Can this GS hood section come back from the dead?

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Christopher Spouse Drew, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Christopher Spouse Drew

    Christopher Spouse Drew Well-Known Member

    Thats a good idea, but I want it to be metal. Im gonna clean it up and see what I have here.
  2. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    You will definitely have a project fixing this one. :eek:
  3. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    It might just disappear if you leave it in evaporust overnight LOL
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  4. Dragdoc

    Dragdoc Well-Known Member

    Looks like toast to me. Get your GS section to bare parent metal by whatever means...then you know what you truly have to work with.

    Please do that first! Would be a shame to cut up a nice lark hood only to find this endeavor to be impossible.
  5. sriley531

    sriley531 Getting Carried Away....

    It seems you're dead set on this, so this may not matter, but....

    One thing you need to consider is *IF* you are able to pull off this resurrection and get it all nice and done, given how pitted and thin that cutout is due to corrosion, once you weld it into a nice solid hood, get it painted, etc, it might look nice. When it's sitting closed on a hot engine bay, there's a very good chance it's going to expand at different rate and in a different way than the thicker/stiffer surrounding metal, and I'd be very surprised if you didn't either see seams or just an odd deformation in fairly short order. Now there may be some trick I don't know to prevent this, but I've seen it happen in similar instances.

    Again, I know you're doing this for the "fun of the project", and your highly motivated and that's great. But just a fair warning, I know all about being gung-ho!! only to sink insane hours into something with disappointing results. Been there, done that, and it's a kick in the nuts....
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  6. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Three words:


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    Great use of a stock flat hood........Jim
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