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Looks like an Autoform hood.
 

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Two Bad Snakes said:
Andreas, it does look like the autoform insert on a standard hood, can someone post a pic for me, I have the insert in my hood!

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I saw in the image gallery that quite a few of the race vipers have that type of hood.
Did they just cut out a piece of the standard and then moulded the insert into it gills?
In that case where can you get the insert?
 

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Most race Vipers have a completely different hood than stock. They are light weight hoods that are attached via hood pins. They are made from either carbon fiber or fiberglass.
 

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I fitted one of the autoform louvre sections to a GTS hood(not mine!). I actually cut the louvres out of the insert, cut two like holes in the hood and bonded the louvres flush with the hood. Taking a saw to a big bucks standard hood was a little worrying ! But the end result after paint looks perfect, and after several thousand miles and two years, there are no cracks. The louvres are of such a size that they will actually impinge on the inner skin of the hood, so some care is needed in the cutting and bonding. For heat extraction this is the way to go, but for a street car in a wet climate it has its obvious problems !
 

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Sorry these pics are big........

[image]http://shawn.supertux.com/album/stuff/P1010006.jpg[/image]

[image]http://shawn.supertux.com/album/stuff/P1010007.jpg[/image]

[image]http://shawn.supertux.com/album/stuff/Vpr_4.jpg[/image]
 

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I like it! I just don't have the balls to cut a hole in my hood.
 

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Very nicely done (the one in the pics)
Where did you get the insert?
How much do the original hood weigh (approx)?
And how much weight do you save using fiber glass and carbon fiber
 

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Autoform sells both lightweight race hoods and OEM replacement hoods, with or without scoops and louvers. They will also paint them in OEM colors if you desire.
 
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