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Re: Smoothline

To: "MGS (E-mail)" <>
Subject: Re: Smoothline
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 14:41:15 -0800
Hmmm, exactly how much lighter is a fiberglass hood than a steel one? I 
didn't think fiberglass hoods were mainly a weight-saving mod for street 
racers, but more an easy way to add scoops and blower/carb bulges. I'm 
actually surprised someone makes one for an MGB, when you already have 
the option of aluminum, "factory" steel, and repro steel (cheaper). There 
are a lot of complaints about the fit of the repro steel hoods, so I 
would be concerned about potential fit problems. But I dunno, myself.

Jon Lind had this to say:

>Has anyone here had any experience with Smoothline body panels?  They have a
>new fiberglass hood for $225 until the end of this year (list $475).  My
>hood is shot, and I was thinking of replacing it with a lighter material.
>The aluminum hoods are pretty expensive, so fiberglass looks like it might
>be a good option.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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