Fiberglass GS hood

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by stubnosebrock, May 25, 2019.

  1. stubnosebrock

    stubnosebrock Well-Known Member

    My car has a VFN fiberglass GS hood on it. There are no cut outs for the hood grille openings. Has anyone had any luck installing the factory grilles in one? Or any other ideas? It just doesn't look good the way it is.
     
  2. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Try toddsgs for a decal to go in those spots.
     
  3. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    If you want them to be functional use the seal plates as a templet to locate the holes.
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  4. stubnosebrock

    stubnosebrock Well-Known Member

    Im not really concerned about them being actually functional. I wont be using a GS air cleaner. I just dont like the blank hole look. Reminds me of the stick on Lund hood scoops. I just want to see if anyone had luck putting the factory scoops in a glass hood before i spend the coin and buy the scoops.
     
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    You will need to either trim the bezels up considerably or you will need to attach some mounting tabs, and trim the hood very carefully
     
  6. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I might have a few grills with bad or broken studs. If so you could break the stud off and glue it into place over some flat black paint
     
  7. stubnosebrock

    stubnosebrock Well-Known Member

    Briz, what would you want for a pair?
     
  8. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Went out to get the box of those parts from the last known place of resting and looked inside. Then I remembered I had these 3D printed plastic grills. no pins on the bottoms. Had loaned a set of good grills to a fellow member that wanted to try and print some and he sent these back with mine. Your welcome to them. PM me your info and i'll send them. If its something you can use just send me 20.00 to cover the postage.


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  9. stubnosebrock

    stubnosebrock Well-Known Member

    Briz, these are very interesting. Are the holes in screen, or are the closed? I cant quite tell. Id be willing to give you a few bucks for them, then I wont be ruining a set of factory grilles to glue them in a glass hod.
     
  10. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    They are slightly open. and just a little different in size but being plastic could be trimmed to fit with no problems. PM me your shipping info and I'll send them out.
     
  11. stubnosebrock

    stubnosebrock Well-Known Member

  12. ToddsGS

    ToddsGS Founders Club Member

    I do sell a decal kit that works great on fiberglass hoods if anyone reading this can benefit from them.......


    Fiberglass Hood Insert Decals
    These are a High Quality Decal that you can install on a Fiberglass Hood
    in place of the Factory Hood Vents. These were produced by scanning
    a pair of factory 1970 vents. They're identical in size.
    Correct look for 1970 but will work on 1971 & 72 Models also.

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    Shown Below is a pair of our Decals on a Fiberglass Hood
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    Stock Number DCM Hood Dec
    Fits
    1970 - 1972 Skylark / GS / GSX
    Manufacture
    D C Muscle Cars
    Retail Price
    $30.00
    Ordering Information at the top of each Web Page

    Www.DieCastMuscleCars.com/dcmbuick.htm

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