Got side tracked today had the hood propped up with a rod. Have been leaving the hood on because of all of the rain and since I have painted the engine compartment trying to keep it that way. Plus adding brake components need to keep them dry. Brake fluid and water don't play well together. Anyway a good stiff breeze came up and blew the hood off the prop and it landed on the ground nose first and bent the corner. Well I said a few words of praise for the wind. Now I have a bent hood. I was going to cut out all of the underhood bracing anyway so now is a good time. So I gutted the hood of the bracing and all off the rust that had been hiding in there. I am going to put a Thunderbolt tear drop scoop on it . Can't afford a Crites fiberglass hood right now so the scoop will have to do. Got the bracing cut and the contact glue that Ford used back then to glue the two together. Then used some Majic rust convertor to stop the rust from getting any worse on the underside of the hood. Rust free southern car my ass. I am finally running out of places to find rust in this car. It was basically a solid car except for the floors and the surface rust hiding everywhere. just another day building an old car. If it was easy everybody would build old cars.