I know, I know, you can buy repop hoods but where's the fun in that! I had a very rough hood for my 34 and the price of a replacement was enough incentive to try to fix mine. So here goes. 1. Using 18 guage steel I cut two pieces larger than I needed for the panels and broke a 90 on one edge. 2. I made a cardboard template for the nose of the hood and transfered it to the metal leaving enough metal to bend a lip on the edge. 3. Using body hammer , dolly , a large old socket a heavy chunck of iron (anything as a dolly), dolly the metal over on the edge a little at a time, to the shape required. Place your panel on a flat surface and tap the dollied edge straight down on the edge to keep your panel flat 4. Once the nose was shaped, I trimmed the panel tail of the panel to the proper shape, leaving it about an inch too long (so it will overlap the cowl when fitting) Notice the pitiful pitted panel being used for a pattern 5. I made another cardboard template to match the crown of the hood, and began shrinking the edge to match. 6. Test fitting as I went 7. Using the E Wheel put the crown in the hood 8. Trim the rear to fit 9. The lower hinge area was good so it was saved. I trimmed it off the original and attached the side curtain, then fitted it to the car with screws. . 10. The patch panel was trimmed to match the saved piece and steel welded togeter using oxy accet torch. Welding alternating small areas to prevent warpage 11. Finish grind the welds and dolly where needed. 12. The fitted hood 13. Refinish Hope this inspires and has some helpful info. Hope you like!