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      08-04-2012, 07:39 AM   #1
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I couldn't help but notice that the hood on my '07 M Coupe appears to be glued down to the hood frame. After further investigation, I have determined that the hood must be fiberglass. Now I am wondering what other body parts are fiberglass? Is this done to reduce weight? Too bad carbon fiber wasn't used.
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I couldn't help but notice that the hood on my '07 M Coupe appears to be glued down to the hood frame. After further investigation, I have determined that the hood must be fiberglass. Now I am wondering what other body parts are fiberglass? Is this done to reduce weight? Too bad carbon fiber wasn't used.

I believe all the hoods on Z4Ms are aluminium. It's a weight reduction measure, yes. I don't think there's a lick of fiberglass on these cars.
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I believe all the hoods on Z4Ms are aluminium. It's a weight reduction measure, yes. I don't think there's a lick of fiberglass on these cars.
Correct.
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there is a carbon fiber doors effort going on fyi, group buy is in the works
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Hood is in the works too.
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there is a carbon fiber doors effort going on fyi, group buy is in the works
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Hood is in the works too.
There's NO LIFE in the works as well................
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^ Sorry for the CF roof/doors/hood + no life in the works for now???? But cha ching cha ching is in the works for later.
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^ Sorry for the CF roof/doors/hood + no life in the works for now???? But cha ching cha ching is in the works for later.
lol.....thats good , cause' all I hear/feel right now is a vacuum on my wallet....whoooooosh !!
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we need a group buy/project thread for the doors needed for the mold.
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is the skin of the hood glued to the frame of the hood?
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is the skin of the hood glued to the frame of the hood?
Yes!
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You'll also see the rivets holding it on along the sides of the hood. The Audi A6 also has an aluminum hood and is constructed the same way with glue. Common practice.

All body panels are steel and aluminum (hood) no fiberglass was ever used.

Also most inner frames are glued together on newer constructed cars even with steel. Next time you look under your hood of your next new car Chances are the inner frame is glued.
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