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Old 01-17-2013, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by da34guy View Post
Her's 1 I did a few yeats ago.
If ya have ever had a 46- 48 Ford hood apart you knoe they are 3 pieces.Rt side, left side and the center trim (which tapers front to rear)
First thing done was build a can under the hood and weld under the center, to keep everything symetrical.
Then flip it over and cut the center out.
Fab a filler piece to fill that area and weld in.
Next was to pancake, section what ever the sides.
Went from zero on the rear to 3 1/2 inches in the center front.
Cut that out and shoved the nose down and welded up the sides.
Ya still with me?
Next I extended the front down 6 1/2 inched to faded into the 46 olds grille.
Not for the faint of heart, had over 80 hours in that puppy.
On a side note, Guy comes in the shop the day I finished it and when he saw it he wanted me to do his.
All I said was
"Sure I'll do it, 50 bucks an hour @ 80 per, you do the math! "
He never did have me do it
Love that car ,one of the best use of colors interior and exterior i have seen in a while ,I had a 1959mplymouth Fury painted this color ,or very close in mareitta ga in 1967 got car finished on Thursday,my school teacher hit me head on and totaled the car on sunday ,after i left the drag strip on my way home.tropht straped to rear veiw mirror ,the were on top of dash neon headlight are cool
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