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Fiber glass 156 /147 bonnets anyone ?

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I spoke to a few lads around here.
They would gladly make a few fibre glass bonnets for the 156 and possibly the 147.

The price for one bonnet would be about 200 Euro, and the shipping to UK would be 45€

The bonnet would be delivered unpainted, and would use your existing latch mechanism (no need to use bonnet pops) Apart from the weight saving, the bonnet would appear identical to the normal metal bonnet.

Would anyone be interested in this ?
Should save 10 kilos of the front axle..
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Weight saving ? As far as I know, fiber glass parts are quite heavy. the GTV OEM bonnet is FRP and it's heavy as heck.
The OEM bonnet for the 156 is around 14kg, I very much doubt the fiber glass version weighs only 4-5 kg.
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I have held one of their boot lids in my hands, it is very light.
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The price is quite good, but I just expressed my doubts about the weight.
They make boot lids as well ?
Can you find out the actual weight of the parts ?
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I may be able to find out the weight on some other parts they have made.
They have not done any Alfa parts before till I started asking about it, so no examples are ready made, but I have seen what they have done for racecars in the past, and its pretty solid, and light.
Boot lids can be made as well, I think, just need the order and the the template (an existing lid from a scrap yard )
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