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Price For An Al Hood?

Old 06-08-2004, 01:12 PM
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Since I had an accident, I need a new hood. Mine was aluminum, so I'd like an aluminum replacement. I know a guy that could get me a steel one for cheap, but I think I found an Al hood in a junk yard that's in good shape. I have to go back and stick a magnet to it to be positive, but it feels pretty light. So is $100 way too much? How much do they usually go for?



He also has a fender that he says is $75. My parts guy doesn't have a fender for me. Is this reasonable, or would I be getting ripped off?
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Old 06-08-2004, 01:14 PM
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If the parts are in nice shape, I'd say both prices are very reasonable.
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New aluminum hood retails for 900.00USD, I just bought a new one a week ago and they said there were only three new ones left in the States, 100.00 for an Alum hood is a steal!
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Old 06-08-2004, 01:38 PM
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Good to know! I'll go by there after work with a magnet, just to double check. The hinges were real stiff, which made it hard to tell by weight.



has anyone tried polishing the Al hood? that would be toight!
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Originally Posted by Baldy' date='Jun 8 2004, 01:38 PM
has anyone tried polishing the Al hood? that would be toight!
I think that would be illegal, you'd be causing accidents everywhere you went...



Lemme know how your hood deal goes, cause there a junk yard down here that has 2(well, about a month ago)...and theyre from a GXL...I'll ask em if the hood your lookin at isnt al.



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good deal man, I passed on one for $100 at a local yard and now I regret it.. so much lighter than that steel beast
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Originally Posted by i.didnt.do.it' date='Jun 8 2004, 02:30 PM
I think that would be illegal, you'd be causing accidents everywhere you went...



Lemme know how your hood deal goes, cause there a junk yard down here that has 2(well, about a month ago)...and theyre from a GXL...I'll ask em if the hood your lookin at isnt al.



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Thanks, I appreciate that. I'll find out this afternoon, if it isn't raining.



Oh, forgot to mention, the guy has no idea what it's made of. So he would still charge $100 for a steel one.
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Get it a al hood is a bargan at 100 bucks
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Old 06-08-2004, 05:47 PM
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the fender is a alright buy if its orginal mazda, if its aftermarket

its only like $100 new
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Old 06-08-2004, 06:22 PM
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you can tell if it a alum. hood by the rivets on the latch
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