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Username Post: delete hood center strip        (Topic#348900)
rocky 
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Loc: TULLY N.Y.
Reg: 04-12-04
12-29-17 07:37 AM - Post#2719301    

I want to delete the center strip on the hood of my 48 fleetmaster. I assume I have to weld the two pieces together from the top or outside of the hood. After that should I fill the recess with metal before doing any body fill or fill it all with body fill?
Thanks
rocky



 
lofat46 
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lofat46
Loc: Bloomingdale, IL
Reg: 08-12-13
01-01-18 09:39 AM - Post#2719647    
    In response to rocky

30 years ago a friend who is an old school customizer, learning his trade in the ‘50’s, brazed my hood halves together from the outside. I think the flange on the underside would make welding difficult. He then used lead to peak the hood from the cowl to the leading edge of the hood. He still brazes today, but once in a while will use a MIG or TIG welder but prefers brazing. After 30-plus years, not a crack in the work he did. That’s even after the hood opened on me about 20 years ago at 60 mph, going straight up and slamming closed when I stopped. That’s the hood in my avatar taken about 3 years ago in Des Moines. If you can find someone that can use lead, that would be the way to go, but that’s only my opinion.

1946 Chevy Fleetmaster 4-door Street Rod



Edited by lofat46 on 01-01-18 09:41 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rocky 
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Loc: TULLY N.Y.
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01-02-18 05:16 PM - Post#2719812    
    In response to lofat46

Tony
Thanks for the reply. It is vary much appreciated.



 
Broo102 
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Broo102
Loc: RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA.
Reg: 09-30-14
01-02-18 08:42 PM - Post#2719837    
    In response to rocky

Im looking for that piece for my 47
Let me know if you want to get rid of it.

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
dkcoupe 
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Loc: St Albert, Alberta, Canad...
Reg: 08-16-11
01-09-18 08:11 PM - Post#2720623    
    In response to Broo102

I would suggest you have it mounted on the car while welding it or at least while tacking it. That will save some issues when trying to fit it again later




 
Broo102 
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Broo102
Loc: RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA.
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01-18-18 08:15 PM - Post#2721451    
    In response to dkcoupe

that looks sweet!
Wish my car wasnt just painted already

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
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