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Old 12-26-2011, 04:24 PM
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just taking it out of the crate and painting it.
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I would go for Kerry's option without thinking it over twice.
Its a Cutlass hood, not going to fit an Omega. Not an option. Only way to get that scoop on my hood requires cutting and welding.
Or 3M panel bond adhesive. Maybe I shouldn't laugh yet.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:34 PM
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Oh! Ok then, never mind.

If he cuts it, make sure he stays way the heck away from where you will want to do work. If he uses a torch to whack it out, it will be warped all to heck.

Einar is dead on. PRACTICE a lot before you slice your hood. I've seen a bunch more hoods ruined by welding than done right. A BUNCH more.

Also don't forget that you've got an inner structure that you will have to either work around or remove the skin from the structure.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:48 PM
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He said sawsall and I asked him not to cut until I tell him where.
Few inches from the body line should (?) give me a bit of fudge room.
Just thinking maybe it would be smarter for me to not try the full length approach maybe merge the ridge (spear) into the new raised area?
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:53 PM
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Einar is dead on. PRACTICE a lot before you slice your hood. I've seen a bunch more hoods ruined by welding than done right. A BUNCH more.
I have a 65 GTO scoop thats just hanging on the wall and a flat 65 Lemans hood, that will be a donor for sheetmetal patches.
I'll definetly practice! I welded a louver from an old locker after I 1st got my MIG (15 years ago) and made some waves in my Toyota truck hood. Been there.
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Here is a hood scoop I made for my jeep. I started with a fire damaged hood of a different vintage; all in all there is very little filler in it. And if I were to do it now far less still.


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Old 02-19-2012, 11:43 PM
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Funny I was just looking at that over @ TGJ.
Nice work!

I ended up selling the Omega. As it sits now the 442 louvers are in my shop and will probably get framed and hung in the shop unless I get a project that needs that scoop.
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Just another idea, make a bolt on hood scoop and just drill small holes to attach it. Don't go over board and make them too tall, and it could look really nice. JPM
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