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Old 11-15-2017, 05:02 AM
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Looking really good there Jack.
When you say you are using a PU lower wheel, I take it is a soft wheel like a skateboard wheel like I would use in this situation?
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:07 AM
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Exactly.

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I was thinking about taking the hood off the car to weld but was afraid of losing the shape and correct width, especially at the rear where there's not support. This hood didn't have any structural support. No inner frame except in front where the hood latch mounted. In the back, the hood rested on a seal that was on the cowl just before the windshield. That's all there was to keep the shape of the hood!
I knew I'd eventually have to take it off to weld the center strip in but figured I'd try to do the sides while it's still tacked to the fenders. At least if I could get that far it would be a little stronger when I lift it off. I can planish cold later.
I went ahead and welded the sides and that worked very well. Being surrounded by curved surfaces helped keep distortion to a minimum.

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I figured since the welding gods were watching over me today, I'd see what I could do with the center strip. Well, I got 3 or 4 inches in and the hood started pulling downward. This is to be expected but the solution is to hammer weld as you go. I will have to weld in some temporary bracing and take the hood down so I can finish the welding.

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Old 11-17-2017, 02:01 AM
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Looks great Jack, you have got those lines to flow in nicely.
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