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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the metalsurgeon, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. the metalsurgeon
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    Painted hood to media blast.Made a smooth transition nose piece to take away the peak. DSCN6181.JPG DSCN6180.JPG DSCN6179.JPG DSCN0345.JPG DSCN0351.JPG DSCN0352.JPG DSCN0364.JPG
     
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  2. Moselli
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    Quite obvious why you are known as the Metalsurgeon...

    Outstanding work!
     
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  3. blucar
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    "Back in the day" like when I was a teenager, we made a lot of '40-42 Chevy hoods into one piece units by simply brazing up the seam between the two halves using a Oxy-Acet torch, brass rod and flux. A little grinding the weld and some lead filler completed the job.
    Of course very few people know how to gas weld body metal anymore..
     
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  4. the metalsurgeon
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    I gas weld,and still wouldn't choose that method,looks like a cheap short cut in my opinion.
    Our objective is to make the transition into a one piece as if it was pressed in the factory that way.
     

  5. the metalsurgeon
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  6. john worden
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    Are you going to weld between the tack welds?
     
  7. the metalsurgeon
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    yes
     
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  9. The37Kid
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    Very nice, always good to see you post photos of projects like this.

    Bob
     
  10. the metalsurgeon
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    thanks Bob for following
     
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  12. Hdonlybob
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    Awesome work...and real talent.
    I took the crease out of a '49 Chevy hood by welding the seam together directly and had all sorts of problems....it did finally turn out OK after hours of filling and blocking, but nothing like yours will....
    Very nice job....
     

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  13. Man that's some impressive metal work! Thank you for sharing! Hobo Jim
     
  14. dentisaurus
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    very impressive!
     
  15. Johnboy34
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    Is that tig welded or mig?
     
  16. cretin
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    That is Tig
     
  17. the metalsurgeon
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    thanks guys for checking out the project.Tacking with Mig,followed by Tig.
    thanks again.

    Ready for delivery

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  18. cretin
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  19. the metalsurgeon
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    thank you
     
  20. lostone
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    That's the nice thing about old cars, they actually had some good heavy metal you can pick and file. Not like the beer can thick metal today.

    Nice work BTW.
     
  21. the metalsurgeon
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    yeah i agree.... new cars are made from KitKat tinfoil....thanks for following
     
  22. That's some sick metal work. What year Chevy is the hood off of looks like early 40's

    Sent from my SM-N910V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  23. The37Kid
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    If it isn't a trade secret is the filler piece cut to fit with snips or a cutoff wheel?
    Bob
     
  24. Johnboy34
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    Wow! Nice work, I'm in awe....
     
  25. dana barlow
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    Work looks good,but I'm not seeing the under hood added bracing that is needed,stock back brace is not enough,if you'd like no cracks to show up=make at lest two more running across/side to side,between nose and stock rear brace. Played that game in the 50s n early 60s.
     
  26. the metalsurgeon
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    Added bracing is not necessary or needed,just like no bracing other than the rear in the original.
    You're welcome to check on the progress of the hood when painted,send me your email address and ill send you progress reports with photos.
     
  27. the metalsurgeon
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    Bob, i used a bandsaw ,cut off wheel would work too.
     
  28. bchctybob
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    How many hours do you have in it and what machines did you use?
    Beautiful job, not sure I have the patience to attempt that these days.
     
  29. blackout78666
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    Very nice work. Not to hijack your thread but on my sons ( 15 at the time) car we built together he wanted to " do something cool to the hood" while not as involved as yours I taught him to form some 1/4 steel rod and tack it in the seam for a little peak. He got the hang of it and is quite proud of his "non stock" hood
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