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Old 08-11-2011, 02:02 PM
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Rootlieb hood on a glass car ....

I just ordered a Rootlieb 4 piece hood for my glass 32 Deuce Roadster . Im running a steel Vintique shell . Anybody out there have any tips or tricks on installing one of these on a glass car. Never worked with one of these hoods before - Thanks Mayor

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Plan on grinding the edges to obtain a consistant gap on a glass car.




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Vince - grind the edges?? You'll lose the rolled over doubled edge and the strength or do you weld them afterwards - which means more welding. And grinding. And welding. etc. Wouldn't you grind/fit the 'glass body instead? If you make an error, it's a lot easier fixing 'glass then trying to repair a $250+ steel hood side (you don't want to know how I know that price and I'm not even using them) Of course you do all that after doing a body alignment with frame shimming first

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My Rootlieb hood did not have rolled edges, flat sheet metal is all.

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My Rootlieb hood did not have rolled edges, flat sheet metal is all.

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I guess that would make it a bit easier to do some fitting. Sure would have made my life 'better' when I did my hood - at least the tops that I am using

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Old 08-11-2011, 06:41 PM
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I guess that would make it a bit easier to do some fitting. Sure would have mde my life 'better' when I did my hood - at least th tops that I am using

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The only area of my hood that has a rolled edge is where it contacts the inner fender panels, the rest is just flat panel steel. I had to grind both the top on either side of center and also both sides. That was a lot easier that trying to reproduce the edge of the glass body after grinding on it. If you look at that first photo you can see the red line that I had to remove.

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