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Old 03-16-2012, 07:17 AM
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Warped hood??

Do you guys think the top of my hood is warped under that bondo?
Under the hood has no dents or holes which would make me think it isn't.
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it looks alright i guess i cant really see.
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can you tell its warped from underneath?
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:51 PM
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You may be able to but we can't tell from a photo, it would take a perfect photo showing us the warp, without knowing if is exists or not, you can't take a photo of it.

What are your concerns? Have you tried repairing it and you are having a hard time? One of the biggest difficulties with doing hoods is that they flex. So as you are running a board or block over it with sandpaper it is flexing.

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well its going to a shop on monday, my concerns are the shop telling me they cant fix it due to warping and pitting etc.
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If you are going somewhere that you can't trust, you are starting this journey up the poop creek without a paddle.

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lots of shops can't fix hoods for crap unless they get a sharp pick hammer to it, take out the arch, and load it up with mud. It's a shame. Or in other cases they'll say it's the supports pulling it down here and there and there's nothing you can do about it...yeah right! I've seen hoods come out of REPUTABLE shops where everything on the car is perfect except slight imperfections on the hood. the key is to give it special attention. If you want to know how good they are ask them how they'd handle your hood.

The right way to fix a hood is in most cases separating the adhesion between the supports and outer skin, metal work, then shrink it tight enought to block with a shrinking disk, then re-adhere it to the supports before filling....thing is, most guys don't pay for that so I just get out the pick hammer and start pecking-lol
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Make sure the frame is still glued to the hood skin
around all four openings. If the frame has separated,
then the hood skin might warp.
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lots of shops can't fix hoods for crap unless they get a sharp pick hammer to it, take out the arch, and load it up with mud. It's a shame. Or in other cases they'll say it's the supports pulling it down here and there and there's nothing you can do about it...yeah right! I've seen hoods come out of REPUTABLE shops where everything on the car is perfect except slight imperfections on the hood. the key is to give it special attention. If you want to know how good they are ask them how they'd handle your hood.

The right way to fix a hood is in most cases separating the adhesion between the supports and outer skin, metal work, then shrink it tight enought to block with a shrinking disk, then re-adhere it to the supports before filling....thing is, most guys don't pay for that so I just get out the pick hammer and start pecking-lol
You are right Henry on all counts, many shops don't have a guy who would do something like this old hood properly.

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Old 03-17-2012, 08:28 AM
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If you are going somewhere that you can't trust, you are starting this journey up the poop creek without a paddle.

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Not only that....If the shop DOSENT what to get al that crap off and down to bare metal you better just dive in sheet creek head first...
No body knows whats under there or if it was done right, so its gotta go.
First get it down to the metal THEN decide what to do with the hood But unless its something very rare I'd find another one ,that one is something I'd pass on if I was looking for one. Go to lowes and buy a gallon of Jasco paint stripper and spend 4hrs stripping it before you bring it to the shop That'll save you 200.00 right from the start.
4hrs stripping + 10hrs bodywork + 10 hrs blocking prep and paint = 24 hrs labor at 50,00 per hr (min) =2400,00 ...Thats just for the hood and that doesnt inc. underneath or buffing. So what do you end up with ? a nice looking hood full of bondo......Find another hood ....
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DBM is right on in that replacing it if it is too bad may be the best choice and much cheaper than having it fixed or leaving it up to a bodyshop that doesn't know how to repair something like this. Replacing panels like that can be a real chore, or they are relatively easy to find and it's the best way to go, it is tough call as we may not know the car you are working on that well.
I know a stock hood on a Chevelle of the sixties is easy as pie to find because everyone replaces them with repro SS hoods. Personally, I rather have a nice original flat hood than a Chinese repro but that's me.

Yep, getting it to bare metal and getting a real good look at it is the way to go, and use a paint stripper as DBM suggested, DO NOT try to sand or God forbid grind it off! You want a warped hood, that will do it if done anywhere near incorrectly.

Here is a little "Basics of Basics" on something like that hood. (click here)

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So my options are 1: find a new hood
2: strip the hood and see what's underneath
3: have faith in a body shop
Doing some research I found 2 company's that make 69 Chevelle flat good.
Unlimited products and us body source.
It looks like according to the picture that it has no rear grills.
Also have you heard of these companies??
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Bring it to a shop first, repro sheet metal is the LAST resort period. I don't know those companies but it is pretty much a moot point being most all repro sheet metal comes from the same couple of sources.

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Thats not even an SS hood.......should be able to find one easy......Get another hood
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Forget about a new hood get a good used one for 100- 200.00 it'll be 10 X better AND OEM...theres a bunch of them around here I even saw a few at a U pull it ,all their hoods are 50.00.....hey I found a 48 plymouth biz coupe deck lid so this is a cake walk.....try this site start with salvage yards close to you and expand your search http://www.car-part.com/
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