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Old 06-26-2020, 04:01 PM
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Too late for that now.
I am committed to a front opening hood.
My first choice was a rear opening hood, but since a hood for this project was a late after thought I have been limited to what will work for me with the least amount of paint damage and intrusion.

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Old 07-05-2020, 04:41 AM
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Just a change of pace for a few minutes...

Anybody know this car or has more pic's of it, particularly the front.
Any details appreciated.

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Found it...

This sedan was built by the auto body class at Washtenaw Community College MI, and also received a Street Rodder top 100 pick as well.
They build some great cars over there.


Some additional pic's can be found here.

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THE FUTURE OF HOT RODDING

Posted on May 2, 2019, 10:58 pm, by Nick Avgeres, under News

As long-time hot rodders, this is one of those stories that truly warms our hearts and assures us that the future of hot rodding is alive and well. The story begins with Washtenaw Community College and Shadow Rods in Michigan who set out to work with this year’s students to build what they considered to be the ultimate street rod. The subject of the project – a classic Ford Model A. The goal of the program is to provide students the opportunity to learn and develop skills within the automotive trades, including mechanical, electrical, fabrication and welding, machining, collision course, and custom body and paint courses to coincide with the complete vehicle build.

Throughout the course of the project, the students honed their skills and put them to the test on the Model A as they prepared to debut the vehicle at the 2019 Detroit Autorama car show. The goal for the finished vehicle was a show-worthy appearance and, we have to say, they absolutely nailed it. The exterior of the vehicle, which dons a custom-mixed color hand-selected by the instructors and students, looks simply stunning. While the vehicle has a few final details to be finished, the class met its goal and displayed the vehicle at this year’s Detroit Autorama as planned.

That front axle must be an optical illusion as front pic shows that it is under the cross member and not in front as it seems to appear in the side pic...:

The hood also looks longer than stock, but that too maybe an illusion.
Great hot rod and a credit to those who built it.
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Back to my hood project and sadly I have some bad news.
My pressing has turned into a disaster.
During the setting up in the die, since the cut out is not exactly central, I have some how transposed the measurement to the opposite hand and have pressed in the wrong area as such.

Sometimes I was working on the outer side of my hood and other times on the underside...
The opening still clears the air cleaners but the hole does not sit evenly clear around the air cleaner heads.
Time to take a few deep breathes and think outside the square once more.
Time to build my character even more...
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Back to my hood project and sadly I have some bad news.
My pressing has turned into a disaster.
During the setting up in the die, since the cut out is not exactly central, I have some how transposed the measurement to the opposite hand and have pressed in the wrong area as such.

Sometimes I was working on the outer side of my hood and other times on the underside...
The opening still clears the air cleaners but the hole does not sit evenly clear around the air cleaner heads.
Time to take a few deep breathes and think outside the square once more.
Time to build my character even more...

Time to build character or time to build an offset adapter for the air filters?
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Yep, I figure I am about to do some additional character building once more.
Got an idea but just need to think it thru before posting and proceeding.
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Well, I cut the offending piece out and intend to weld in its place the test pressing I did earlier.
That should work out OK.
My main concern is the outer skin is pretty thin material and so I will need to take my time and keep it cool.
Never thought that I'd have a use for that test piece and now here I am using it...
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As usual, progress has been slow but in the right direction.
I got the alternative piece welded in.
It went pretty well, but did end up with a slight distortion.
I decided to have a go at panelling it out and was very successful to a point.
Once I had satisfied myself that it was out of my pay grade I put two small cuts and welded the gaps and it pulled up just right.

In the meantime, I have dropped my cell phone which did damage to my camera and it wont focus right, so not too many pic's until I find a new phone replacement.
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I am getting there, but I get the feeling I am destine to doing things the hard way while Murphy's law continues to apply.
Thank God for some good luck along the way...

Just for the record, since I don't believe I even posted any information on the material used.
The outer sheet metal is 1.0mm and the inner sheet metal is 1.2mm thick.

There was a noticeable difference in warp between the 2 skin sizes, since I have welded on both of them now.
The 1.2mm sheet is pretty reasonable to deal with, but the 1.0mm seems to have a mind of its own and caution and patience must be exercised.
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I am getting there, but I get the feeling I am destine to doing things the hard way while Murphy's law continues to apply.
Thank God for some good luck along the way...

Just for the record, since I don't believe I even posted any information on the material used.
The outer sheet metal is 1.0mm and the inner sheet metal is 1.2mm thick.

There was a noticeable difference in warp between the 2 skin sizes, since I have welded on both of them now.
The 1.2mm sheet is pretty reasonable to deal with, but the 1.0mm seems to have a mind of its own and caution and patience must be exercised.
You said a mouthful there, man!
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