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06-25-2017 08:21 PM 'glassing the hood
Last weekend I glued the metal tubing to the hood with some epoxy like liquid nails caulk. This was only intended to be enough to hold the frame in place and fill in the gaps while I glass it to the underside, which I did earlier today. It was really my first fiberglass attempt, and aside from a local college class I took last summer about composite fabrication, I've never worked with fiberglass before. I guess it came out OK. I'll let it cure this week and hopefully sand it down next weekend and then start working on making some type of stopper, as well as mounting the pins and anything else needed.

Btw, it was rather hot out here today. It's days like these I really appreciate having a fridge in the garage filled with icy cold beverages to keep me refreshed and hydrated while I work


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06-11-2017 09:19 PM tilt hood frame 2
More progress made on the tilt hood frame. I made an open area in the middle in case the future engine, whatever it may be, requires the space.


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06-04-2017 10:35 PM tilt hood frame 1
Started to build the frame for under the front end for the tilting hood. It's only tacked together, and I'm thinking I should spend the time now to build this frame in a way that leaves me the option to cut a hole in the hood, just in case some future engine component needs to stick up through the hood ...

I did weld in a tube through the frame for strength, and after bending the two main bars I cut them and added a sleeve in one section. This allowed me to easily rotate them to taper outwards. I find this easier than trying to mirror a torquing bend in the tubing.


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01-16-2017 09:12 PM fiberglass doors 2
more pics showing the end result of the pass door hinge modification and the improved fit of the door. I also added the rear emblem frame on the trunk panel a la the 2lbt '55.


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01-16-2017 09:10 PM fiberglass doors 1
Minor updates here, especially compared to a few weeks back, I am working on fitting the fiberglass doors that came with my car. The passenger side took re-engineering the hinges (they wouldn't move far enough inwards) to get the pass door to sit close to the body. It also didn't move up high enough to get the front part of the door to line up with the details in the car body. The driver side wasn't as bad, but the bottom side is in too far. This could be due to the fiberglass door not being accurate, but my rocker panel has waves in it, too. I think it'll be easiest for me to revise the lower hinge which will also help the top part of the door tuck in more (currently this area sticks out a bit) and then to massage the body for any further fine tuning. Once I'm happy with this I'll get the front clip lined up and work on making the hinge/ frame assembly for that to make a tilt hood.


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