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Old 11-04-2018, 07:38 PM
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You are doing an awesome job on this project.
I just hope DUB is still on the forum when I get to the body work and panel alignment.
Depending on when you get to it....I should be.

Yes.... Will is doing a very, very nice job on this.

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Old 11-08-2018, 02:33 PM
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Well after messing around for quite a while trying to fit the L88 hood it became apparent that( for me at least) I needed to separate the hood frame from the skin and realign everything. I didn't want to have to slot the hinges and or be at the limit of my adjustment window right out of the gate. So here we go.

After separating the frame I ground away all the old adhesive and cleaned up the edges. I then aligned the frame in the car to as close to the center of the hing holes as I could and latched it in place. I had to use a piece of angle to prop up the nose area so it wouldn't droop down too far and then not make contact with the skin.
Now I placed the skin on the frame and centered it in the window and evening out all the gaps. I will still need to perfect the gaps a bit after but, its a lot better now than before.
I decided to use super glue and glue pieces of paint stir sticks around the outside edges of the skin as guides to align the height of the skit to the hood surround. This worked really well and is easy to just pop them off and sand off the residue. Better than filling holes and the like.
After all the fitting and aligning it was time to bond the skin in place. I first spread the compound into the bonding areas using a good bit of pressure using a putty knife. Then I applied a nice heavy bead of adhesive around the frame to fill the inevitable gaps.
So now I went and enlisted some help from my Wife to place the skin on the frame. I then aligned everything again and placed anything I could find with so weight around the edges to hold things down and in place.

Over all I am happy with things now and am at a place where I can perfect the gaps on the hood and move on.
















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Great documentation, thanks for that!
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Thanks for the complement. I really get a lot out of researching how to do this stuff myself so, I felt it would be paying it forward to show my process. I am not a pro and all of this is my first time so please take that into consideration before you try to repeat any of this on your project but, hopefully it gives you another perspective.

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Very well done and that is very, very close to how I do it...when I need to correct a hood.....and the customer is willing to pay for it.

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