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01-22-2015 12:54 PM
Javelin69 LOL

Well alot has happened it the past couple of years. Other than life, I bought a house, got married, and have a beautiful 14 month old daughter. So the car was'nt totally a priority. But nowwwwwwwwww, I'm kinda revisting with it, hehe.....
01-22-2015 11:24 AM
MARTINSR
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and we've been waiting patiently for 2+ years for your reply
LOLOLOL
01-22-2015 10:21 AM
ogre
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Originally Posted by Javelin69 View Post
Nope, that's the one I got!
and we've been waiting patiently for 2+ years for your reply
01-21-2015 06:41 PM
Javelin69
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
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.

Brian
Well if you think about it, they only had them for 67-69, then when 70' came around it was a different design I believe. Yes it's what makes a Javelin a Javelin, but the reason why I wanted to change it was to add a functional hood scoop, and with the recesses that way to many things going on, on the hood, I think...
01-21-2015 06:37 PM
Javelin69
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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..
Nope, that's the one I got!
11-19-2012 01:45 PM
MARTINSR 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.

Brian
11-19-2012 01:15 PM
69 widetrack 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.
11-19-2012 01:08 PM
MARTINSR 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.

Brian
11-19-2012 12:03 PM
69 widetrack 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.
11-19-2012 11:49 AM
NEW INTERIORS
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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..
11-19-2012 11:25 AM
ogre 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.


11-19-2012 07:57 AM
69 widetrack
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Yes I know the resin would be very thin less than 1/16". Any thicker and I would use the same mixture as I did for filling.

Thanks
Vince
Like Evercoat's Featherfill, resin based.

Ray
11-19-2012 07:53 AM
302 Z28
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Vince..Resin by it's self is very brittle..
Yes I know the resin would be very thin less than 1/16". Any thicker and I would use the same mixture as I did for filling.

Thanks
Vince
11-19-2012 07:35 AM
NEW INTERIORS
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No way would I use traditional body filler, it would have to be too thick. I would use polyester resin mixed with either micro balloons or chopped cotton fiber to form a thick paste. Use that thick paste to build up the low area then fill any small imperfections with just catalyzed polyester resin.

Vince
Vince..Resin by it's self is very brittle..
11-19-2012 07:25 AM
302 Z28 No way would I use traditional body filler, it would have to be too thick. I would use polyester resin mixed with either micro balloons or chopped cotton fiber to form a thick paste. Use that thick paste to build up the low area then fill any small imperfections with just catalyzed polyester resin.

Vince
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