how much does a 71-72 RR/Satellite hood weigh?

1971 - 1974 Mopars

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    dangina Well-Known Member

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    curious if anyone here has weighed one - was thinking about buying the new AAR fiberglass hood to shave some weight off the front end - and was wondering how much weight savings would it be if I did this?
    They seem to be the only reputable fiberglass hood company out there -
    http://www.aarqualityfiberglass.com/cart2/product_info.php?cPath=41&products_id=426

    I'm pro-touring the car and still debating if this is a good idea, with the 383 up front its a little front heavy like all bbodys...
     
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    Not enough to matter really.
    Glass hoods are good for carb clearance and looks.
     
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    I would say there is atleast a 80-90 pound difference,
     
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    I called AAR today and he says his guess is that their hood is around 50 lbs - I'm guessing or stock one is around 90 to 100 lbs with a weight savings of 40 lbs + I wish I had some accurate numbers...
     
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    I've also read somewhere that with the fiberglass hoods some guys use lightweight springs or no springs at all - does anyone know where to get the lightweight springs? I'd like to be able to open the hood and have it stay open...
     
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    Yeah my 72 satellite hood weighs 95 pds and ive got no prob with it staying open-
    Maybe try getting some new springs

    Sounds funny but the hood and the doors is somthing I dont want to rattle around at high speeds or have shatter in a acident
     
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    does anyone have any pics of the lift off/6pac style hoods on a 71-72? contemplating going that route..
     
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    I ended up biting the bullet and bought the satellite hood with airgrabber setup from AAR fiberglass a couple weeks ago - will post results both weight and looks when it gets here....
     
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    Not sure where you'd locate lightweight hinges...but they would be a good idea to prevent the hood from bowing up over time with the stockers.
     
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    it arrived:

    IMG_20120218_141847.jpg

    will post fitment later - no bubbles or cracks or anything bad that I can see for now - they even cut out the hole and marked the airgrabber bubble location on the hood for me so I knew where to drill!
     
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