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Old 10-02-2020, 04:14 PM
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Default 69 GP hood weight?

I will be removing the hood from my dad's GP in a few weeks, just trying to figure out about what it weighs and if i'll need more people to assist with it.

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Old 10-02-2020, 04:41 PM
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Close to 100 pounds.

Bulky and heavy, best to get some help.

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Old 10-02-2020, 05:02 PM
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Heavy & long = awkward. I'd guess 70lbs. '69-70 GP hoods are an absolute pain, have had several dozen, down to two. I'd grab some help. 30 years ago, in my late 20's, arms outstretched carried over my head a '70 GP hood up a hill between cars in a large country boneyard. Pulling the cars XF 455 on the dirt was an easier task.

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Yes, it's really heavy, very doubtful one person could handle one. Two people would be adequate, three would be optimum.

Look at the 69 GP in my signature picture, I have taken GP hoods off and on many times during the 3 years I raced them.

Things I have found that help;

Put 4X4 blocks at the base of the windshield to keep it from accidentally sliding into the windshield.

If you have an engine crane or a chain fall hanging from above, hook it to the hood release bar to support the weight of the hood once you remove the last hood hinge bolts. Been forty years since I raced that car, but as I remember it has 3 hood bolts per side holding the hood to the hinges, it needs six bolts total to hold that heavy hood.

The only hood I ever took off that was heavier than the GP hood was a 76 Eldorado hood, that is the absolute heaviest hood I ever R&R ed.

Good luck, I've taken off a bunch of hoods by myself, I've even taken GP hoods off by myself, but used the mechanical aids like I posted (chain fall, 4X4 blocks to) hold the front of the hood up, and keep the rear edge from sliding into the windshield. Still nice to have at least a minimum of 2 people.

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The steel hood from my 74 Chevelle is 80 lbs.

That GP has got to be at least a hundred.

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Thanks guys. Was going to have my dad assist but not sure he can lift his half so ill get more help.

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Old 10-02-2020, 08:42 PM
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Actual weight is 110 pounds (bathroom scale), as noted in this thread:
https://forums.maxperformanceinc.com...d.php?t=753422

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2 young hulking guys or combo of 3 middle aged men to be safe!

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