Originally Posted by Old Fool
Stand car on end in a tub of molasses for a month! <jk>
I wish I had a good idea, but I dont even know what the underside of the hood looks like on that car
Thinking about it a bit more and researching the hood latch design a bit I would use the sawzall and then the welder . quick simple and done deal.
THat may end up being the best way. I just checked Chevsof the 40s website and I can get a replacement latch bolt for only about $30 in chrome
. If I could find a decent picture of that latch arrangement so I could just cut the latch bolt and not the secondary safety release ( the one you pop after the hood jumps up a couple inches from pilling the cable ) , it would cut down on the fabrication. Goodness knows, we've got enough of that ahead of us on this thing .