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pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
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07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: March 15, 2014 04:13PM

I have a RV8 hood which I'd hoped would give me more carb clearance but I think I can work with it; may have to use a manifold with a little less rise but I do have a question, I thought they were built over a metal frame but its actually fiberglass too. I have a set of struts but don't think it's strong enough. Has anyone tried nut-certs on glass or strengthening the hood to use struts. I have fiberglass capabilities to encapsulate metal strips but thought I'd get recommendations before I do anything to it.

Paul


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(2051 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: mgb260
Date: March 15, 2014 05:45PM

Paul, I think Rick has special struts for fiberglass or aluminum hoods. I thought Dave put steel inserts in for hinges and struts on his street version.


pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
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1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: March 15, 2014 06:20PM

I got mine from Brian but he has them made and drop shipped by someone else I'll check with Rick, thanks.


Paul


pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
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1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: March 15, 2014 10:45PM

Having done more fiberglass work than I care to admit, I was pretty impressed with the hood and the workmanship. Much better than I could have done!


Paul


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 16, 2014 01:01AM

Have a look at this page: [www.preformresources.com]

It includes a photo showing where steel reinforcements are hidden inside your fiberglass hood.


pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
(698 posts)

Registered:
07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: March 16, 2014 09:44AM

Thanks Curtis, the pictures help.


Paul


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

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12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: March 16, 2014 12:04PM

Paul, all the metals in the hood are 16 ga. you should have no problem using self tappers to install struts. Ricks struts are made to work with ally and FRP hoods although I believe our hoods are are plenty stiff In beam and they are still light .
Dave
MGB C hood inner steel parts locations.JPG



pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
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1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: March 16, 2014 07:03PM

Thanks Dave, so my hood, from you, and my struts from Bill, should work Ok then?


Paul


Charlie Cheap
Charles Johns
Texas
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03/12/2014 07:21PM

Main British Car:
1967 Sunbeam Alpine Ford 2.3 Lima (85 Mustang)

Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: Charlie Cheap
Date: March 18, 2014 08:16PM

Paul, I thought this site sounded familiar. Lets see, we go back to Jr. High, a 50 Olds torpedo body sedan and racing a 58 Pontiac in IHRA at Green Valley in the mid 60's. NOW...sporty cars!!! NO, you can not be buried next to me...but it is a Veterans Cemetery so maybe in the same area!?


pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
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Registered:
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1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: March 19, 2014 10:57AM

Hey CJ, it's a thought but I've decided to live forever so my kids won't get the GT. I don't miss the Pontiac that much but I'd really like to have that 50 Olds back. Dave, the new hood (bonnet) looks so good I don't want to paint it, you really do good work. I ordered a set of struts for a fiberglass hood from Rick and tried to give the struts I have to CJ but he wants to stay original so I'll probably put then on the classified forum. I've had a set of Volvo rear door struts on the hatch for years and love them way better than my big giant rusted up springs.


Paul



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pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
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1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: March 19, 2014 12:26PM

Dave, I liked the look of Calvin's GT a lot and I'm seriously considering your air dam and rear valance. Can they be shipped UPS/FEDEX or if truck freight can they be boxed together to save shipping costs?


Paul


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: March 19, 2014 02:31PM

Hi Paul,

Dave was able to ship ups I believe and in the same box, the air dam and the rear valance to me. ;-)


pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
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1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: March 19, 2014 03:07PM

Thanks Calvin, Brenda's GT looks great, keep the pictures coming.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 19, 2014 03:10PM

Can't remember if you are doing flares, Paul. That really nice air dam/front valance/spoiler blends with the flared front fenders. I was trying to talk Dave into doing one for stock fendered MGs, as well.


pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
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1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: March 19, 2014 06:48PM

Thanks Carl, I could be wrong, I certainly have been before, but I thought Dave had two air dams on his site one for flares and one #MGB-103 for metal bumper cars that looks like it works without flared fenders, but I'll check with Dave before I order anything.



Paul



74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: March 19, 2014 06:50PM

Carl,

I thought this air dam was for stock front end. I just have the Nissan Stanza flares duct taped on there + the air dam? The air dam stops right at the side of the stock fender? What do you think? The bumper can still go on without the flare. That hood is Dave's also.


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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 19, 2014 08:40PM

No, you are both correct. That one IS for stock body. I really like the other style he brought to Omaha, but it is currently for the Sebring kit only.


Air Dam Speedster-BuildUp-1.jpg


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 19, 2014 08:43PM

I like the one that you have, as well, Calvin. I may get it & add the brake cooling ducts.


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: March 19, 2014 08:46PM

You guys, I'm working on a new front valance, one like Carl suggested for stock body cars , it has a semi flush fit with the fenders and mounts from the rear of the face except for the two center screws which center it (can't get to em from behind) there is metal buried in the back wall so you can use #10 self tappers to secure it using the the stock valance mounts as thru holes.
well this has turned into a major league headache for me as I don't have a reliable car to check everything on but Don Munoz has let me use his car for checking fitment (Don has a pristine 67 ) so that helps BUT has pointed out changes I have to make so I'm not positive yet on an introduction. Well I've enclosed some pics that will give you an idea what it looks like.
Meanwhile just e-mail me and I will keep you posted preres@sbcglobal.net
Dave
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new front valance.JPG
IMG_6408.JPG


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: RV8 Bonnet
Posted by: mgb260
Date: March 19, 2014 10:15PM

Dave looks good, and that one can go bumperless. I thought about modifying the one like on Brenda's car with the classic style Sebring ducts.
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