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2002 Plastic hood?


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I have one on me 02..... The only downside for me is the need for 4 hood pins, I have tried to clean up the rest of the car, and the pins aren't working for me. The quality of the hoods is beautiful. The fit is nice, with no issues. It is quite light, and easy to remove when needed. If i were to look fiberglass, I wouldn't go anywhere else.



John Barlow Los Angeles, Ca.


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If you're talking about their lightweight racing shell,

it's good value- for- money, especially if you can

pick it up in CA.

HOWEVER it is a racing part- weighs 12lbs or so, flexes, fits well

for what it is but it's not the same fit as a steel hood.

You won't be able to mount it like the stock hood,

and it has no ventilation slots.

And it really needs at least 5 pins to make it safe- 3 in front, 2 in back.

If you like 'the look', do it.

But you'll need 'the look' to make it stay on the car...


"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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Has anyone out ther install fiberglass hood on 2002 from Ireland Engineering. Could you please provide details on how they fit and how they compair to metal hoods, the price is right.

Jeff Ireland's current race car has the fiberglass hood with pins on the front and hinges on the back (not a factory set-up, obviously) - you might contact IE and ask for a photo.

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As much as I like Ireland's fiberglass hoods for race cars these guys make em' with all the necessary inner webbing and mounting pads for stock hinges etc.... Not quite as light and quite a bit more expensive, but they mount like original...

In Carbon Fiber too.....


When I finally get some fiber parts on my red 1600-2 I may just get mine from these guys.... OR from Germany.... Michael Cahsel

Ihr BMW 02 Spezialist at http://www.bmw02.de/


Tom Jones

BMW mechanic for over 25 years, BMWCCA since 1984
66 BMW16oo stored, 67 1600-2 lifelong project, 2 more 67-8 1600s, 86 528e 5sp 585k, 91 318i
Mom&Dad's, 65 1800TiSA, 70 2800, 72 2002Tii 2760007 orig owners, 15 Z4 N20

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