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zzrodder 07-29-2014 09:29 PM

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Revised the front of the hood frame and made a new bracket that mounts to the core support and holds the hood latch, spring popper, hood prop rod and also ties the cowl struts in. Hood latch came from an 80's K car at Pick n' Pull, fairly compact with a long enough cable to fit it under the dash.
Ready now to start making the skin...

Torchie 07-29-2014 10:33 PM

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soltz 07-30-2014 02:30 PM

Very Nice!!
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blacksheep 07-30-2014 02:50 PM

Man, this car is so cool.

zzrodder 07-30-2014 10:53 PM

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Starting on the hood skin.
The sheet of 18ga. is 4' wide - not enough for this puppy - had to weld a piece to each rear side, though most of it will be trimmed off later. Having the extra piece on there makes it easier to bend, more leverage. Making the curve is done by rolling it over a piece of 4' PVC pipe sitting on sawhorses. Fitting it to the Packard grille requires some sharp folds, I got the first one on each side done, good thing I have long sheet metal brake - starting to look like a hood....

Torchie 07-31-2014 12:06 AM

Yes it is.[cl [cl [cl

Snake Farm 07-31-2014 04:56 AM

Now that's a big 'ol hood! Again, you make things look so easy. :cool:


christcrusader13 07-31-2014 05:26 AM

When does ZZRodder's 'How to Build Your Hot Rod' classes start? You can have my tuition fees :D

zzrodder 07-31-2014 09:15 PM

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Lots of time spent trimming the ends to fit right to the rad shell and cowl and working the contours to fit their curves. After making the first downward bend on the passenger side, I found it didn't line up right and had to hammer it flat and do it over :mad:
After that, the rest of the bends went OK, followed by more hammering and working over the 4" PVC pipe to get the fit better. At this stage, the skin is not welded to the frame, still a lot more fine tuning to do to get the best possible fit, but it is showing promise - man, I've never spent so much time on one piece of metal....
This is not meant to be a clone of an original hood but I think it keeps enough of the original design to still be recognizable.

bruno 07-31-2014 09:20 PM

Outstanding work! [P[P[P

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