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Carbon fiber/fiberglass hood


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208227 posted 05/12/15 07:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Long story short, my mechanic didn't lock in my hood pins before he sent me home and my vented hood popped up and destroyed itself along with my windshield. He acknowledged it was his fault and paid for replacement parts and installation. The vented hood is no longer available, probably because it didn't really fit the car very well. After hunting around the web, the only company I could find that offered a hood for the Galant was Advan Carbon. The car is dirty and needs a paint job but the hood looks fantastic.
















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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208228 posted 05/12/15 08:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks great, how much $ ?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208229 posted 05/12/15 08:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I didn't pay for it so I don't know exactly after shipping costs, but I think a bit more than $600

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208230 posted 05/12/15 08:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
http://www.advancarbon.com/mitsubishi-carbon-fiber/1988-1993-mitsubishi-galant-carbon-fiber-hood

Sub-Total before shipping $499.00
Total : $664.00 Shipped



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Edited by citymunky (05/12/15 08:22 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208233 posted 05/12/15 08:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That looks good man, I beleive it looks better than my vader style carbon fiber hood.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208235 posted 05/12/15 08:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How long did it take to come in?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208237 posted 05/12/15 09:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
About 10 days.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208238 posted 05/12/15 09:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's not bad, I wonder if it's in stock or is made to order.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208244 posted 05/12/15 11:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The hood does look nice. Made in the US is nice too.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208249 posted 05/13/15 05:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Does it have a slight curl down on the drivers side front lip? If so that came from the mold of the first CF group buy here.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208256 posted 05/13/15 07:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was looking for that too. Don't really see it prominently in picture 4.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208257 posted 05/13/15 08:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice looking hood, got me thinking now they got trunks too?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208275 posted 05/13/15 10:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I need some extra money to pay for stuff. Anybody interested in a group buy?





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208281 posted 05/13/15 12:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ooh, OOH, pick me!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208285 posted 05/13/15 01:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 467:

Does it have a slight curl down on the drivers side front lip? If so that came from the mold of the first CF group buy here.




I can take some more pictures when I get home after work. The car was in a very minor collision on that drivers side and since then has looked a little off to me.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208416 posted 05/14/15 11:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Drivers side:







Passenger side:






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208423 posted 05/15/15 03:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yup, that looks like it. That mold was done a long time ago. But I think I has the best quality under skeleton, and fender line fit of any that I've seen.

P.S. If that's the same one as I recall, there originally was a weakness in the latch catch.They may have fixed it, but if not, be sure there is a good solid piece of metal glassed into where the latch hook holds down the hood. The original ones just had a carbon fiber lip the metal hook latched to and as I recall there were some failures after some wear causing bent roofs.

PSS. Ahh you have hood pins.


Edited by 467 (05/15/15 04:09 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208616 posted 05/18/15 09:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hood looks great.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208658 posted 05/18/15 08:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wow, it's nice to see a good carbon fiber hood on the market...and local, as well. Will need to check them out!

Don't like raw carbon fiber look on white, so I'd paint mine...[EDIT - it appears they have different color schemes available, but nothing for white ] does it look relatively flat overall? Don't want to have to put a lot of bodywork into it, if at all possible. This, along with some new hinges and hood struts would be awesome...

I had a similar thing happen to me on my Chevelle many years ago...somebody thought it would be funny to steal my hood pins and I didn't think to notice them gone. So, boom, ruined hood and almost hit a bicyclist. Two lessons that day: Always carry duct tape (ironic part is I was telling this to my passenger friend) and always check your pins. More importantly, have a backup and don't rely solely on the pins to hold it down. I was quite young then and long before the internet, but will always remember that!


Edited by JNR (05/18/15 08:53 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208697 posted 05/19/15 12:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I emailed them if they would consider doing a JDM hood with vents and possible a group buy



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208705 posted 05/19/15 02:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      



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Edited by strokin4dr (05/19/15 02:15 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208716 posted 05/19/15 08:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
He just email me this
Hi,

Yes we can make it if you able to gather between 40-50 people in a group buy as the more quantity would be more affordable. Price should be around $450-$650 if you able to give us good factory sample or more if we need to make it. Please let me know if you have any further questions, thank you.

Regards,

Donny Kie
AdvanCarbon.com



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208871 posted 05/22/15 01:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is there even 40-50 cars still on the road?

I kid.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208889 posted 05/22/15 07:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ya same thing I was thinking not sure how serious everyone is



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208898 posted 05/22/15 11:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
looks great, I might have to pick one up



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