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thumpin cat
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posted 04-27-2003 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thumpin cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what do you guys think of fiberglass one piece front ends?

heard anything bad about them?

please let me know thanks.

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kid vishus
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posted 04-27-2003 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think they are a PITA and I would never have one. But that's just my personal opinion.

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Fastymz
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posted 04-27-2003 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like them I think they are cool.But the ones I've seen don't look to be well built.And when they are open there really is not alot room to work on the front of the motor.I have yet to see one on a Ford car that looked like it fit good.Now I've a few of them on 55 Ford P/U's that look great.I lloked into one for my car.I need two new front fenders any ways.But after reading about the problems people have had with them.And for the street they have to brace them.SO you really don't end up saving any weight in the end either.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 04-27-2003 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by thumpin cat:
what do you guys think of fiberglass one piece front ends?

heard anything bad about them?

please let me know thanks.



there is a difference between tilt front ends and one piece fiberglass fronty ends. VFN makes a One piece like I have on my car and it is not a problem at all. Three Dzus fasteners and it slides right off the front. I have never owned a tilt front end before. If I did I would buy it from U.S Body Source, they seem to have a great product and tech help to get you through it. I know a couple of guys at the track that have them and they can be a challenge to work on the car sometimes. I guess it all depends on how you set it up. Mine mounts with a front end mount kit from Chassis Engineering. When you pull the front end off my car, you could rebuild the engine while sitting on the front tire, literally it is that EZ.
Good luck.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 04-27-2003 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I probably should mention that the Hood comes off seperately. Just in case you got the idea that everytime you wanted to work on the thing you had to pull the front end off. Although that isn't a problem. Another thing is this, I wouldn't run a set up like this on the street. The whole thing hood and all only weighs 38lbs. 50lbs with the metal rods that hold it on the car. if your car is DRAG only, it's perfect, if not it is probably a PITA. You can't park your butt on it.
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kid vishus
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posted 04-27-2003 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by jsracingbbf:
I probably should mention that the Hood comes off seperately. JS

That's what they call a "pro style" front end. I would like to have one of those. But an old fashioned one piece front end, or tilt style, nope, no way. Never.

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jim1320
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posted 04-28-2003 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jim1320   Click Here to Email jim1320     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I pick up a hood and front fender for a 69 - 70 mustang this week end. nice shape it missing the hhod scoop willbe looking for one it a square one about 33 inch wide and 2.5 heightand 24 inch long. jim1320

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