70-72 Fiberglass GS Cowl Induction Hood

Discussion in 'Parts for sale' started by mltdwn12, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Founders Club Member

    I’ll get the mold made and then lay one up followed by testing it on my car
     
  2. patwhac

    patwhac Well-Known Member

    I will hopefully soon be the owner of a Poston front airdam spoiler. As I understand it, these are quite rare. Would this be an item you'd be interested in reproducing? I'm not sure if molds can be made from an existing fiberglass part?
     
  3. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Founders Club Member

    I’d like to see a picture of it when you receive it
    Yes you can copy a fiberglass part. You may need to prep the surface to get it smooth but it’s not a big deal.
     
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  4. nitrousfish

    nitrousfish Dave Fisher

    I’m looking for glass 70 front bumper, I’ll watch this thread… also need a glass deck lid too. Thanks!
     
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  5. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I think the decklids are the same as a chevelle
     
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  6. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Yes. The 70-72 Skylark/GS deck lids are the same as 68-72 Chevelle and 70-72 Monte Carlo.
     
  7. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    Glad I bought my 1970 fenders,bumpers,doors and decklid from VFN when I did,but I still want one of these hoods...
     
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  8. windyv6

    windyv6 New Member

    That hood is so beautiful- I tried to avoid it but I can’t any longer - if you are still taking names could you please put me on the list

    my username is windyv6
     
  9. TommyV

    TommyV Well-Known Member

    Checking in to see if there has been movement of the list since the last update
     
  10. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Founders Club Member

    Well I pulled the latest hood out of the mold and it was abnormally difficult to get it to release. I've never seen this happen so I'm thinking i may be my release agent. The hood pulled some of the gelcoat right off the mold surface. I've already sanded the edges smooth and should have new tooling gelcoat delivered tomorrow. Spray it, cure, sand it and buff it out then back in production.

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  11. TommyV

    TommyV Well-Known Member

    is the list still the same? Or have any orders been filled..
     
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  12. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Founders Club Member

    Unfortunately it’s not a fast moving list. I am finishing up the hood for FC61 as we speak. This one’s actually going to Denmark, my first shipment out of the country. I’m working on the hood mold repair and then I’ll be back at it. I’m also making progress on the 70 front bumper mold. This is a 3 piece mold. I’m doing the two end sections first and then the center, larger piece. This is the orange tooling gelcoat sprayed on before lots of layers of glass. Hoods are still the priority

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  13. nitrousfish

    nitrousfish Dave Fisher

    Fiberglass 70 bumper…Just a try here, I’ll be on vacation in pigeon forge at end of October. Depending on where in GA you are,I could pick it up.. I know it’s a long shot, but I figured I’d ask. Thanks!
     
  14. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Founders Club Member

    You’re going to be about 200 miles, 4 1/2 hours from me. I’m about 30 miles east of Atlanta in Oxford. I’m down in Florida right now tending to my mom. I’ll get back this weekend and get all the layers of glass on the ends of the bumper mold and then start the center section. Needless to say I probably won’t have the mold completed till the second week of November then it has to sit for a little bit and cure before I make the first bumper which I’m hoping for by December.
     
  15. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    This guy is eagerly waiting for a bumper and whatever else you might craft up.
    Any plans to make a rear one for 70?
     
  16. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Founders Club Member

    Yes I want to do a rear for the 70. I have to look closer at the steel one I have. I’m not 100% sure if the light housings mount similar to the 71. If I did a bumper where the area where the lights go is just a flat recessed area there’s no problem. But I’d like to make it so the housing bolts in like a stock unit.
     
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  17. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Yes. I want glass bumpers that I can mount my lights to. I currently have a pair from the place in Ohio that made them years ago. They are nice,but I will need to fab up something to mount the lights.
     
  18. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    My VFN bumpers have tabs for provisions to mount the parking lights and taillights.. 1898836_10151928388231674_1366847736_o.jpg
     
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  19. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Founders Club Member

    I finished a hood and shipped it off to Denmark a few weeks ago. Still waiting to hear if it made it unscathed I sent the next person in line a note yesterday to see if he’s still interested in a hood. I did make an experimental hood after the Denmark hood. I was seeing if I could cut the weight back a little but still maintain strength and cost. The hood came in about 4 pounds lighter which is about 10%. (34 vs 38 pounds) I may change over to this layup after the hood is tested. I’m delivering it to a racer in Florida next week when I visit my Mom. He’s ready to start testing it as soon as he gets it. I’ll start on the next “standard” hood after I get back from Florida next weekend.

    I am doing the final trimming and touch up on my mold for the 70 front bumper as well. After I make one of those I’ll test it on my car.

    I’m still messing around a little with carbon fiber on a few little parts. I’ll use the money I get from the test hood to get a vacuum pump and all the odds and ends you need to vacuum bag.

    Craig
     

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  20. stump puller455

    stump puller455 1970 GS 455

    Amazing work you do
     
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