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Old 11-06-2011, 12:18 AM
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anybody know if the nostril hood off of stering will fit a first gen cimbria
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:56 AM
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Nope. Totally different curvature. Cimbria hoods are much flatter through the middle.
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You can modify the one you have if you want something different.

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Nope. Totally different curvature. Cimbria hoods are much flatter through the middle.
The curvature is different but are the outside edge demensions different??

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Old 11-06-2011, 09:05 PM
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That I don't know. They might be very close... I'll wake up Warren to see if he can snag some measurements off his collection.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:04 PM
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just wondered what it would look like.

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If the outside measurements where the same it should at least fit the hole .

But what it would look like might be another thing.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:07 PM
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the hood on my car was improperly braced when it was in the mold so now its warped badly.

I can fix it but it is going to take WORK
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Straighten out the hood you have and fiberglass some braces in to hold its shape or while you have it straight make your own mold from it and make a new one.
If you choose to go with the braces(there are many ways to do this)you can make them from metal or make your own style and shape from fiberglass. If you go with the metal bracing you can use cleco's to hold the bracing in while you make sure it will work. If it doesn't remove the cleco's and move the bracing around and reapply the cleco's till it does work. Then glass the bracing in permanently.

Lots of ways to go. I think Rick mentioned one time that while you have the piece straight you can apply heat to it and that will help some. Check with him on the procedure to make sure.

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Old 11-10-2011, 10:49 PM
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i'm going against tradition on this one.
I got the english wheel out today. I am making a new hood out of steel.
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