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03-27-2009 08:58 AM hood sides back on
I'm not real concerned about the color of the primer not matching as most of it will be sanded off when it goes to final paint. As mentioned before the plan is to drive it, ALOT, this summer then it all gets redone next winter. I hope to find a painter to redo all my bad work and put the final color on. The body, bed, hood, and custom panels are a little rough any way, they show their age, so I don't need/want them to be perfect. Which is to say I can't afford to have hours put in on making it something it's not. It's a hot rod and that's good enough for me.
Now I need to do seat covers, put the insulation on the floor and up the firewall, add some carpet, and hopefully all this after I get the engine started and broken in.
Please forgive the funny angles in the photos. My garage shop is little and it's hard to get very far back to see what things look like. Back soon I hope!


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03-27-2009 08:45 AM back on the hood sides
Just put a couple of coats of colored primer on the hood sides. Didn't have enough of the original yellow to add to the primer so I was able to get a coupe of shots of yellow toner from a friend at a body shop. As you can see it's not the same yellow.


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03-10-2009 12:37 PM Hood latch install
The rubber part attaches to the hood with a riveted bracket and gets pulled down to lock into the cup attached to the radiator support. The support bracket is just strap welded to the tube, I'll grind a little and fill a little to smooth it out and paint it. Then I can reach in under the hood side and release the hood. Now on to the bull nose and the gap at the front. Thanks for tuning in!


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03-10-2009 12:30 PM Hood latch install
I looked around and couldn't find any hood latches for my `46 that didn't envolve big fabrication. I settled on these rubber latches from Speedway thinking that they would allow some give in the adjustment and still pull the hood down. Rivets seemed to be the way to mount the latch as this would give less stress to already stressed hood than welding the sheet metal. Drilled three holes and riveted the mount to the hood, The rivet heads will painted hood color and should "go away", I think. There are probably several better ways to latch the hood.


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03-05-2009 12:02 PM Lights and hood flairs
I am about done with the hood sides, just need skim coat and alot of sanding. The lights are in and work. The next job is the hood itself, it needs a lot of work to flatten it out and close the gap at the front. I am thinking of making a new bull nose from tubing as the stock one catches the hood in places, due to the other problem. Then some way to hold it on at the sides.

I really need to get this thing running as I am VERY tired of pushing back and forth in my little shop.


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