The only experience i have had with carbon fiber is on my shift knob...
which has deteriorated (twice, replaced it once) from being in the sun.
Chances are it's not typical of the material, but the cracking in the resin
does give me some concern.
| > I've seen tons of fiberglass hoods and rear decklids, and frankly the
| > quality has been pretty poor. The excuse being that "it's fiberglass,
| > can EXPECT that it needs to be worked". Pretty lame excuse if you ask
| > Corvettes are all fiberglass and I've never heard of their stuff having
| > be completely reworked just to fit, let alone look right. Anyone ever
| > CRAPPY Corvette bodywork from the factory? Me neither.
| > Now there's Carbon fiber hoods out there for our early ponies. Is the
| > quality any better? I know it's lighter, but if I'm not racing it, I'm
| > worried about weight. I'd rather spend $600 for a hood that doesn't need
| > be worked than $400 for a hood that needs $300 of work done to it to get
| > to fit. If it weighs less, then that's a bonus.
| > Anybody have experience with these new hoods?
| > Scott W.
| > '66 HCS