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As the title states, located in SoCal (LA).

I want a battered, scratched, sun burnt carbon fiber OR fiber glass hood. The nastier the better, as I'm going to hack it up and paint it anyhow.

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hack it up? how? i wanna see this
 

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Yeah, wish I had jumped on that $80 one way back. I've known I've wanted to do this project for a while... and now my dog has er... expedited the process haha.

The goal is to look OE, but vented. Gots some ideas, need to sift through whats most affordable.
 

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bomp!
 

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I will have one soon, but there's a crack in the clear and gelcoat. Structurally, it's okay. Obviously, I'd have to ship it. Interested?
 

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I will have one soon, but there's a crack in the clear and gelcoat. Structurally, it's okay. Obviously, I'd have to ship it. Interested?
Sure am. I COULD be patient, but I'm not lol. Let me know how it goes.
 

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My car goes into the shop feb. 11th, and I will ask them to hold the part for me. Shall we discuss prices?
 

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My car goes into the shop feb. 11th, and I will ask them to hold the part for me. Shall we discuss prices?
Feb 11th, cool it gives me some time. This is the thing, I'm going to be meeting up with 2TGEU and Edgy in the near future, and I will check out the combined 3 or 4 hoods they have, to see if what I want to do it feasable.

The thing really turning me off is the use of hoodpins. I've grown a lot towards the OE look, and I might just keep the OE hood and do the vent mod to that seeing it needs to be repainted anyhow. The big deciders are if its possible to re-enforce the aftermarket hood so that hood pins are not needed, feasability of putting the vent I want in it, and total $$$ for getthing that thing my front door.

Please don't feel any obligation. If you find a local buyer or what not, don't hesitate.

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too bad mine is aluminum... oem is aluminum right??? hahaaa
 

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i think i saw 1 hood on craigslist for like 200ish used and damaged. not sure if its sold already.
 

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i think i saw 1 hood on craigslist for like 200ish used and damaged. not sure if its sold already.
What region have you been checking, I have been going there too, but nothing.
 

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too bad mine is aluminum... oem is aluminum right??? hahaaa
Hell no! Aluminum hoods weight next to nothing, almost lighter than C/F lol. My friends Mazdaspeed Miata is 100% aluminum body and its insanely light... lol
 

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Hell no! Aluminum hoods weight next to nothing, almost lighter than C/F lol. My friends Mazdaspeed Miata is 100% aluminum body and its insanely light... lol
jhahhahaa jk jk
 

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Yeah..WRX hoods are AL too. Feather light compared to our stinking 'might as well be cast iron' hood.
 

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Feb 11th, cool it gives me some time. This is the thing, I'm going to be meeting up with 2TGEU and Edgy in the near future, and I will check out the combined 3 or 4 hoods they have, to see if what I want to do it feasable.

The thing really turning me off is the use of hoodpins. I've grown a lot towards the OE look, and I might just keep the OE hood and do the vent mod to that seeing it needs to be repainted anyhow. The big deciders are if its possible to re-enforce the aftermarket hood so that hood pins are not needed, feasability of putting the vent I want in it, and total $$$ for getthing that thing my front door.

Please don't feel any obligation. If you find a local buyer or what not, don't hesitate.

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There isn't going to be a local buyer. Either it is you, or I store it for a rainy day (to do something like what you are talking about).
 

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^^ Cool, so when my patience to get away from shipping costs fades away, I can give you a holla.

So no one in the SoCal area has a dingy, scratched up, faded (or even damaged if in the right area) c/f or fiberglass hood that they want to get off their hands for something new?
 

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Nobody with a funky azz hood they don't want to bother with restoring?
 
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