Pretty sure its aluminum. Too light to be steel. Didn't look like fiberglass when a sawed a hole in the top of my TA hood.
A little worried but I can delete the cables I guess if it looks like that's going to be an issue. The cables are sheathed in plastic however. I'll try the mag trick, duh! Why didn't I think of that? Anyhow the kit's $300 and the dealer gave me his 15% ChallengerTalk discount. He's a Challenger enthusiast too. But I have the piece of mind (not to mention the piece of paper saying the Dodge dealer did it) that it's a Dodge installed factory part. The kit looks great in person, best I've seen yet. The large pin plates (trapezoidal 5x8" or so each plate) install under the plastic piece that covers the radiator etc so they only make a small hole through that which gets covered up with a rubber grommet. Thanks again for the above mentioned magnet trick I'll go chech right now.Are you worried about the paint at the base of the hood? Won't it get scratched?
That's what I was thinking. Think how heavy it would be if it actually had a frame.i got my daughters crunched hood back from the body shop yesterday,it felt really light so i got the bathroom scales and its about 25 lbs. in comparisson a smaller 74 toyota celica hood i have is 47 lbs. its puzzling to me that the new challenger is around 4000 lbs with all the plastic,aluminum and thin steel,maybe the floor pans are really thick?