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Sounds to me like you need to find someone else to do your work. Hoods are repaired all of the time. Sounds like he is planning on using a shovel and trowel to put on filler. I am not sure what year truck you have, but most older trucks have pretty strong hoods. They also have some metal to work with. Someone that knows what they are doing would be able to take out minor damage without using much filler. If they are doing that bad of work, tell them to use lead for filler. They shouldn't have to worry about brain damage from the lead, it's already been done.

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There is a problem with repairing a hood and expecting perfection on the inside. It takes a special kind of body person(being politically correct) to do those kinds of repairs. It has to be an artist, not the average body man. The average bodyman nowdays only knows how to get the damage relatively close to straight, then use filler. Like Troy said, much filler at all on the hood will be too heavy for the hinges. Insurance companies do replace hoods for hail damage. The main reason for that, is the lack of material to repair and the flexability of the panels. The newer cars have no metal to straighten. If that hood only has marks from hammering, they may be filled with high-fill primer. Another choice may be to install insulation to the hood. That would leave the bracing visible. A good finish on that should be relatively easy. Remember, the work done for insurance companies usually is not the quality wanted for a street rod.
 
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