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NC-Fordguy
Wed Feb 18 2009, 11:15PM
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Those of you who have seen the hood on my blue Bronco knows how rough it is--Beyond repair

I picked up this hood from a guy in Jacksonville for 20 dollars. It has issues, but I figured I'd give it a shot and see if I could repair it.

Didn't get a good picture of the hood before the repair but here it is

Also getting some help from my quality control inspector
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NC-Fordguy
Wed Feb 18 2009, 11:28PM
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Here's some pics of new sheet metal welded in. More welding, grinding and shaping still to be done


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NC-Fordguy
Wed Feb 18 2009, 11:35PM
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Heres some of the tools for this project. Since one of the patches has a curve to it, it need to be shaped. The difficult part in the shaping is the curve is compound as there is a slight taper on the hood towards the sides. I got it real close the first time but started to distort the patch. Tried it again using both tools and it came out better.


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NC-Fordguy
Wed Feb 18 2009, 11:39PM
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Here's a shot of the nearly complted project. I used and epoxy based filler where I got too much with the angle grinder and conventional bondo as light skim where needed. Just a little more hand sanding in order


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SAYWHENCJ7
Thu Feb 19 2009, 07:17AM
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looks good ED..
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biggy
Thu Feb 19 2009, 07:35AM

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That is looking good Ed, when/where did you get an English wheel & planishing hammer?

it's a '51...it's just been modified some
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bigbill
Thu Feb 19 2009, 08:57AM
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Looking Good. Need to get over there and check out everything.
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NC-Fordguy
Fri Feb 20 2009, 03:47PM
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biggy wrote ...

That is looking good Ed, when/where did you get an English wheel & planishing hammer?


Bought them during the past few weeks. They are both from harbour freight and with that are harbour freight issues.

The planishing hammer likes to knock out the die after a couple dozen blows through the bottom, hence the peice of plate steel and clamp to keep in in place.

The english wheel is actually pretty good with the exception of the dies. They need to be polished to keep the maring down.

I found a good article on tweaking the HF english wheel and will polish the dies before the next project

http://www.jamesriser.com/Machinery/EnglishWheel/Finally.html

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ord.sgt.26NC
Fri Feb 20 2009, 09:03PM
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looks like you got it going on bro.
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stoutcj
Mon Feb 23 2009, 08:39AM
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Love the dog, it looks just like my Sammy when she was a puppy. Looking for a new home for it?????

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