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Old 12-15-2008, 09:16 AM
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I had a good amount of time this weekend to get some things done. So much so I'm starting to run out of things to do body work wise...

I finished shaving the fenders that needed finishing.

I also shaved the hood handle. I just cut off the button latch.

Prepared the weld area.

Bolted the handle assembly on with a little 1" square piece of 22 gauge sheet metal to fill the button hole.

Welded in the handle, welded the handle to the filler piece, and that piece to the hood.

I then used a cutoff wheel to cut the handle down flush. I the weld the bolts and filler metal to the outer metal of the hood.

Then I ground it flush.

A little body filler and block sanding.

And voilą...Finished!

Next, i want to delete the crescent moon vents and that should be about it body work wise. The onto building a roll bar.
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