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Old 02-15-17, 09:15 PM   #1
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Was that safe what do you think( he cut the lattice work off the underside of the hood)
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Old 02-16-17, 04:48 AM   #2
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He admitted that it wasn't the best idea since it saved a minuscule amount of weight, and made the hood flimsy. Not recommended.
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Old 02-16-17, 06:08 AM   #3
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Default I cut mine out on my race prepped SC

very flimsy. I had to go back and put aluminum stiffeners back on it just to hold shape at speed. The majority of the weight is in the front edge since there are 4 layers sandwiched there. Overall weight savings was probably a little over 20 lbs maybe a little under with the addition of the aluminum channels. But, I have the original safety latch and hood pins so I am not concerned about the safety aspect. You just have to decide if having rivets in your hood is worth the weight savings. I would never do that on my street car but could care less on the race car.

Interesting side note, The first time I went out and tried with the hood stripped but no stiffeners the hood bowed up about 4 inches in the middle from air pressure under the car. It just lets you know how much pressure is created from the air coming under or through the car. I have not gotten to it yet but due to this I want to build a splitter and pan under the car to try to reduce uplift.

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Old 02-16-17, 08:27 AM   #4
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Oh snap is that really you? Are you gonna widebody the SC with those fat wheels?
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Thank all you for the input
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Old 02-16-17, 10:01 AM   #6
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yikes, interesting results
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