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    02378 Since 1981 Delorean02378's Avatar
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    Deloreans with an X in/on the hood

    For those folks wondering what an X on a Delorean hood looks like, here are a few examples.

    If you're looking to purchase a Delorean and see this on the hood, figure in the cost of a new hood as these can not be removed the majority of time.

    Anyone else have pictures of an X they can add?

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    I don't want to be part of the Human race Roman Legion's Avatar
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    Thanks for the heads up, I thought they could be easily fixed.. How much would a new hood cost, so I can accurately figure how much to subtract from my offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roman Legion View Post
    Thanks for the heads up, I thought they could be easily fixed.. How much would a new hood cost, so I can accurately figure how much to subtract from my offer?
    A little over a $1,000, and only flat hoods are available now.

    http://www.delorean.com/store/p-9526-hood-flat.aspx
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    how do the hoods aquire the x? is it bad body work? bad design? stainless too flemsy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timothymoore View Post
    how do the hoods aquire the x? is it bad body work? bad design? stainless too flemsy?
    Pressure applied to the hood. If someone used it as a shelf and stacked boxes or other weighty items on it it will press it down on the X support on the backside making the X visible. It can also happen from scrubbing too hard on it when cleaning or leaning on the hood. In short, don't apply any more pressure to the hood than necessary.
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    02378 Since 1981 Delorean02378's Avatar
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    2nd Example

    Currently there's a Delorean on Ebay for sale that has an X that is not as pronounced but you can definitely see it. I wasn't able to get the picture in the proper format to add as an attachment, hopefully one of our computer folks can add it to this thread.

    The X on this car is from someone attempting to remove the paint and applying lots of pressure to the hood.

    Here's the link.

    http://s1218.photobucket.com/albums/...t=a2d6ca42.jpg

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    3rd Example

    Grady has an X hood on his website from a pilot car and documents removing the X:

    http://www.pjgrady.co.uk/GenericCont...an_Hood_X.html
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    seeing an X on a gas flap hood makes me sad inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delorean02378 View Post
    If you're looking to purchase a Delorean and see this on the hood, figure in the cost of a new hood as these can not be removed the majority of time.
    ...or just be happy you've got a DeLorean and drive the sucker.

    Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidProehl View Post
    Pressure applied to the hood. If someone used it as a shelf and stacked boxes or other weighty items on it it will press it down on the X support on the backside making the X visible. It can also happen from scrubbing too hard on it when cleaning or leaning on the hood. In short, don't apply any more pressure to the hood than necessary.
    So just how much is too much pressure when cleaning or regraining? If you're usisng a wolf's head wheel, would that put too much pressure? Is hand graining more dangerous?

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