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Just a quick question. I want to get a new hood made for my gto, but i dont just want a skin i want a proper bonnet if poss. It needs to have a hole in it for an 871 blower obviously. does anyone know of a good (BUT CHEAP) GRP specialist that might be able to make one from my bonnet
 

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I had an excellent quote from WASP earlier this year for a cowl induction bonnet for mine (82 Trans Am). Proper bonnet, not a skin, brought in from the States.
Can't quite remember the price, but it was less than £800.00 delivered to the door.
When I get the cash I'll be getting one.

I have no idea how much a bespoke one made up would cost, but I thought that was an excellent price.
 

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i'd agree to Dale at DRE,

he made lots of bits for JB'S charger and all seemed cool



im guessing he'd make a complete bonnet, sorry - hood :tup: with all internals as opposed to the light weight 'race' stuff ??

still, its only a phone call to find out i spose :tup:
 

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Yep; Dale at DRE is yer man. Seems to be the number 1 source for yank fiberglass panels over here.
Might even have a mould already. He's got zillions.
Dropped off my stock firebird hood there 2 or 3 weeks ago; he's making me a cowl-induction one and isn't charging for the mould as its something he'd like to be able to offer. Reckons about £200.
Single skin, no underframe, but I'm gonna 'glass on a couple of steel box-sections so I can bolt-up the stock hinges (less springs) at back with pins upfront.
I guess he'd do full frame one if you asked him. Helpful bloke.
DRE -Dale 07979215112 01993772317

Dont think I'd want to be paying £800 for one. They're about $450 in the states, but obviously the shipping is huge for a bonnet.
 

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pro-laminates made a bonnet for my bro s 100e , great quality
 

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ok guys there are some good details here. thanks a lot, will let you know how i get on:D
 

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another vote for Dale here.He did the panels for Red Victor 2 and will be doing the mould and body for RV3...
 

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we mould and cast fibreglass panels , these are a couple and the ghia is having a removable rear as well , give us a shout if we can help , we're just up the road from where the lamberhurst meet is :)

casting the front


on the van with the doors and roof all cast in to one piece


fibre glass side doors and tailgate skin


flip front ,not made by ourselfs but it's pretty much got to be redone ,poorly made
 

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You could ask smithy about the bloke he used Si :tup:
i ask him for a totrod 32 body 4 years ago and i still aint heard back from him yet. that tells me not to bother:shake::shake::shake::shake::shake:
 

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i ask him for a totrod 32 body 4 years ago and i still aint heard back from him yet. that tells me not to bother:shake::shake::shake::shake::shake:
yeah i know wot ya mean seems like you have to keep bugging him :shock:
 

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Dale is the man for the job. His workmanship is first class and his prices are reasonable. He made the one piece front for my '57 Chevy. He is a nice guy to del with as well.
Rog.
 

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glass bonnet,

i ask him for a totrod 32 body 4 years ago and i still aint heard back from him yet. that tells me not to bother:shake::shake::shake::shake::shake:
bloody hell si would have though you make your own not hard , you have plenty pratise now with glass working on my plastic money grabin pig lol
 
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