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    1981 Delta 88 Aluminum hood

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    Kit1078
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    1981 Delta 88 Aluminum hood

    Post  Kit1078 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:03 pm

    For anyone with an olds delta 88 from the 80's, the pull-a-part in Canton, Ohio has an '81 delta with the factory aluminum hood. The hinges are already gone, but the hood was still there when i was there last Saturday. Just figured I'd throw this up in case anyone was interested.
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    Post  terry cronk on Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:50 am

    I wonder what else it would fit?
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    Re: 1981 Delta 88 Aluminum hood

    Post  oldsbuickhybrid on Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:21 am

    If only it were closer Crying or Very sad

    How do you check if it is aluminum? Magnet test?


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    Post  Kit1078 on Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:19 pm

    terry cronk wrote:I wonder what else it would fit?

    I'm pretty sure it's just the delta 88's from the 80's.

    oldsbuickhybrid wrote:If only it were closer Crying or Very sad

    How do you check if it is aluminum?  Magnet test?

    Did the magnet test and then scuffed the paint on one of the sides to see what color the metal was. Also, it weighs like 40 lbs.

    Where abouts are you, by the way?
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    Post  terry cronk on Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:05 pm

    I am located in the middle of the lower peninsula.  South East of Clare, Michigan about 20 miles.

    It would be nice to drop half or better of the weight of the hood.

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    Re: 1981 Delta 88 Aluminum hood

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:06 pm

    It would be nice to drop some weight without paying 500 bucks for a fiberglass hood, I didnt know any b bodies came with an aluminum hood so thats good to know, i wonder about the body lines in the hood and the length and width if it fits other b bodies.


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    Re: 1981 Delta 88 Aluminum hood

    Post  Kit1078 on Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:23 pm

    The most obvious difference I can see is that on the 81-89 delta 88 and delta 98, the center part of the hood that's normally 'raised' on a caprice or impala, is actually sinks down like a relief. So, like, the whole center part of the hood is dropped slightly. one thing I have found is that a couple junkyards in my area have the aluminum hinges in stock for like $15 each, so I might pick those up because I'm saving up for a VFN hood for my impala.
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    Re: 1981 Delta 88 Aluminum hood

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:29 pm

    Hey if you get those hinges send me a pic of them, and if you can get two pair, and if youd be willing to sell them and ship them to me i might be interested, im also wanting to get the same VFN hood also, i also didnt know they made aluminum hinges, im thinking maybe because of dissimilar metals so no corosion hmm. Anyway if you could that would be awesome.


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    Re: 1981 Delta 88 Aluminum hood

    Post  Kit1078 on Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:34 pm

    GM B-Body Forum wrote:Hey if you get those hinges send me a pic of them, and if you can get two pair, and if youd be willing to sell them and ship them to me i might be interested, im also wanting to get the same VFN hood also, i also didnt know they made aluminum hinges, im thinking maybe because of dissimilar metals so no corosion hmm. Anyway if you could that would be awesome.

    I'll PM you if I can get ahold of a set.
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    Re: 1981 Delta 88 Aluminum hood

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:46 pm

    Cool, sounds good!


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    Re: 1981 Delta 88 Aluminum hood

    Post  oldsbuickhybrid on Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:26 am

    I didn't know those parts were available in aluminum either. I will check locally and see if I can get lucky. Thanks for the useful info. I live in the southernmost tip of Texas. Rio Grande Valley


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