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Projects Turning a Chevrolet hood into a one piece hood

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

  1. But here goes anyway.
     
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  2. Yes, I'd really like to know how long that level of quality is actually supposed to take.
     
  3. As always....beautiful work Jon


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  4. US_Marshall
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  5. the metalsurgeon
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    w
    wax and grease remover
     
  6. patterg2003
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    Thank you for the thread. Always enjoy following along with your work. It is a std to aspire to.
     
  7. Great work Jon. I always love seeing your posts!
     
  8. Primered Forever
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    Outstanding! You sir are very talented!
     
  9. the metalsurgeon
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    Thanks Jeremy, any updates on the sedan?
     
  10. Mr48chev
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    That raises the bar by more than a few pegs. That's some fine work.
     
  11. the metalsurgeon
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    time taken 24.5 hrs
     
  12. the metalsurgeon
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    time 24.5hrs, planishing hammer,small english wheel,shrinking disc
     
  13. looks great, one day hope I will have enough practice and patience that I can weld that much real-estate and not warp it beyond my ability to straighten it back out.
     
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  14. Thank you,
    That helps get a perspective on things.
    Id guess about 6-8 hours on fabrication, fitting and welding, then the rest on metal finishing?
     
  15. the metalsurgeon
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    I'll look at my notes tonight, see if I can break it down for you
     
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  16. Wow. You did it the right way. I just welded the seam in my '53 pickup hood and welded in some bridge patches in a few places.
     
  17. Dyce
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    That looks great!! Did you have the car there to fit the hood throughout the project? My dad filled a 40 chevy hood like that. When he was done it fit a 40 chevy we had, but the guy took it and had problems fitting it to his car.
     
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  18. the metalsurgeon
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    The car is in another state,i feel pretty confident as the two halves were never totally separated.Ill be sure to update you if the is a problem.thanks for checking out the thread.
     
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    I figured at least 1000.00 , one of a kind..Hats off
     
  20. the metalsurgeon
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    I wish it was a faster process, it's not a cheap hobby if you need to have a shop help you with your project.
    I'm grateful people need/want our services.
     
  21. ceege
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    On the contrary, paintless dent repair can be performed on the beer can cars. A whole new art.
    Not to undermine the metalsurgeon's fantastic work.
     
  22. the metalsurgeon
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    Yes that's definitely a different skill to learn for sure
     
  23. mgtstumpy
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    Truly amazing, I can't get enough of your skills! Keep posting pictures. BTW how's that 33/4 Ford coming along?;):D
     
  24. cretin
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    It appears that you didn’t remove a section of the rear structure. How did you deal with metal finishing that area?


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  25. 6inarow
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    Remember when your dad did the hood in my 41? That was the part of the car I liked best
     
  26. chopolds
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    Another idea for the Kustom guys, on my 47 Chevy, my friend, Jersey Mike, was kind enough to make me a peak, with his bead roller, to weld in. I left the hood whole, and cut out about 18 inches at a time and welded in the peaked section. 100_0854.JPG 100_0959.JPG 100_0959.JPG
     
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  27. Rex_A_Lott
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    Very nice metal work! Thanks for taking the time to post the pics, your methods and comments.:). Its a big help to a beginner, how its supposed to look, and how its done. I'd be happy to have those results in twice the time.
     
  28. Chaz
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    Shit! I may as well give up.
     
  29. the metalsurgeon
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  30. cretin
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    Thanks for the info. I still have that section left to do on my ‘54 hood.
    But, I think I’m going to remove the structure, and then eliminate the bolt on section and make the structure one piece to make it look like it was always one piece from factory.


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