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Old 11-19-2012, 11:25 AM
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i would think that just filling the void would double the weight of the hood
my experience with fg hoods is that they are only glued together at the edges
i would cut the side walls out of the recess, jack the center section up and use chopped mat to make it whole again.
grind/sand the center section and 3 inches back into the hood so you can do a proper build up with fiberglass.
i'd grind the center section thin and build up the fiberglass back to the original hood thickness.
put a dozen screws thru the underside of the hood to jack the center section up to where you can fg it.



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Old 11-19-2012, 11:49 AM
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i would think that just filling the void would double the weight of the hood
my experience with fg hoods is that they are only glued together at the edges
i would cut the side walls out of the recess, jack the center section up and use chopped mat to make it whole again.
grind/sand the center section and 3 inches back into the hood so you can do a proper build up with fiberglass.
i'd grind the center section thin and build up the fiberglass back to the original hood thickness.
put a dozen screws thru the underside of the hood to jack the center section up to where you can fg it.


Ogre... Your right about the fix.. I'm not sure if this is the hood he has.. Just one I found.. But if it is ..Yes that is the best way to fix it.. And is easier then most will believe.. And if it's done right.. No one would ever know it was fixed..
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:03 PM
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Ogre, you are correct, that is the best and proper way to remove the indentation, I was thinking of a shorter, smaller indentation like on the 68 Camaro, my bad. Good call Ogre.

However if the hood that he has is like the one in the picture I'd leave it alone...I think it looks cool.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:08 PM
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Of course another thing to think about is why fill them at all? This hood is very identifiable for the car removing it makes it "just another car" while with it, it's a Javelin!

I would seriously think about leaving it as is. Making something "different" just to be different is seldom a going reason for doing something. Will removing those lines some how improve the looks? That would be a good reason to remove them, it if improves the looks of the car. If it's being done just to be different I would say re-think it.

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Totally agree Brian, I was thinking of a different, smaller indentation when first offered advice, but if that's the same hood the the Original Post has, leave well enough alone. I think it's one of the things AMC got right.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:45 PM
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And I am not even talking about my opinion if it would improve it or not, I haven't stated that opinion, I am talking the builder and owner of the cars opinion, will HE think removing them will improve the looks of the car. The expectations of the owner is all that matters. If he is doing it to just be different, it is usually a mistake.

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