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Old 05-20-2010, 06:39 PM
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Re: I love this hood!

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The Venom hood started as a project for myself. The plan was to mold and make the hoods myself for my fellow Jeepers. The whole project took a turn when someone mentioned having it manufactured. I took a risk and If I told you what I was out of pocked to make these hood's you would puke!!! I did not pay an 8 year old to work 12 hours a day either. I made it myself and delivered it to the manufacturer on my dime and time. Total time was well over 500 hrs for 1 hood and a bunch of computer hours that's not including CBD's 300+ hours. Think of it as ART what do you pay an artist to paint something for you or a designer to design something for you? I'm not complaining just trying to help you understand why different hood's are different prices.

The way I felt about it was why not have it manufactured and give it to the best in the business. I put the time into it and wanted a manufacture to take pride in what I had made. I probably could of had it made for cheap which in turn would have meant a less than desirable product and cheaper usage of materials with no guarantee of fitment and longevity. That's in essence what you get when you buy a 300-600 Chinese hood. Is that Chinese hood worth 1,800 dollars I don't think so. I can make that hood in two days and have it produced in 2 weeks Guaranteed!! I would never glue a scoop on a hood and put my name on it that's not me more money to be made or not. I take pride in what I do and I am a perfectionist. Now will it sell yea sure it would if it where priced right it would probably sell 10-1 to the venom hood. That don't bother me at all options are good and competition is good also that way people have something to compare it to.

Remember this started as a project for myself so If I get some quality hoods out and people get to see my work and how much I payed attention to detail (Which the Jeep Deserves) and their happy then I'm happy. If you still have questions feel free to call me and maybe I can shed some light on the hood making process and exactly what it takes finically. I guarantee You will come back on the forums with a big I was so wrong comparing those 2 hood prices LOL.
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Chad- At your 500 hours alone to develop the Venom for CBD to produce. Thats roughly 30,000 in wages for me. I look at it this way, if Im going to change my brake fluid and it takes me two hours, or I can take it to a shop that can do it an hour, whats my time at my wages going to cost me to do the work? Well the shop is nearly 40% savings for me, and I can now find something else to do with that freed up two hours. So going by that rationale, Id say your hood, to me, is a good deal. Not just because you have done it cheaper, but you also by far exceeded the quality and craftsmanship I could obtain, whether it be my work or a contracted shop. Not to mention at the rate you reply to all these posts, Id say your customer service is excellent. Now the big question, will I buy a Venom hood? F$CK NO!!!! You shot yourself in the foot announcing there is yet to come two more hoods from you. However I will buy a hood.... just waiting to see what I like best. Unless you wanna offer a early buyback? You can call it the Johnny Boychicks hood whore exchange program! J/K Johnny!
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Re: I love this hood!

I hear YA.
Like I said their is no timeline.

LOL No Boychicks exchange LMAO!!
I bet Johnny could get you more than you paid for it on Ebay if you did buy one LOL.
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I hear YA.
Like I said their is no timeline.

LOL No Boychicks exchange LMAO!!
I bet Johnny could get you more than you paid for it on Ebay if you did buy one LOL.
Looking forward to seeing the pics as the new hoods are installed!
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I was quoted those figures direct from the manufacture......

and boychickis....isnt your viper hood still upwards to 2k as well???

Im just tired of EVERY hood being twice as much as any other cowl hood on the market for us Jeepers......fn re dick u lus
Yeah, the viper hood cost me $1600 and then $200 shipping. My fiber glass medic hood cost me $950 shipped. My carbon fiber medic hood cost me $1300 shipped.
Fiber Images is obviously not a well known place and I don't even think Americans run it, that price shows the quality. That hood alone was probably a $500-600 hood, but because it was literally the only aftermarket hood, then you both FI and the middle man could make mad $$ from it.
Now the Black Ops hood is not high because it is only the 2nd hood to come out, it is because of the company that is making it. They are letting the middle man get it for cheap because of the time it takes to develop the mold and each hood, having to cut each vent and make sure everything is perfect. I have faith that when I get that hood in, it is going to fit 99% like my OEM hood, maybe even 100%. If it doesn't, I would have to say it is then not the $1600 hood. Also the time that was spent is hardly put into the price, 500+ hours. Now that is crazy. Without that though, CBD would not have been able to do that product and make it the way they are.



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Chad- At your 500 hours alone to develop the Venom for CBD to produce. Thats roughly 30,000 in wages for me. I look at it this way, if Im going to change my brake fluid and it takes me two hours, or I can take it to a shop that can do it an hour, whats my time at my wages going to cost me to do the work? Well the shop is nearly 40% savings for me, and I can now find something else to do with that freed up two hours. So going by that rationale, Id say your hood, to me, is a good deal. Not just because you have done it cheaper, but you also by far exceeded the quality and craftsmanship I could obtain, whether it be my work or a contracted shop. Not to mention at the rate you reply to all these posts, Id say your customer service is excellent. Now the big question, will I buy a Venom hood? F$CK NO!!!! You shot yourself in the foot announcing there is yet to come two more hoods from you. However I will buy a hood.... just waiting to see what I like best. Unless you wanna offer a early buyback? You can call it the Johnny Boychicks hood whore exchange program! J/K Johnny!
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I hear YA.
Like I said their is no timeline.

LOL No Boychicks exchange LMAO!!
I bet Johnny could get you more than you paid for it on Ebay if you did buy one LOL.
LOLOL !!! That was pretty good.

And I probably coulddd
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Frick keep your messages short or we're going to ban you all, lol.
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Re: I love this hood!

Fawk yopu!!!!! Sorry, blame it on thee Jack and COKE!!!!!
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The Venom hood started as a project for myself. The plan was to mold and make the hoods myself for my fellow Jeepers. The whole project took a turn when someone mentioned having it manufactured. I took a risk and If I told you what I was out of pocked to make these hood's you would puke!!! I did not pay an 8 year old to work 12 hours a day either. I made it myself and delivered it to the manufacturer on my dime and time. Total time was well over 500 hrs for 1 hood and a bunch of computer hours that's not including CBD's 300+ hours. Think of it as ART what do you pay an artist to paint something for you or a designer to design something for you? I'm not complaining just trying to help you understand why different hood's are different prices.

The way I felt about it was why not have it manufactured and give it to the best in the business. I put the time into it and wanted a manufacture to take pride in what I had made. I probably could of had it made for cheap which in turn would have meant a less than desirable product and cheaper usage of materials with no guarantee of fitment and longevity. That's in essence what you get when you buy a 300-600 Chinese hood. Is that Chinese hood worth 1,800 dollars I don't think so. I can make that hood in two days and have it produced in 2 weeks Guaranteed!! I would never glue a scoop on a hood and put my name on it that's not me more money to be made or not. I take pride in what I do and I am a perfectionist. Now will it sell yea sure it would if it where priced right it would probably sell 10-1 to the venom hood. That don't bother me at all options are good and competition is good also that way people have something to compare it to.

Remember this started as a project for myself so If I get some quality hoods out and people get to see my work and how much I payed attention to detail (Which the Jeep Deserves) and their happy then I'm happy. If you still have questions feel free to call me and maybe I can shed some light on the hood making process and exactly what it takes finically. I guarantee You will come back on the forums with a big I was so wrong comparing those 2 hood prices LOL.
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We need some finished pics!
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Cmon pics of this hood or the black ops
hood on a jeep would be nice.
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who is making this hood? Come on guys....spread the info...LOL
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Is Trufiber the manufacturer of the hood in the first post? I love this hood, and I need a hood for my SRT Ocho, so I am in the market. I sent an E-mail to the sales dept at trufiber this morning, I will see what happens this week.
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