Camaro Body Parts:

Fiberglass aftermarket automotive body panels have always been a method of reducing weight on a vehicle. Care must be taken in finding a supplier who provides fiberglass parts which are not overly wavy in contour and thin enough so that they actually reduce the weight of the vehicle and not contribute extra weight.

Fiberglass fender panels:

Auto Component Design
(Division of United Plastics Inc.)
1340 West Collins Ave.
Orange, CA 92667
(714)532-6140

Part #: 1404, 1405
Weight (as shipped): 7.5 lbs each

Third Gen '82-'92 Camaro Fiberglass fender panels

Installation notes: This is far from a bolt-in installation. I had to fix various deficiencies in the panel before it could be used.

Fixes:

The original Third Gen Camaro GM steel fender weighs 11.7 lbs each.

The steel brace extracted from the fender weighs 1.40 lbs each.
The original weight of the fiberglass fender as shipped weighs 7.5 lbs each.
The fiberglass fender with the brace weighs 8.9 lbs.
If weight savings is your goal, this is a poor choice given all the work required. The contour was true and did not need bondo work.


Doors and Door Concepts:


Body Kits:

Trans Am body kit for the 5th gen Camaro

Trans Am body kit for the 5th gen Camaro


Auto Component Design
(Division of United Plastics Inc.)
1340 West Collins Ave.
Orange, CA 92667
(714)532-6140

Camaro Bolt On Hood '82-'92
Part #1393
Weight: 25 lbs
Stock GM '82 Z28 plastic hood: 44.4 lbs

Third Gen '82-'92 Camaro Fiberglass Bolt-on Hood. Part #: 1393
This hood was truly bolt-on and did not require rework like the fender. It was structurally rigid and fit in place. It did require some light bondo work to remove some waves in the contour.

Note the use of a rod to hold up the hood instead of using the gas struts. The force required to compress the gas struts could break the lightweight hood.

Mr Gasket Co.

Hood Locks (Flush mount). Part #: 1472
Protect the your investment in your engine.

Hood pins:

Paint: BASF Glasurit 54 line (German OEM paint used on Mercedes and Porches)


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