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Old 08-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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Rusty Hoods ???

I searched and searched for rusty hoods and how someone has repaired them...found nothing, I had been looking for a good not rusted hood for my 62 for about 15 years finally found one that looked good so I bought it, I have bought several over the years and always found unwelcome surprises under the paint, this one I scratched the paint to metal in all the normal places before buying it and it was still rusty, the thing had rotted away from the inside !! Here is what I did to repair it, I had several hoods laying around and used a bit of that metal and some new sheet metal too, Mig welder set with 0.23 wire power 1 and wire speed of 4.5 and 8 hrs later I had a hood I could use, all together I fixed 5 rust spots
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:13 PM   #2
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:08 PM   #3
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looks great,need some more pratice
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:35 PM   #4
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That's impressive workmanship. Well done.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:57 PM   #5
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Good looking work!I had to do the same thing with mine.My hood looked great till i started sanding. Half the pasenger side of were the hood and fender meet was bud beer cans cut and jb welded then they packed about three cans of bondo on it.Same with the drivers side door took it off was wondering why it weighed about 600 pounds was all the bondo and beer cans.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:24 PM   #6
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Good looking work!I had to do the same thing with mine.My hood looked great till i started sanding. Half the pasenger side of were the hood and fender meet was bud beer cans cut and jb welded then they packed about three cans of bondo on it.Same with the drivers side door took it off was wondering why it weighed about 600 pounds was all the bondo and beer cans.
hahahaha that is awesome... at least it was still American
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:27 AM   #7
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That looks real good....nice job

Just a FYI, You can buy patch panels for the front of the hoods. But if you have another hood to cut the pieces from, that makes sense.
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Thanks for this thread.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:01 PM   #9
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Very well done!!
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:11 PM   #10
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Did you use a flapper on your grinder to get the metal finished? If so was it new or well worn? I know that the flappers work well and can lessen in courseness as they age. Im starting my metal work and want to reduce filler where I can. Thanks in advance!!
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Did you use a flapper on your grinder to get the metal finished? If so was it new or well worn? I know that the flappers work well and can lessen in courseness as they age. Im starting my metal work and want to reduce filler where I can. Thanks in advance!!
I use a DA with 80 grit to finish the metal after repairs, two coats of high build epoxy blocked and a few more coats of sealer and its done..I did not use any bondo on most of the hood repairs
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I searched and searched for rusty hoods and how someone has repaired them...found nothing, ...clip...
I was searching and was happy I found yours.

I have since found two more; both by Alan.

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I use a DA with 80 grit to finish the metal after repairs, two coats of high build epoxy blocked and a few more coats of sealer and its done..I did not use any bondo on most of the hood repairs
Thank you. I want to metal finish most of my body repairs to minimize bondo. I wanted to use primer as my bondo but I was unsure what the best tool for the job was. I've been using a grinder with a broke-in flapper and it has seemed to work well. I'm using a DA with 80 grit to strip paint but I haven't tried it for leveling welds.
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Thank you. I want to metal finish most of my body repairs to minimize bondo. I wanted to use primer as my bondo but I was unsure what the best tool for the job was. I've been using a grinder with a broke-in flapper and it has seemed to work well. I'm using a DA with 80 grit to strip paint but I haven't tried it for leveling welds.
oh I thought you meant the final finish, I used an 80 grit flapper but a brand new one and was very carefull to only hit the weld and not the area around it, if you use a worn flapper it is very hard to tell whet you are grinding because the edge is often rounded over

then I used a 3m roloc disk with 120 and then the 80 grit

the first coat of primer I thinned out to get in all the small scratches, then the 2nd went on like mud...and then a guide coat and some blocking, its a good idea to let the epoxy sit a few days to let it shrink...I know they say it does not shrink...but let me tell you the stuff I used did
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Thanks for the add. info. My flapper is only broke in and still has a square edge. So far I've only plug welded the CHEVROLET on the hood. I ground it down just like you did. I need to add some more weld into a couple of spots to fill some areas. I have the tools I just wanna know when to use them. I did metal work when I was a kid but both my thinking and the equipment used has changed.
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When looking for hoods don't forget to look at School Buses. They generally were maintained better and spent less time on the road. As they were higher off the ground, they are less likely to have been trampled on. Scrapyards use the buses for parts storage.
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