grabber hood

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  1. 74LDO

    74LDO Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    What do You Guys think? I just got off the phone with the nice lady at Crites and she tells me I can have a fiberglass grabber hood for 330.00 and three to four weeks lead time. I had one of these hoods on my 70 and I thought it was a nice hood. Mine got a corner crunched because my helper went to set it down like a steel hood upright and on the corners, other than that the weight savings alone made it a great hood.
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    DaMadman 3 pedals & 8cylinders=FUN

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    you asked what we think so my opinion is if you want Fiberglass then go for it but if you want a quality Grabber hood that is not steel then you should email Maverickman and get one of his Carbon Fiber Grabber hood.
    I do not speak from experience but I have heard some harsh things about Fiber glasss hood that are VERY poor quality and fitment is a big issue,

    On the other hand I have also heard the Jimmy Gates had a fiberglass hood made and it is a Grabber "style" hood but has a cowl/riser between the Grabber scoops and it is supposed to be great quality and fitment wise
  3. smegnl

    smegnl Roger Saffle Supporting Member

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    Hope it goes well, I am picking mine up on Wed the 10th....(y)
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    74LDO Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    My 70 came with a Crites hood, It fit very well and the gelcoat was beautiful it used the hood hinges but not the latch but two hood pins. Between the x and I the car(with Hood)was driven about 18k mi and sat out all winter and still looked great. I have heard some people talking about bad fiberglass hoods and was just looking for others experiences. Good luck with your car Roger, Please let us know how your hood works out.
  5. 74LDO

    74LDO Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    does somebody else make a 'glass grabber hood or used to? Whats the difference between carbon fiber and fiberglass? I know dumb question but....
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    Maverick Man The Original Maverick Man

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    Two 1973 LDO Mavericks (one 4 Drag one 4 driving like Mad on the roads :) ) also have a 75 6cyl Stock! Ok, well sort of Stock :P
    one: you don't need to paint it.

    two: the fitment will be better then any fiberglass hood out there period.

    three: by the time you paint and pay something to fix the fitment on your fiberglass one, it will cost more then getting the carbon fiber one in the first place.

    four: my hood scoops actually have holes in them and are open unlike everyone elses.

    five: stronger then fiberglass

    six: mine actually has a frame just like the OE one!

    seven: don't like carbon you can still paint it!
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    JesTer Boo, the JesTer

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    i wish i had money... i really want a carbon fiber grabber hood from Mr. Maverickman. I hear his are better than gold.

    maybe i should rob a bank... i might go to jail, but at least my mav will look perfect(y)
  8. 74LDO

    74LDO Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Smooooth

    Wow I just looked at the pictures of Maverickmans hood Very impressive, how does the weight compare?
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    Mavaholic Growing older but not up!

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    Does the hood lip molding work with this hood?
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    Maverick Man The Original Maverick Man

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    Two 1973 LDO Mavericks (one 4 Drag one 4 driving like Mad on the roads :) ) also have a 75 6cyl Stock! Ok, well sort of Stock :P

    it has been awhile since i weighted i should have wrote it down...lol! but it for a fact that it is under 26 lbs

    yes it does. might have a few tight parts but nothing a bit of sanding can do on the innerside.

    check out Chirts mav

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  11. smegnl

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    Picked mine up today from crites. They were very nice people. The bodyshop guy said it looked like it would fit good. The only thing I didnt like was the "webbing" inside the bumps or whatever they are, were not very well defined. Looked almost like it had a skin over it and all the grids may need to be cut out..
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    smegnl Roger Saffle Supporting Member

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    Anyone know the weight difference between stock, glass and Carbon?
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    Dave B I like Mavericks! Supporting Member

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    Got any pic's of the underside??
    Looks like the one I have out behind the garage, it came with a car I bought.
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    smegnl Roger Saffle Supporting Member

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    No, but I will swing by today and see if I can get some for you.
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    smegnl Roger Saffle Supporting Member

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    nice looking hood, keep us informed
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    smegnl Roger Saffle Supporting Member

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    Hood Update

    Had people ask, so here is an update on the hood:

    Body guy put the hood on today. He said it has fit better then any other glass hood he has used. Said the lines were strait and it seemed to fit well. He even doubted he would have to do any trimming on the hood. The only part he didnt like were the scoops. He had to cleanup the line where the faux scoops were "cut out". The inside grid was also subpar. Over all he was impressed. Attached are some pics of the first fit.

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    Maverick Man i need one of your hoods on our new project. What is the best way to get in touch with you? I have an idea to run by you.

    Dave
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    If I were going for the stock grabber look this would be a great hood but I have to say that Maverick Mans grabber hood with the smoothed out openings for the scoops looks SICK! (in a good way). Crites does make some quality parts and we are lucky enough that they make some for our cars. Like I can't believe what some try to sell V-8 motor mounts for when you can buy brand new ones from Crites for just a few dollars more. Anyways, great looking hood, can't wait to see it painted on the car.

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