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Old 12-07-2017, 12:20 AM
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Default Aston Martin hood welds (1978)

Back side of hood, showing narrow even O/A welds on the aluminum skin:
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These welds show an alternating penetration, suggesting skip welding.
Probably planished somewhat on the wheel, and then metal finished, with hand work/tools helping to level.
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Default Hood, top side

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Aston has always had such very nice metal work ....
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:58 PM
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I agree, although when I stripped mine, I did spend a lot of time straightening up the original panels.
Also I was surprised to find the bonnet skin bonded to the frame, not wrapped around as you would expect.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:33 PM
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I agree, although when I stripped mine, I did spend a lot of time straightening up the original panels.
Also I was surprised to find the bonnet skin bonded to the frame, not wrapped around as you would expect.
Maybe, like Guinness, the "export grade" is best ...??
Yes, this hood is also a bonded structure, and fairly early for that process to be used, at least in automotive mfg.
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