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Blainefab
post Apr 18 2010, 09:30 AM
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QUOTE (StanIROCZ @ Apr 6 2010, 06:12 PM) *
Great job again. That hood is awesome. I hope you sell a bunch of them. Any chance of getting this advertised on some of the big forums such as ls1tech etc? There might be a small market there also.


Thanks, #2 from this mold is in process. LS1tech may be next, or Corvetteforum. I'm hesitant to dive into another forum too soon - Wherever I advertise, I want to be a contributor, not just a spammer, and I have to be careful not to overextend myself - I'm already not happy about how long it takes me to get some stuff finished and shipped.

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post Apr 21 2010, 03:25 PM
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QUOTE (Blainefab @ Apr 18 2010, 02:30 AM) *
QUOTE (StanIROCZ @ Apr 6 2010, 06:12 PM) *
Great job again. That hood is awesome. I hope you sell a bunch of them. Any chance of getting this advertised on some of the big forums such as ls1tech etc? There might be a small market there also.


Thanks, #2 from this mold is in process. LS1tech may be next, or Corvetteforum. I'm hesitant to dive into another forum too soon - Wherever I advertise, I want to be a contributor, not just a spammer, and I have to be careful not to overextend myself - I'm already not happy about how long it takes me to get some stuff finished and shipped.



The thing with LS1Tech, is there's not a whole lot of "race" stuff going on..well, I guess there is with drag racing. the appearance and detailing guys probably wouldn't be interested, as they'd look at buying the cheap non full CF hoods off ebay. Maybe the drag guys would be interested, some of them have $$ to spend. But not much to speak about for road racing. Everyone (for the most part) who posts in that section posts here as well..

Nice hood btw! (IMG:http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/style_emoticons/default/2thumbs.gif)
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post Apr 21 2010, 04:18 PM
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I shameless plug from a member here might be all it takes.

"check out this awesome hood that this guy in Santa Cruz CA makes. Unbelievable, it only weighs 10 lbs!" <insert link>.
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post Sep 1 2012, 12:08 AM
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I'm overstocked on hoods, so offering this one at a steep discount. I built it 2rs ago for a car that was retired, this one was fitted with hood pin scuff plates, and put it storage. It has never been on a car other than for fitting.

It's real carbon fiber twill, with unidirectional carbon ribbon reinforcement on the edges, and has a Nomex honeycomb core. It weighs 9# 13oz with the scuff plates, and is extremely rigid.

If you need pins in other locations, it would be easy to fill these holes and drill others.

I used an epoxy surface coat, thin enough that the weave pattern of the carbon shows thru - it can be used as is, or primed with a high bulk primer, and painted.

Regular price is $1375, this one only $995 plus shipping (truck freight)

Built as a race car part with the lightest weight possible, the surface finish is not OEM quality, minor surface defects exist that do not impair its functionality.

(IMG:http://www.blainefabrication.com/projects/2012_08_02/IMG_5288.JPG)

(IMG:http://www.blainefabrication.com/projects/2012_08_02/IMG_5290.JPG)
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post Sep 10 2012, 01:26 AM
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QUOTE (Blainefab @ Sep 1 2012, 12:08 AM) *
I'm overstocked on hoods, so offering this one at a steep discount. I built it 2rs ago for a car that was retired, this one was fitted with hood pin scuff plates, and put it storage. It has never been on a car other than for fitting.

It's real carbon fiber twill, with unidirectional carbon ribbon reinforcement on the edges, and has a Nomex honeycomb core. It weighs 9# 13oz with the scuff plates, and is extremely rigid.

If you need pins in other locations, it would be easy to fill these holes and drill others.

I used an epoxy surface coat, thin enough that the weave pattern of the carbon shows thru - it can be used as is, or primed with a high bulk primer, and painted.

Regular price is $1375, this one only $995 plus shipping (truck freight)

Built as a race car part with the lightest weight possible, the surface finish is not OEM quality, minor surface defects exist that do not impair its functionality.

(IMG:http://www.blainefabrication.com/projects/2012_08_02/IMG_5288.JPG)

(IMG:http://www.blainefabrication.com/projects/2012_08_02/IMG_5290.JPG)


It looks nice. I have a carbon-fiber hood on my 95 right now. The hood cowl is really wide and stands about 2 1/2 inches high and it kinda makes it hard to see the first 30ft of road in front of you. I would have preferred to have had a stock style CF 93-97 hood instead.

This one cost me me over $700, so I aint getting rid of it anytime soon.
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post Oct 25 2012, 11:55 PM
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PM sent on a TA Hood
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Blainefab
post Mar 15 2016, 05:13 AM
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QUOTE (Blainefab @ Aug 31 2012, 05:08 PM) *
I'm overstocked on hoods, so offering this one at a steep discount. I built it 2rs ago for a car that was retired, this one was fitted with hood pin scuff plates, and put it storage. It has never been on a car other than for fitting.

It's real carbon fiber twill, with unidirectional carbon ribbon reinforcement on the edges, and has a Nomex honeycomb core. It weighs 9# 13oz with the scuff plates, and is extremely rigid.

If you need pins in other locations, it would be easy to fill these holes and drill others.

I used an epoxy surface coat, thin enough that the weave pattern of the carbon shows thru - it can be used as is, or primed with a high bulk primer, and painted.

Regular price is $1375, this one only $995 plus shipping (truck freight)

Built as a race car part with the lightest weight possible, the surface finish is not OEM quality, minor surface defects exist that do not impair its functionality.

(IMG:http://www.blainefabrication.com/projects/2012_08_02/IMG_5288.JPG)

(IMG:http://www.blainefabrication.com/projects/2012_08_02/IMG_5290.JPG)



I still have this hood - good deal for someone.

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post Mar 17 2016, 12:04 AM
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If this was a flat hood at this price, I would be making my credit card scream right now. Good deal.
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post Mar 17 2016, 02:26 AM
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QUOTE (79T/A @ Mar 16 2016, 05:04 PM) *
If this was a flat hood at this price, I would be making my credit card scream right now. Good deal.


I've got molds for the non SS hoods, both LS1 and LT1
CF cloth keeps getting more expensive, but I'm holding my pricing from 2009:

Pricing and weights LS1 SS
pin on hood 10# $1375
pin on hood with ram air duct 13# $1575
bolt on hood 16# $1775
bolt on hood with ram air duct 18# $1875

Also available:
LS1 Z28 (non SS) hood, same construction:
pin on hood: 9# $1225

LT1 Z28 (non SS) hood, same construction:
pin on hood: 9# $1150

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post Mar 23 2016, 12:58 PM
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Alan, I'm getting ready to install Aerocatches in my Blaine Fab carbon hood. They require a decent size hole so I'm curious if cutting into the honeycomb area requires any special consideration? I have the top mount because I wanted to avoid having to overlay carbon reinforcing per the AeroCatch instructions. Is it ok to cut the necessary hole and simply bolt these on? Or is it necessary to touch-up/reinforce the exposed honeycomb in some way?
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post Mar 24 2016, 12:35 AM
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QUOTE (Mark2002 @ Mar 23 2016, 05:58 AM) *
Alan, I'm getting ready to install Aerocatches in my Blaine Fab carbon hood. They require a decent size hole so I'm curious if cutting into the honeycomb area requires any special consideration? I have the top mount because I wanted to avoid having to overlay carbon reinforcing per the AeroCatch instructions. Is it ok to cut the necessary hole and simply bolt these on? Or is it necessary to touch-up/reinforce the exposed honeycomb in some way?


The top mounts have a flange oround the topside that should be adequate to spread the load enough. Be careful to make the holes only large enough to fit the body of the aerocatch, to maximize support. Also just snug the fasteners - if overtightened the honeycomb could be crushed.

As I recall you have an LS1 hood - there is no flat surface on the hood so you'll need to pick spots that have as large a radius curve as possible.

With fiberglass I use a hole saw on the round ends, and a cutoff disc to connect, then a drum sander and a flat file to open the hole so the Aerocatch will press in. On the honeycomb structure I would be concerned with tearing the top and bottom layers, and the honeycomb will not support a hole saw pilot. I would consider cutting the hole with a razor knife (X-acto, for ex) instead - sharp blade, steady hand.

Mount the bodies first, then mark thru the body to drill for the pins - the Aerocatch are unforgiving of misalignment, get it spot on and they work nice.

I did these last month on a VFN piece:

(IMG:http://blainefab.com/projects/2016-02-21/16-025.JPG)
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post Sep 26 2017, 12:40 AM
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QUOTE (Blainefab @ Aug 31 2012, 05:08 PM) *
I'm overstocked on hoods, so offering this one at a steep discount. I built it 2rs ago for a car that was retired, this one was fitted with hood pin scuff plates, and put it storage. It has never been on a car other than for fitting.

It's real carbon fiber twill, with unidirectional carbon ribbon reinforcement on the edges, and has a Nomex honeycomb core. It weighs 9# 13oz with the scuff plates, and is extremely rigid.

If you need pins in other locations, it would be easy to fill these holes and drill others.

I used an epoxy surface coat, thin enough that the weave pattern of the carbon shows thru - it can be used as is, or primed with a high bulk primer, and painted.

Regular price is $1375, this one only $995 plus shipping (truck freight)

Built as a race car part with the lightest weight possible, the surface finish is not OEM quality, minor surface defects exist that do not impair its functionality.


Still available, still $995 plus shipping.


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post Mar 28 2018, 05:55 PM
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Can you make LS1 F-body CF hoods (Camaro in my case), with the Aerocatch locking fasteners already installed and matching hardware to connect it to the underhood securing mechanisms? Looking for the absolute easiest design for us to install locally without F'ing something up. Can you do both the Plus Flush version (which attaches above the hood) or the Flush version (which attaches under the hood)? Just researching for now, I'm not on a schedule to buy yet.

http://www.aerocatch.com/plus-flush-v-flush
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post Mar 30 2018, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE (JimMueller @ Mar 28 2018, 10:55 AM) *
Can you make LS1 F-body CF hoods (Camaro in my case), with the Aerocatch locking fasteners already installed and matching hardware to connect it to the underhood securing mechanisms? Looking for the absolute easiest design for us to install locally without F'ing something up. Can you do both the Plus Flush version (which attaches above the hood) or the Flush version (which attaches under the hood)? Just researching for now, I'm not on a schedule to buy yet.

http://www.aerocatch.com/plus-flush-v-flush


Jim - The PlusFlush will work, flush will not. Install is pretty simple, but placement accuracy is critical. I typically weld a threaded collar to the core support for the pin, but I could fab a nut plate that bolts on to eliminate the need for welding.

I still have that pin-on LS1 SS hood, and could lay up the backside and bond so it would be bolt on but you would lose a good chunk of potential weight savings.



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post Apr 4 2018, 02:46 AM
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QUOTE (Blainefab @ Sep 25 2017, 05:40 PM) *
QUOTE (Blainefab @ Aug 31 2012, 05:08 PM) *
I'm overstocked on hoods, so offering this one at a steep discount. I built it 2rs ago for a car that was retired, this one was fitted with hood pin scuff plates, and put it storage. It has never been on a car other than for fitting.

It's real carbon fiber twill, with unidirectional carbon ribbon reinforcement on the edges, and has a Nomex honeycomb core. It weighs 9# 13oz with the scuff plates, and is extremely rigid.

If you need pins in other locations, it would be easy to fill these holes and drill others.

I used an epoxy surface coat, thin enough that the weave pattern of the carbon shows thru - it can be used as is, or primed with a high bulk primer, and painted.

Regular price is $1375, this one only $995 plus shipping (truck freight)

Built as a race car part with the lightest weight possible, the surface finish is not OEM quality, minor surface defects exist that do not impair its functionality.


Still available, still $995 plus shipping.


This hood is SOLD! Yay!
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