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Old 07-27-2019, 10:02 PM
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Yep, the hood is coming along fine...slow and steady will git er done.


I have one concern about the hinges.


(I believe) They must take the hood almost straight up a few inches before tilting as the lower front corners of the hood at the front are gonna hit the rad shroud. I hope I'm wrong.
Look at the far side of the hood front in the last pic, far right. It appears that he has taken the route I would think to... the angled part is cut away in the shroud contact zone and theres a little corner wedge trimmed away to clear on the approach.

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Old 07-27-2019, 10:11 PM
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Yes, I have been saying prayers when this comes up.
Boy, I hope it will move cleanly without any wedging or contact!!!
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:35 AM
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I have added a Model A Ford torque tube to my range of round items for forming my hood.
The range I have to date is all good, but I need something just that much smaller in diameter and at 2 7/8" this will be very helpful to finalising my radiator end curves.

In the meantime, I have also made a attachable straight edge that I can clamp with vice grips to each end of my drive shaft support gizmo's.
It will work best with my Ranger and Jaguar drive shafts as well.
I have used it with the Ranger drive shaft and was able to slip the side edges of my hood in between the straight edge and drive shaft and have more even pressure when pulling the hood around the drive shaft, which allowed me to get my curve very close to the side edge of the sheet and also to remove the bowing that had occurred during earlier rolling and shaping.

I did however, manage to put a very slight kink line in my hood (with this straight edge) which I think I can remove later without too much trouble.
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I have been grappling with the problem of how to attach my formed sheet metal to the hinges and latch as well and stiffen the whole unit up.

I have drawn inspiration from a fellow hot rodder who appears on several forums. He is a very skilled craftsman when it comes to sheet metal panel work.

So right now I am planning to some how form/make an inner panel out of sheet metal and lay one of the other so to speak.

In the process of getting my head around what bead roller forms will work best for my inner panel, I have managed to break the adjustment screw pivot point on my homemade bead roller.
So today I spent some time fixing it and beefing it up. I may have been a little too ambitions in how much adjust I should be taking during each run.

Nevertheless, it was good to find and fix it ready for more work later.
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Well, I have my outer sheet metal to a point where I am happy with it.
Just minor tweaking required later.

I have made a start on my inner, but had a mechanical breakdown with my quick release pressure adjuster on my bead roller has held me up some.
No big deal, but it has been a slight distraction for now.
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Taking advice from another forum, I have started making an inner panel using my bead roller.
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Minor progress to inner panel.
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I am kinder held up now as I am waiting for a radiator shell wadding or gasket if you like that cushions the hood off the grille shell.
I would be wise to wait until it turns up in the mail just to have all my bases covered.

I am off tomorrow to see the laser cutting people to get my stainless hinges cut out.
It is still quite a high risk action, but I need to bite the bullet and run with my gut feeling that the hinge design will work OK.
I've made a slight change to how the back edge of the hood will lift, so it lifts sooner and higher by a whisker or two.

I've made cardboard templates for the remaining portion of my hood side inners and will look at making some kind of small sheet metal boxes to attach my hinges to the hood thru, which will act as a levelling device with adjustment.


There is a lot going on in the back ground so what I post is a very small part of what I have had to work out and refine.


The other good news is that, I have finally found a guy with a large enough (throat sized) press that will accept my hood for pressing and forming the center hole cut out for my twin carb air cleaners to protrude thru when I am ready.


He said I can just let him know and he will open his shop any Saturday morning for me to come in and give it a go.
What a guy...
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Just a shot in the dark here.
A buddy of mine scored this old air dial gauge and wanted to hook it up to his air system, but we could not work out which hose goes where to make it work with a hand held tire pressure gauge like in the old gas stations.
It has 3 connect points, one of which seems to be a filter line.
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While waiting for the laser cutting and the mail man, I decided to make the pair of flanges required to attach my hinge mechanism to the firewall.
Not pretty right now but I am expecting it to improve once cleaned up.
I plan to use insert nuts into my firewall to attach these brackets.
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I'm still waiting for my laser cut hinges, but in the meantime the mail man turned up with my radiator shell lacing kit.
I have also managed to work out my card board templates for the remainder of my inner sheet metal which I intend to cut out soon.
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I can't believe that I am still waiting for the laser cutter.
He was asked to see if while imputing my drawing into his CAD system that he could try and improve the rear lift on the hinge and he did talk to me saying a simple improvement was not working as there was a degree of bind, so he wanted more time to figure out a smooth movement.
On my prototype it worked, however my pivot points where not rigid enough to show bind...

In the meantime I have taken to my VW Beetle latch and started minimising the junk on it.
I have removed a small lever (for a cable pull) which by doing so, destabilised the locking device, so added a small spring for stability and the darn thing works better than the OEM design.

I also shaved metal off and reduced bracket size and overhang as I want to reduce the foot print especially in the height department.
I have a stainless steel cradle in which I will install the latch mechanism.
So this is what I have so far...
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Progress remains slow, but any progress is good in my view.
So what I have right now is still no laser cut hinges ready.
It seems the laser guy is doing the CAD drawings for me free of charge and hence is only getting them done when he has free time.
Obviously I will still be paying for the materials and cutting, but it seems like a reasonable deal, if all it is costing me is a little time.
I do have other things to work on and so have posted that progress, which is more work on my inner panel.

Remember I am a total novice at this and hence no plans to work from, it is all just being put together straight out of my head in the hope that it will work out.
So far so good...
My method and approach to each step is probably a little unorthodox and there maybe easier ways, but for now I just keep chiselling away at it.

Boy, my bead roller has become a very handy piece of equipment in my shop right now.
Also, I can now appreciate the need for a variable speed controller, albeit in any form, as long as you have something to mange speed according to the task at hand and its complexity.


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