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Unread 02-10-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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Plastic/Lexan Hood

Anyone have experience with one?

TF LEXAN JEEP TJ HOOD [TF-JEEP TJ] - $400.00 : Trent Fabrication, (775) 358-JEEP (5337)

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Unread 03-26-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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The main thing I want an opinion on is whether or not it would hold up to under-hood temperatures, I have the I-6, and am cutting weight wherever I can, so any opinions would be appreciated!
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Unread 03-26-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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i don't know about as a hood, but lexan is sweet. it is used for rc car and truck bodies and is extremely durable if not indestructible. Lexan is a brand name of polycarbonate, which is what the material is. it has a melting point of 310 degrees Fahrenheit. so you should be good to go with it as a hood as far as temperatures go.
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Unread 03-26-2010, 09:23 AM   #5
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and it should be much much lighter than the stock steel hood,

and to add to its coolness, since it is clear you can paint the underside of the hood (with paint that can withstand the temperature of course) so you have the color showing through but you will never get a scratch in the paint!
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Unread 03-26-2010, 10:10 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies, that's some good info ragnarok_bf2... The only thing keeping me from picking one up now is relocating the windshield washer sprayers... how hard do you think it would be to do so? I think they are mounted to the hood, I will have to check when I get home...

I am also considering the "thrasher" hood for the price: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...=370363&page=7

it's not available from trent fab anymore but from here:
BRTech Racing | Evanston, Wyoming | Lexan™ Lightweight Hood Manufacturer

hmmm... does anyone know how much a stock hood weighs? These are like 5 ibs...
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OH, C'MON!!!!

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Unread 03-26-2010, 10:32 AM   #8
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OH, C'MON!!!!

I get nothing for that???


Hahahahahaha.... sure ya' do....
What are you implying though? Hahahaha...
Nice one though, didn't catch that one the first time I checked it...
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Unread 03-26-2010, 12:08 PM   #9
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well i own a yj and our sprayers are not on the hood. im not sure what a tjs looks like but lexan is easy to drill and cut, so however a tjs sprayers are held on it shouldnt be too hard to fit them. if you got a pic from the top or bottom of the hood i could maybe help a little more with that part
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Unread 03-26-2010, 12:29 PM   #10
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well i own a yj and our sprayers are not on the hood. im not sure what a tjs looks like but lexan is easy to drill and cut, so however a tjs sprayers are held on it shouldnt be too hard to fit them. if you got a pic from the top or bottom of the hood i could maybe help a little more with that part
Thanks, I will snap a pic tonight or tommorow...
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Reminds me of the cover of the Haynes YJ repair manual that shows a translucent YJ hardtop...I would really like a smoked lexan hardtop.
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Honestly, I'd just leave it clear and put the washers where they normally would go. It'd be cool to see the stuff "Floating" above the engine
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i agree clear is cool, but i think the ricers gave that sort of thing a bad name lol. even making it transparent (insert your jeeps color here) would be pretty cool
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Unread 03-26-2010, 09:16 PM   #14
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I am not too big on clear, just a bit too flashy for me... But that's why I am thinking about the thrasher hood, lightweight, and I could just paint it to match my factory color...

And about the washers, they are on the hood, but I couldn't get a pic today... I think it will be pretty easy to relocate on the new hood (if I get one...)

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Not a lexan hood just something i did in photoshop. but you can see what it would look like.






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