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Old 03-24-2010, 03:53 PM
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Default Hood project, v2.0

Was a nice day today, so I got started on the hood project v2.0 That'* right, I'm correcting some problems on last years job. I got a bad tube of epoxy adhesive. What a pain it was cleaning that up. Guess I didn't get it all. One part pulled loose, and other parts shrunk causing a uneven surface.

First things first, I had to dig the hood out. So out with the Vette.
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So much more room in here now.
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Here it is. Looks a little rough.
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Here'* the part that pulled loose.
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You can see how uneven it turned out after the hot summer sun.
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More bumpy disappointment.
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Off with the paint. Only taking off the wax, clear, and part of the paint. Not going down to metal this time.
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Picked up all my paint, so I'm set there.
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Hmm, wonder if this will work on my head.
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All stripped now.
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Now you can really see where it pulled away.
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Talked to the guy at the auto paint shop. He said always use 2 forms of attachment on hood scoops. So I'm adding rivets along with the body panel adhesive.
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Started here. Was not happy with this.
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making sure it'* not going to move this time.
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Then I did the sides.
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Tossed on some bondo hair.
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Ran out, so I'll pick up another can tomorrow.
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Hey Dan i don't think it'* going to move this time!!! that'* a lot of rivits!! other than the epoxy being bad what else do you think may have caused the separation? i guessing the heat did the wrinkling
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Heat and vibration. that'* why they suggest 2 forms of attachment.
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got ya, do ya think with the 2000+ fiberglass hood it would be worse? (still debating on doing mine)
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Don't think it would be any different.
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Always good to follow your projects Dan. The pics make all the difference.
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Nice work Dan. I put a hood scoop on my Camaro many years ago and used rivets, epoxy and fiberglass. I failed to insulate under the hood and eventually the engine heat got transmitted through the rivets and caused the spalling of the paint, etc.

I would highly recommend at least insulating under the hood and where the rivets run along the scoop area.
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The more I look at your hood the more I want one
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I figured with the amount of PMs I get asking about my hood, many members will want to see how it'* done. then perhaps make one them self. I had to laugh, I was sanding the hood when this guy walks up. You do body work? Ya, some. My girlfriend banged up the bumper. Hmm, I'm kind of booked right now, sorry. He was a truck driver and was making a delivery next door, saw me and walked over.

Just looked outside and the Lotus was parked by the shop, so I ran out there. Love that car. He just put new wheels on it, looks really nice.
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Nice work Dan. I put a hood scoop on my Camaro many years ago and used rivets, epoxy and fiberglass. I failed to insulate under the hood and eventually the engine heat got transmitted through the rivets and caused the spalling of the paint, etc.

I would highly recommend at least insulating under the hood and where the rivets run along the scoop area.
I was kind of thinking about picking up some of that dynamat stuff. Wonder how that would work out.
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