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retroblazer

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It looks like Autofab might have something, assuming a J10 and a waggy share the same hoods. It's listed at $500 I ran a search, but it pointed back to a post on RDC in 2011.
 

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Yes a waggy and J10 use the same hood.
Call mike at T&Js he maybe able to help you if you cannot get one through autofab.
 

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How much is a mold. Or to make some. I have a stock hood for a mold. Or a fiberglass hood. It needs work. I could use another hood.
 

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More than the cost of an Autofab one. There is a fair amount of work to build a mold.


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I was in high school when I tried to copy my Land Cruiser hood by covering it with food wrap, then fiberglass and resin. I couldn't get the fiberglass to follow the contour of the hood. Now you would bag the thing and vacuum. So it might be worth a shot.


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Sweet build. Looks like you're ready for glass now. The Autofab glass is high quality and well made. I bought a hood for my Blazer from them. It takes a couple weeks to make.


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How much is a mold. Or to make some. I have a stock hood for a mold. Or a fiberglass hood. It needs work. I could use another hood.
I have a friend who worked in a glass shop for a few years then designed and built TT bodies for $25- $30,000. The client got the molds and a couple sets of glass. I'll see what he has to say.
I did find a set of J10 molds, but they aren't on the West Coast.


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i seen this at the Jump champ.
That would be cool. Retro. There are a bunch of Honcho. Wagoneers coming out. I think it would be worth investing my time into it.
Thank you.
Keep those pics coming of the Wagoneer.
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His reply:

Usually it's two to three times the cost of the hood because you make it at least 3 times thicker than the hood. For example if the cost of the hood is $200 times it by two or three to be in the ballpark. If you're only going to pull a couple hoods out of the mold then you can make it light Duty. If you're going to produce a lot of it then you would need to make it heavy duty.



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The price I read from Autofab was for a double wall, stock type hood. Usually the race version is lighter, and slightly cheaper, but needs hood pins to mount.


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Cool. Thank you.
 

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Wow, small world! Would love to come by and see your project sometime. Maybe around Thanksgiving weekend?
 

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Hey Nino, You didn't happen to make two sets of everything when you built your suspension did you??:D
 
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