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    Delorean Hood with Groves Style lines no gas flap

    Hi, I have a 1981 Delorean but its hood was replaced with a flat version. I'm looking to trade someone or buy a hood with the grooves, but no gas flap. Please let me know if you or someone you know may be selling one. I live in Orange County, California. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAVLIK6835 View Post
    Hi, I have a 1981 Delorean but its hood was replaced with a flat version. I'm looking to trade someone or buy a hood with the grooves, but no gas flap. Please let me know if you or someone you know may be selling one. I live in Orange County, California. Thanks!
    I've got a spare grooved hood (no flap). The stainless is really lovely. It was hand-picked for me by Chris Nicholson from Rob Grady's collection and re-grained by Chris in 2016. The fiberglass side is nice, but cosmetically could do with being re-finished. There's some messy yellow glue around the carpet edges that needs cleaned up. I took it off my car about 6 months ago when I luckily managed to source a very rare brand new NOS grooved hood south of LA.

    I was going to keep this hood as a backup, but I don't think it'll ever need it. I'm in the Bay Area, CA. I'm not willing to ship it, but you're more than welcome drive up to collect it. I did this when I found my NOS hood south of LA. It was one heck of a drive, but worth it.

    I'll post some pics in the morning in daylight. I'd be looking for $2k.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by C.Bennett; 11-07-2018 at 11:15 PM.
    Oct 1981 DeLorean DMC-12
    Manual transmission. Grooved hood. Grey interior. Rear antenna.
    Obsessive perfectionist and proud owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Bennett View Post
    I've got a spare grooved hood (no flap). The stainless is really lovely. It was hand-picked for me by Chris Nicholson from Rob Grady's collection and re-grained by Chris in 2016. The fiberglass side is nice, but cosmetically could do with being re-finished. There's some messy yellow glue around the carpet edges that needs cleaned up. I took it off my car about 6 months ago when I luckily managed to source a very rare brand new NOS grooved hood south of LA.

    I was going to keep this hood as a backup, but I don't think it'll ever need it. I'm in the Bay Area, CA. I'm not willing to ship it, but you're more than welcome drive up to collect it. I did this when I found my NOS hood south of LA. It was one heck of a drive, but worth it.

    I'll post some pics in the morning in daylight. I'd be looking for $2k.

    Thanks!
    As promised, here's the photos the hood. Any questions, just shout. I'm in no rush to sell.

































    Oct 1981 DeLorean DMC-12
    Manual transmission. Grooved hood. Grey interior. Rear antenna.
    Obsessive perfectionist and proud owner.

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    Thanks for posting! This is what Ive been looking for but not sure about driving 12 hours round trip to get it. Where did you get your new one in LA?! That would be perfect for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAVLIK6835 View Post
    Thanks for posting! This is what Ive been looking for but not sure about driving 12 hours round trip to get it. Where did you get your new one in LA?! That would be perfect for me!
    No worries. Iíve got someone local willing to take it.

    The NOS hood south of LA was part of a retired body shop owners long term unused inventory. He was liquidating his parts collection to pay for medical treatment. I believe it was purchased in the early 80s for a job that didnít go ahead. He liked the part so much, he kept it pristine for 35 years. I got lucky. These grooved hoods are very rare these days used, let alone NOS. G-luck with finding one closer to LA.
    Oct 1981 DeLorean DMC-12
    Manual transmission. Grooved hood. Grey interior. Rear antenna.
    Obsessive perfectionist and proud owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Bennett View Post
    As promised, here's the photos the hood. Any questions, just shout. I'm in no rush to sell.
    Good grief that is a nice looking hood. Wow. Certainly sets a nice benchmark for condition and price. And for the quality of the workmanship when one can get the stainless repair wizard in to work on your panels.

    I know we all see so many "for sale" prices, mostly with entire cars, but not actually what they sold for. I would be interested in knowing what this actually sells for if you're willing to share that info (and so to is the person who ends up buying it of course). I have a hood (attached to my car!) that's just like yours, although not quite as pretty. Close, but not quite that nice.


    Sept. 81, auto, black interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Bennett View Post
    I've got a spare grooved hood (no flap). The stainless is really lovely. It was hand-picked for me by Chris Nicholson from Rob Grady's collection and re-grained by Chris in 2016. The fiberglass side is nice, but cosmetically could do with being re-finished. There's some messy yellow glue around the carpet edges that needs cleaned up. I took it off my car about 6 months ago when I luckily managed to source a very rare brand new NOS grooved hood south of LA.

    I was going to keep this hood as a backup, but I don't think it'll ever need it. I'm in the Bay Area, CA. I'm not willing to ship it, but you're more than welcome drive up to collect it. I did this when I found my NOS hood south of LA. It was one heck of a drive, but worth it.

    I'll post some pics in the morning in daylight. I'd be looking for $2k.

    Thanks!
    I think I found someone willing to pick the hood up for me if you still have it?

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