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OK I am very "miffed" about the hood I got from Age Classic Design and I was wondering if anyone else has problems with hoods from them. I took my car and my hood down to the best auto body place in my area and they took it out and set it on my car and the hood has MAJOR waves and dips, one side is WAY thicker than the other, and the shop says its going to take a lot of money to make it look right. They also said that it is from the hood being taken out of the mold before it was cool enough. Now, this was the only place that I could find that sold a hood like this and it was on the Most Wanted Parts page so I figured some of yall got yours from them. Is it only me that thinks I didnt pay $410 +shipping to get something that needs hundreds more dollars of work just to make it look the way it SHOULD have when I got it?????

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-11-2004, 05:07 PM
 
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A lot of people seem to have these problems from many different hood companies. Real shame, especally since its a lot of money to buy a hood, even if its perfect. I would call back, demand a new hood.
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I'm going to first thing tomorrow, since their closed for the day. I just dont feel like getting greif from them like "oh it must be where you stored it" or "its from shipping damages" etc. I kept the hood in my house, on the dining room table flat, and right side up (im totally paranoid about stuff) and when it was shipped they didnt tell me it was comming in an 18 wheeler that was too big to turn in my drive way and had to stop in the road and unload it. That would have been fine if I didnt live on a road that is busy enough to be considered a highway. In the box it looked fine but on my car in good light it looks like I made the durn thing. I was just wondering if anyone else had to return one to these people

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all f-glass hoods need to be "fitted"

but one sided thicker than the other? hmm... yep.. call em
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Yep one side is a whole 2 inches thicker/higher than the other and in the top part of the cowl closer to the passenger side their is a 8 inch wide circle of very thin weak fiberglass that sinks in and along the front of the top of the cowl it has waves from side to side...
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bought mine through fast-glass and picked it up. belive me it wasn't perfect, it was just a good thing i know a body shop owner. call and give them a rash of sh$$. and if possible, take to a few other shops and see what they say. you might be pleasantly suprised, plus if your sweet little lady it will always help.

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OK I went back to the shop today to take pics and ask them exactally what kind of work they would have to do to "fix" my hood. Well, they told me they would have to sand the whole thing down and totally reserface it with some kind of filler (not fiberglass, but I dont remember what it was called). I know nothing about fiberglass work and I wanted to know if this sounds like a lot of unnecessary work. Their is actually two spots with large thin spots that cause dips, both on the passenger side. Their calling me tomorrow with a $ estimate. So does it sound like I'm getting ripped off???
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all f-glass hoods need to be "fitted"

but one sided thicker than the other? hmm... yep.. call em
"most", not all. my cervinis fit perfect with no inperfections.
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OK I went back to the shop today to take pics and ask them exactally what kind of work they would have to do to "fix" my hood. Well, they told me they would have to sand the whole thing down and totally reserface it with some kind of filler (not fiberglass, but I dont remember what it was called). I know nothing about fiberglass work and I wanted to know if this sounds like a lot of unnecessary work. Their is actually two spots with large thin spots that cause dips, both on the passenger side. Their calling me tomorrow with a $ estimate. So does it sound like I'm getting ripped off???
fiberglass work is expensive because of the labor portion.. it is time consuming...

post back with a price and we'll go from there
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OK I got the quote today. $300 and it MIGHT get it to work. What do yall think?
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So, it 'might' work. I would assume the hood would then be non returnable to the manufacture. So if it dosent work, how much would it cost, or could it even?
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Yea it wont be returable after they alter it, but I told them before they started that $300 better do the trick and if they "mess" (not the word I used with them) it up its going to be up to them to get another hood and make it look right. I got it in writing that it wont be more than $300 and that its their problem to make it look right from now on, or if they mess it up they'll get another one. I was gonna hassle the company I bought it from but since the body shop said they'll do it and all I just gave up and decided to go with that then "take whats behind curtan 2" which is screw around with the company I got it from.

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GJ on getting it in writing, that'll make all the difference if they decide to "screw" it up. Hope all turns out for ya

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well, i do a lotta glass work on boats etc , or at least did till my allergies kicked in on polyester and epoxy resins... Anyhow i got a cobra -R hood from ASC, and was just sick with the poor quality I got... I literally hadda rebuild the side structure where the hinge plates mount , flaws in gel coat, and lotsa other probs... made a lotta work before it was even kinda ready for the body guy. I added a lotta cowel and shape to it, so after reworking it a second time in as many years its not too bad , except for the shape I hadda add to accommodate my blower/ some induction stuff, BUT these glass hoods are POS, and not strong at best, so if ya dont "Need One" dont get one unless youre willing to either do an awful lotta work yourself (Idid 98 percent) or spend a huge chunk of change makeing it right with regard to fit and finish... Harwood hoods are pretty decent in my experience, but they dont do a t-Bird.... Age Classic and ASC T-Bird hoods are not known for high Quality. good luck at the Body shop , but $300 sounds pretty cheap to me....
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