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Any fiberglass one piece fronts available used or cheap?

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Considering buying a replacement front end, want to use funds as wisely as possible.
Paul in Tacoma had one a while back, sent a PM waiting to hear.
Anyone else? Or know of one?
 
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Curious, what is the issue with your current bonnet?
 
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Arthritis is making lifting that heavy thing a chore.
It also needs body work, but mainly the weight.
 

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Two on Craigslist SF. About $1275 from Speedwell in LA.
Paul
 

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Rick, have you considered converting to tilt forward? Heaviest part of the bonnet (front end & head lamp assemblies) will be at or near the pivot point making the amount you lift greatly reduced.

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Yes I have considered it very seriously.
It's a very definite possibility, if I keep the steel bonnet.

Rick, have you considered converting to tilt forward? Heaviest part of the bonnet (front end & head lamp assemblies) will be at or near the pivot point making the amount you lift greatly reduced.

Griz
 

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Those are the two Rick
 
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Get some of those gas hood/hatch lift assists and install them, could get a power assist for a hatch from a junkyard too.

Could just get sum rope, a couple of pulleys and some cinder blocks and make yew yer own redneck pow'r assist for in the garage. :thirsty::hammer:
 

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Front tilt on the steel bonnet will be light/easy/cheap/fast. Imagine how much effort it would take to get one of those fiberglass bonnets mounted/reinforced for rear hinge or front tilt...
 

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Rick;
I also think that I have an extra front tilt kit somewhere that we could do some horse trading with, if interested.
Paul
 
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Paul, which tilt front kit do you have? If putting that on my existing bonnet makes the problem go away then that's the way to do it for sure.
 

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Just saw this listing on Craigslist for three Bugeye bodyshells with hoods. $500 each or $1000 for all three. 'Thought maybe you could find one good hood out of all three, but you'd need to get photos.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/4543371929.html

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Trade you my NOS Driving Ambition glass bonnet for your steel bonnet :smile:
 
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