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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 04:51 PM
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Just thinking out loud here, but would it be possible to mold the eyelids onto the hood itself? I really like that the eyelids give the car a more aggressive look, but the fact that they also looked tacked on does detract from that look.
Like Skersfan mentioned if you do the RK hood, do the headlight eyebrows too. It all flows. Doing the eyebrows only or RK hood only something is going to look like it doesn't fit around the headlights.

If you want the eyebrow look without the "tacked on" look, paint them. Mine are painted too.


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Can anyone take a picture of the bottom of the RK hood while open? Also how is the weight compared to stock? I've only seen Norms hood weight.

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I had mine painted satin black, but do not have access to it today, possibly tomorrow if that is soon enough. I used the same arms on mine as the stock hood never had any problems with it. I know they are heavier than Norm's. I think by about 10 pounds.
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If you are interested, I can save you money on the RK Hood. I know Norm's are better, but I know he is very busy and doubt he would have one pre made in what you are wanting. I am thinking seriously about buying the RK hood, but have to do it quickly. Most likely can save you close to 200.00 bucks on the price you most likely were quoted. They are one of my sponsors for the Palm Springs run as stated and I get a pretty good discount from them, especially if I/we buy two. If I decide not to do it, I can still save you quite a bit of money. Also I do have the one stock hood, that needs a little work, midnight blue, so would need to be painted and the required body work could be fixed. Hundred and fifty bucks and it is yours, need to get it out of the storage facility

I have also located the eyelids for the RK hood, they need to be used with the RK hood I think.
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Some of the RK hoods have been stored in less than ideal conditions and have arrived at the body shop starting to delaminate internally. Beside the fit challenges some need some basic rebuilding.

Norm has some hoods in stock. Its worth asking him.

I personally am happy to wait to get a much better result in the end. But much of our society is into instant gratification and I understand that. :-) Most so with the young and the very old . .. Bob.

We confirmed this weekend that Norm is coming to the Nationals this year in Colorado. If you want a major piece, ask him to deliver and install it at the Nationals and you do two things. First you get the install cheaper and save on delivery, second you motivate him to get it done for the event.
That's a good idea about getting Norm to commit to Nationals. I dunno if this is really a case of folks wanting instant gratification... I mean some of the wait time stories... A lot can happen in 1-2 Y-E-A-R-S!

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Measure twice, cut once...

Works for cars too. Meaning do your homework before proceeding... I just did a search for people that have the RKS hood, probably the most extensive post is from SHiNY. Wow, what she went through and it still didn't fit well. Read it here: SHiNY Hood Woes.

Maybe RKS retooled their mold in the years since SHiNY bought hers, maybe not, but at this point, I've already waited 8 months for the moron's insurance company to cough up the bucks that I'm not sure I want to spend more time and money having some body shop tweek the hood here and there to "kinda make it fit" on the Sky; may just go the OE route after all
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Works for cars too. Meaning do your homework before proceeding... I just did a search for people that have the RKS hood, probably the most extensive post is from SHiNY. Wow, what she went through and it still didn't fit well. Read it here: SHiNY Hood Woes.

Maybe RKS retooled their mold in the years since SHiNY bought hers, maybe not, but at this point, I've already waited 8 months for the moron's insurance company to cough up the bucks that I'm not sure I want to spend more time and money having some body shop tweek the hood here and there to "kinda make it fit" on the Sky; may just go the OE route after all
So, I just talked to Norm and placed my order. Says it'll be 5 to 6 weeks because I ordered the hood less the center speer and the 2 chrome inlets. I can handle 6 weeks, I was concerned it would be 5 to 6 months.
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Best fiberglass products for our platform, but I would double the ETA
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Best fiberglass products for our platform, but I would double the ETA
He said he has a number of hoods in stock that he will work on to delete the speer and chrome inlets.
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He said he has a number of hoods in stock that he will work on to delete the speer and chrome inlets.
I would still double the ETA, after all, this is Norm we're talking about.



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I hate to say it but if you get your hood within the estimated ETA from Norm, I think yours would be the first to be delivered on time...


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I would still double the ETA, after all, this is Norm we're talking about.



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Im hoping for the best...
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I have norms hood and i ordered it last October and got it in November you just have to check in on it every couple of weeks to keep him on track.

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I have the RK hood and it’s at least 40 pounds lighter then the stock hood. The front fits perfect but I do have a larger cap where it meets the door. I just painted my eye lids on but you need to spray adhesion promoter then prime it before painting them
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