78-80 Cutlass hood weight

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  1. pontiacgp

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    how did it fly off, the ones I have seen open when driving ended up bending backwards on the hinges and covering the windshield....I don't blame you almost sh!ting yourself....
     
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    After I wrecked it a friend sold me a hood off an 83 for $20. By the time I got the old hood off I felt lazy thinking if I kept it under 45 I could just use the latch to hold it on and bolt it on later. Well got to rocking out to Metallica and not realizing I started speeding up. Right around 70-75 I went from looking at a white hood to looking at a chrome breather. Neither the car nor the hood was damaged it just scared the crap out of me. When I set the hood back on I kept it under 30 the rest of the way lol
     
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    meh if it helps I can weigh my stock 81-88 monte hood. I have 2 spares here at work
     
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    As I may be picking up an 86 Monte that could be handy
     
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    Weighed both Monte Hoods for giggles
    81 hood, bare, with latch - 56.4 lbs
    86 hood, SS if that matters with latch, insulation and undercoating - 57.85 lbs

    I would have thought the insulation and all the undercoating weighed a little more
     
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