Aluminum hood or steel
Thanks guys for the advice. I usually use PPG's DP primer but I've heard a lot of good things about SPI. As far as the hinges are concerned as long as the bolt pattern is the same I don't think I'll have any problems as there are no springs. Oh, and I definitely will not forget to scrap the aluminum hood. I could kick myself in the butt when I found out I could get $$$ for scrap catalytic converters. I scrapped 3 converters at the local DPW including one from a truck (large).
Well, thanks again, Ed