cut in the central piece, and is much taller.

    The 70-72 set uses the smaller hole cut in the central part, and has the same thickness as the other pieces.

    Anyway I am considering making a run of the 69 kits, and will probably do a run of the 70-72 kits as well.

    I do not know what the pricing will be as I have not checked on material costs, however I do know thw 69 kits will cost more due to the added cost of the materials and labor.

    Let me know if you are interested, and if there is enough interest I will get them done.

    Another thing, I do not plan to keep anything in stock, and have not made any of the 70-72 kits for like 3 years now, therefore if you think you might want any of these I would advise letting me know as I make them very infrequently.

    I just need to know if people are interested here. If so I will start another thread to take orders and let everyone know the cost of the kits.

    No orders will be taken from this thread.
    Thanks again.
  2. Duane

    Duane Member

    69 GS Hood Insulation kits.

    69 GS-1.JPG 69 GS-2.JPG 69 GS-3.JPG
  3. Duane

    Duane Member

    70-72 GS Hood Insulation kits.

    70-72 GS-1.JPG 70-72 GS-2.JPG 70-72 GS-3.JPG
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2020
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  4. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'd be in for a set for the 70 - 72.
  5. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 472 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Duane, I no you said 69GS but I would be interested in the set for a 70 GS.
  6. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Duane, I have 2 sets I got from you about 5 years ago that are not installed yet. If I read this correctly the 69 set would be different . If that's the case I would be interested in 2 sets of the 69 GS .
  7. Duane

    Duane Member

    If the sets I made earlier have the smaller hole in the center then they could be used for the 70-72 hoods.

    I did not realize the ones I made earlier should have had the "taller" center section until I did my 69 car.

    I am sure we can do something to fix this problem.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2020
  8. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Duane, I'd be in for a 70 set or 2.
  9. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    I'll be in for a set
  10. GS44667

    GS44667 Worlds First Stage1 Conv

    2 sets of 69's needed here.

  11. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

  12. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I'll do 3 70 sets.
  13. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I'd take 3 (maybe 4) sets of '70-72
  14. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Need some clarification -- are these correct for a California GS or for a GS California?:rolleyes:
  15. Duane

    Duane Member

    Call it what you want. They are for the 2-door post model (Buick Special) small blocks with the raised "GS" hoods without any engine size emblems in the hood.

    If the Colorado & Carolina versions used the same hood then it would work for them too.
  16. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

  17. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    I’m in for a 70-72 set. Thanks!
  18. tdacton

    tdacton Gold Level Contributor

    I'm in for a 70-72 set.
    Thanks for doing this Duane!
  19. Duane

    Duane Member

    Max Damage
    For the 69-72 GS cars the front 2 pieces are left open. If you try to put them in there they get water soaked.

    If you wanted a 68 5-piece set I could do them as well.
  20. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    I am interested in 2 sets. Thanks and keep us posted! Ted

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