It's my understanding that when done right fiberglass is not
only lighter than steel it is lighter than aluminum.
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> Behalf Of Max Heim
> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 3:41 PM
> To: MGS (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: Smoothline
> 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.