Got ya. Fischer's car has themThe aero hood pins would have been tough. We had to make brackets to hold the threaded rod.
Me too. Centered between those two linesLooks pretty damn good, and once the shop figures out getting them level they should look great! Whoever came up with the idea is a frickin' genius.
I will say that I think my mock-up fitment looked better with the vents moved in a couple/few inches from the character lines on the hood
ZZ have you weighed it yet? Still have interest in the carbon fiber as well...This is what it would look like cut /modified/ frenched in.
Photo is of my v hood as a mold
Do you plan on using the Lumina vents as well? I just started looking back into this. I may have an idea with carbon fiber if you are interested...Fast forward a few years and I finally sourced a cheap-ass donor hood. Checked the local Pick-n-Pull's inventory this morning and saw they had a 2006 CTS - the first time I've seen them have a CTS. I wanted to look at a couple things for my other 2 cars, so I headed over. The CTS's hood was not only intact and in decent shape, but someone had already removed it, so all the hard work was done! $55 out the door! (I occasionally look for them on Ebay, and even considered buying one a month or so ago, but about the lowest I've seen them priced was ~$250. Usually they're $300+ and then another $100+ freight on top of that, with the risk that the aluminum hood is going to get damaged along the way.)
It's not the right color, and the paint is pretty beat up along the center ridge (dragged on the gravel in the junkyard?), but for $55 I'm pretty happy. This project is still not real high on my list of automotive things to do, but having a hood to play with is definitely a step in the right direction.
Edit: Stock hood weighs ~24# (24.2# using the "me+hood" - "me alone" on my digital bathroom scale). That's complete - washer nozzles, "chrome" trim, hood liner, but no hinges.
Checking for you. I've already found it for $275 at another place so its basically the OEM part hydro dipped. APR makes it full carbon fiber as well for $470...Link to the ad? Were the selling the hood, or the car, or the D3 windshield banner ? (If it's the windshield banner, I'm guessing that goes for $225 new from D3. )
Edit: Found it - http://www.ebay.com/itm/CADILLAC-CT...es&hash=item339592b26a&vxp=mtr#ht_3231wt_1105. $325 for a hydro-dipped factory part. I haven't been able to find a part number for the factory part to look up what it costs without the hydro dipping..