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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 10:17 am 
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Putting together a group buy on a new carbon fiber hood (made in the USA). This was designed by RACERFOO.<br><br>So far this is the pricing of the hood by the numbers:<br>2 ea = $699.00 <br>5 ea = $599.00 <br>10 ea = $499.00. <br><br>The hood has 2-vents in the rear to release the engine bay heat and dual scoop to suck in cold air. If you believe we should change the design of the hood, please let me now. I will try to coordinate with Strictly Swift or seller of Suzuki parts for a permanent purchase from the manufacture. <br><br><<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.upload.can.com/hood.jpg>">www.upload.can.com/hood.jpg></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <br><br><br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub83.ezboard.com/ugodzuka.showPublicProfile?language=EN>godzuka</A> at: 6/11/02 10:25:00 am<br></i>


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 7:57 pm 
i would be interested in the hood. could you get quarter panels too. i am trying to reduce the weight of my car <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 9:53 pm 
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i want a hood! i'm willing to buy 1. just tell me when,where,how much. thanks! <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 10:57 pm 
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hey guys<br>have u even takin off your fenders?/? theese cars aren't a 66 cadilac with fenders that wieght 150 lbs. they are so light and a carbon fenders would prob.be heavier same with the hood but i would like one just cause they look cool.<br>MURR <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 11:17 pm 
carbon fiber is much lighter than any body panels on our cars....its extremely light. no way it will be heavier....plus it will have the scoops to keep the engine cool. im in if we can get 10 people...a little low on the cash right now, i hope it turns out to be a permanant item <p>racerfoo[image]www.upload.can.com/swiftsig.jpg[/image]</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 2:31 pm 
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I am working on procurring a hood from eBay and having it shipped to Arizona. <br><br>So please don't bid on the hood. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 2:54 pm 
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steven ...heads up on the metro hood<br><br>geo metro hood is not the same as a suzuki swift hood<br>the front is different ...the metro doesnt have a grill<br> <p><P><A HREF="http://www3.telus.net/tc2468/">Tom's Webpage</A></P><P><A HREF="http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/tc2468/swiftgti/ssgti90/ssgti90_pics.html"><IMG SRC="http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/tc2468/small2.gif" BORDER=0 WIDTH=60 HEIGHT=45></A></P></BODY></HTML></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 3:04 pm 
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Damn.....#@#(($(*(@). I will have to look a local junk yard in Phoenix, AZ and have the guys pick it up. <br><br>Thanks for the heads up Tom. <br><br>Tom, did you get my e-mail? I will be mailing you an international money order for 76.00 USD tomorrow. I just remove the Super Chip and found it did have a socket for the chip. <br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 3:24 pm 
How far away is are the hoods from being available? I would like to buy one, when I get the money together. Also, are there any better pics of it? Or is it still on the drawing board? <p>Peace,The Spicy Meat Ball</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 3:38 pm 
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Phoenix, Arizona<br><br>To in the air until reach a consensus and ten people. So far Racefoo is the one who came up with the initial design.<br><br>Though, I would not to purchase a fiberglass due to constant warpage problems that plague that type of materials (heat build up). <br><br>If you have something, please upload it. <br><br>Thanks<br>Steve <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: hood
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 8:11 pm 
Do you know if the Sprint hood would be different as well? <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2002 12:54 pm 
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how much longer on the hoods? what do they look like? carbon fiber is good becouse its not only light weight its heat resistant... <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: carbon fiber hood
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2002 2:05 pm 
Ok, If I am able get together the money, I would be willing to go in on the purchase. Also, will the hoods fit on my car (1990 Metro)? What would be MY total input? I need to know how much to save up. Also, how long do I have to save money before the process begins? Is the finished product months away? Jeez <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> , so many questions! <p>Peace,The Spicy Meat Ball</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: carbon fiber hood
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 11:37 pm 
unless its really cheap, looks really good, and is actually lighter than the stock hood, I dont want one. I took my hood off when I rebuilt my engine and I could hold it with my pinky finger. I'd like to see a picture of the real hood(not a drawing), a price, and a weight I might be interested!<br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: carbon fiber hood
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2002 10:49 am 
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I will find another hood that was done by them.<br><br>The Metro has a different style cue in the front portion (lights). I really don't know if it will fit. Need to look at both front of hte Swift and Metro to do a comparo.<br><br>As far as the Sprint/Firefly, another good question. I really don't know for sure since I never seen one in person and there is none in my area. <br><br>I will purchase a hood from a salvage yard in Phoenix if we have ten people that are committed to purchase the hood. <br>So far we do not have ten people as of yet. The cost of the hood is not including shipping. <br><br>The Carbon Fiber material is the best material to use as a heat blocker. I have a carbon fiber intake tube that forces air to the left side of the engine bay. Never gets hot on the warmest days. <br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: carbon fiber hood
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2002 9:19 pm 
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ok.. I want a hood! carbon fiber is a great heat shield. you can put the swift lights on a metro and then use the swift hood and that will work. how many people are interested in the hoods? this is the only chance i'll have of geting a carbon fiber hood. where did you get your carbon fiber intake? <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2002 9:47 pm 
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hey guys one last time<br><br>the carbon fiber hood will NOT weigh less then my gutted stock hood. period. i have a friend that builds carbon fiber body panels for beatle and porsche's. the pieces are not much lighter then stock, but u remove the stock bracing and the metal is lighter. carbon fiber is only stronger and lighter when it is designed and BONDED to the cars structure. bolt on pieces wil not be as strong due the mounting points that they are BOLTED on with. now if your whole front was built from a monoquoce the carbon would be bonded on to the car as a struture and there for the inner structure could be removed. there for making the car lighter.<br><br>y not bolt on a stock 'fly scoop to your car over the air cleaner and voile' looks cool and works good too.<br><br>spend that hard earned money on some thing smart, like shocks, rims tyres, engine.<br><br>don't waste your time unless u have a show car.<br><br>Oh yeah those guys with big stereos, carbon fiber is a great conductor of electricity as well making stereos sound worse.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: carbon fiber
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:51 am 
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I would disagree since my Roush Mustang has fiberglass reinforce hood, fenders, and rear truck to lighten the car from stock OEM components.<br><br>The hoods are actually fiberglass that has bonded carbon fiber layer. <br><br>The best part about carbon fiber is it property to dispell heat. I have an actual carbon fiber intake tube that I have been testing with during the last month and found that is a great protection against heat (next to the headers-inlet portion is located in the front center bumper). <br><br>Having the hood design right will only enhanced the car abilities to dispell heat and can have the manfacture creat a enclosed air box to the front turbo unit.<br><br>However, if there is no ten buyers, then there is no deal. <br><br>Another option is locating 280Z vents scoops, Trans Am fender intakes, and so forth. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2002 5:50 pm 
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HOW DID YOU GET A CARBON FIBER INTAKE? <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2002 2:32 pm 
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The hood scoop is a fiberglass constructed with a overlay of carbon fiber material that is bonded to the part. <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub83.ezboard.com/ugodzuka.showPublicProfile?language=EN>godzuka</A> at: 6/25/02 2:36:33 pm<br></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:18 pm 
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i want a carbon fiber hood w/scoop!! is there any way i can pay extra if no one else wants 1? there should be a way just to make like 5 or 6... you have at least that many people that want 1!!! <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 10:25 am 
Has anybody done or heard of the REAR HATCH being made in fiberglass ???<br><br>Or do i have to make one? I dont really want to make one.<br>Please advise on any information<br><br>Thank you ALL<br><br>Rik<br>ESR <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 11:44 am 
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I can give you the guys info. Yet, he will need a hood to replicate the fiber hood. The best way is to purchase a used hood in the local area where he is at and have them ship it to his business. <br><br>The cost is locate on top for just one hood. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 8:00 pm 
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please give me the info. as soon as possible! i'm really interested in a hood! please e-mail me at ccRacer@aol.com thanks! <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 5:39 pm 
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Id be interested if you still are looking for people. Im gonna build a showcar and a carbon fibre hood will look nice. Im located in toronto canada <p></p><i></i>


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