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Old 01-05-2013, 09:51 PM
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Fiberglass hood blocking

I have spent way too many hours on this dang hood.

I am not looking to make career out of this... turning out one restoration every 5 years is not a good business plan.

65 mustang fiberglass 'shelby' hood with the steel bracing. Picked it up from Dallas Mustang. Cosmetically it was in decent shape. I scuffed with a red pad / epoxy primer / 3 coats of SPI regular 2k primer / blocked / filled low spots with poly putty / 3 more coats of SPI 2k.

I had this thing blocked out so nice... BUT, I made a rookie mistake and although I blocked it parallel to the front up to the hood scoop, I had the block parallel to the side between the side and hood scoop.

Evidently, there is a nice big dip in that area that blocked out nicely this way, but I don't think it would look good. So I spent another full day today filling and blocking. Also, you will see in the pictures that there is a little dip on either side of the scoop.

I don't know if I have a question, am just looking for constructive criticism, or just some reassurance that I am on the right track and to keep at it because one day I will be able to actually paint some color on this car. I am 4 years in... granted, I have had a child and started a new job since then... and now that I have a second boy due in April, I am feeling the pressure to get this mustang painted or I may never finish it.
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