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Old 03-26-2017, 09:42 AM   #316
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I couldn't have said that any better!!!!
Hey Richard, what gives man? I've been dying to see that v12 vette screaming down the road. Haven't seen an update in a while, have you slowed down on it?
Thought about you a few days ago, I saw a c3 with a merc v12 and it hit me, "man Richard hasn't been on the forum much lately". Give us some fresh pics!
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:18 PM   #317
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Hood opening questions

Man I know I haven't been updating this thread very well lately. Seven years on the same damn project takes a lot out of you. I'm tired, but have to push through. I wasn't planning and in fact I had insisted that I wouldn't paint this car, would have shaved a couple years off the time, but here I am.

Here's my question, the ledge on the hood opening near the front on the driver side has been cut off on my car. It's about where the hood prop would fold up. I suspect that a PO did this for clearance for the hood prop. But the car has been apart for a few years now and short of bolting the hood back on and checking I wanted to ask you guys. Have any of you seen a car that needed this? Before I go to the trouble to re-glass this and make a repair that I may have to cut right back off (wouldn't be the first time) I'd rather know if it's a common thing to cut it off. Can't help water drainage though...
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:19 PM   #318
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:27 PM   #319
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Neither the 1970 I have nor the 1978 I'm currently working on have had that removed. Can you tell if it was cut or if it was broken? Something very similar was done to a friends car when he had a supercharger installed.

Glass it back in..... My $.02
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:10 AM   #320
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Thanks 7T,
Pretty sure it was cut off. And a nice, finished job of it as well. I'll put it back on. Hey, it could be that it broke first and the po cut it off to make it look nice.

Anyone remember who the forum member was that put pneumatic hood shocks on their c3? I have to do some major glasswork to the hood anyway and I can add some additional strength for it.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:44 PM   #321
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glad to see you are still at it.

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Old 01-24-2019, 11:21 AM   #322
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Thanks Brent, glad to see you are still here too.

I've actually been fairly busy on the car, just haven't been posting.

Here are a few pics lately...

Putting the drain rail back
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:33 AM   #323
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Fixing Bubbas Hood

I ended up with this hood from a trade. I wanted an LT1 hood, and the first time I turned this one down I somehow knew I would be the one to end up with it.

Anyway, Bubba tried to fix it and it was serviceable but looked like crap, so I had to dig all the previous work off to get back to Start...

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Down to original glass
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:36 AM   #324
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BTW... Anyone know how to post pics using the attachment button and post more than one at a time? I'd rather they were stored on the DC servers rather than paying 3rd party in perpetuity!

Does a paid sub here let you post multi pics?
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Sorry cant help with the pic loading , good to see your still at it .

That poor old hood certainly has seen better days , lotsa work there to get it looking good again . Is the top looking better than the bottom ?

Interested to see you used woven cloth to fix your drain channel , I thought that was a no no as it could show through later on ?
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Pictures.... Paste the pictures you want into a drawing program. I use Visio but I think Paint or Adobe or whatever would work. Arrange them on the page and save as a .JPG. This will put all the images on one file that you can upload.

Works for me....
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Sorry cant help with the pic loading , good to see your still at it .

That poor old hood certainly has seen better days , lotsa work there to get it looking good again . Is the top looking better than the bottom ?

Interested to see you used woven cloth to fix your drain channel , I thought that was a no no as it could show through later on ?
Hey Bazza! Yea, the hood is kind of a mess but I got it under control now. All the damage is on the reinforcement underneath. The top is nice exe for old paint that ill strip anyway. I used glass cloth because I wanted it nice and straight and flat. And laminated cloth is stronger. It's about 3/16 thick and very strong. I'll prob put a coat of poly glazing putty on after sanding and make it smooth and the weave prob wont show through. I like the look of the weave though and actually thought about putting a long layer on the full length and leaving the texture. But I'll just finish it off as it is.
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For the record, all these previous repairs were done to repair cracks from utter misuse. They were from either trying to push the hood down with the support strut still locked, or from trying to open/close it with the support and hinges rusty and very stiff ...or both. The places where the reinforcement cracked are where the hood likes to flex under these circumstances. Of course I added glass inside the surround channels and strengthened it in those places while (mostly) keeping the factory appearance on the outside.
I wish I had time to determine where to put pneumatic hood shocks so I could add some provisions while I'm doing surgery here.
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http://www.xplosiveperformance.com/H...TE_p_1877.html

it has a picture of one mounted , but it says 73 onwards !
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Good pic, thanks Bazza.
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