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Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« on: September 23, 2011 - 03:21:44 PM »
Hello everyone,
I was wondering if anyone knew the weight of the factory steel hood for '70 Challenger?
I just finished designing and making some Billet Hood Hinges for the E-body cars and need to size the gas spring.  (see pic)
I also wonder if anyone knows the weight of the fiberglass hoods?
Any help would greatly appreciated.

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Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011 - 04:20:25 PM »
Wow, That is great. I was wondering who was gonna step up and make these. The challenger hood weighs more than the cuda , The fibergass hood is a good 25 lbs lighter than the steel.This is why AAR and TA models had smaller springs.The shaker is heavier than the flat or bulge hoods(more internal bracing)  Of course my hood is mounted on the car so I cant give you a exact weight ,hopefully someone will chime in. Lets us know what the cost is for them. Also this topic at this link too. http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=51908.0
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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011 - 06:19:09 PM »
Hey Ted those Look familial buddy.  :bigsmile:

 :drool: :cheers: :bigshades: 

I would think AMD 866 891 8309 if you want to check they should be able to give us all the different e body hood weights as they reproduce them and would know for shipping purposes.


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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011 - 06:50:21 PM »
Thanks to you Scott.  The First set is coming your way. 

I don't have prices yet as I am still sourcing the gas spring, but they will be comparable to Ring Brothers or Fesler.

I will let you know when I do.
Thanks again,
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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011 - 09:41:51 PM »
DAMN IT!  I just bought new hinges

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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011 - 01:28:54 PM »
Sweet!  I want a pair!  Fesler has been saying for months they'll come out w/e-body, but nada.

I like your's so much better!  Ya, PM me on pricing and availability if you don't want to say so publicaly.

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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011 - 08:11:45 PM »
Ted

The weight of my T/A hood is 35 lbs, purchased from Year One.

Please pm me with price and weight of your hinges.


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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011 - 07:37:49 PM »
Just released them for sale.
The price is $745 and includes free shipping for all pre-orders before 10/17.
Thank you everyone for interest.
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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011 - 08:10:12 PM »
 :useless:
I have a set in shipping and will be posting a complete review next week.
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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2011 - 09:16:52 PM »
Some Renderings for ya Scott.
Can't wait to hear how you like them.
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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2011 - 09:25:23 AM »
 Sorry I was slow updating this information; sometimes life gets in the way    :bricks1: :bricks1:
I will post better pictures tonight with my real camera instead of my phone pictures.
They work Great and smooth I have to align the hood slightly but the look great
Thanks Ted Brock for getting us ebody owners some cool parts  :worshippy



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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2011 - 12:38:50 PM »
Would look great in black anodize!
Hmmm, brake 6 piston upgrade or hinges? It's a tough call.
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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2011 - 07:53:49 PM »
they look great !

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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011 - 02:46:11 PM »
It pleasure talking to you on the Phone Ted.From from a machining stand point it takes alot to machine and assemble these to work properly. I think you hit a home run with these. Got my order in.Look foward to recieving those beautiful Hinges.   Thanks John  :bigsmile: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=75207.0
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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2011 - 09:40:49 AM »
It pleasure talking to you on the Phone Ted.From from a machining stand point it takes alot to machine and assemble these to work properly. I think you hit a home run with these. Got my order in.Look foward to recieving those beautiful Hinges.   Thanks John  :bigsmile: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=75207.0


I enjoyed talking to you as well.
We had such a great response we have had to add a second production run  :wow:
I ordered the gas springs yesterday for the first production run  And will be working hard to get them done.
Thank you everyone.

TB
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Re: Billet Hood Hinges for E-Body Challenger
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2011 - 09:40:49 AM »