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.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 ?:laughing:
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 ?
Credit to the other guys that posted pics and ideas that helped me dig into this one too. Nothing different here but I thought it was worth putting up some detail pics for the next guy.
This is the stock GM/Hurst shifter, I got an extra to play with so pics are of both. The one that came with my tranny was abused, explains the trashed reverse and 4th gears, syncros, main input shaft, and broken tail housing.
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Will be cut at the top edge of the tape. The pen marks are to reference where the indention on the shaft is.
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Cut with carb wheel, forget the hacksaw it's hardened steel. This shows it assembled in the housing. This is def as low as you can cut it.
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Perfect cut not terribly important here.
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Can makes a good shifter stand
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Quick pattern for relocation of the shifter handle. Not seen is time spent in the car getting the right spot located. Made the call to use 1/4 in flat stock as I couldn't find 5/16 anywhere local. Could cost days getting some in and I didn't want to lose the time.
Maybe these measurement pics will help someone...
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Top piece tacked on and it clears as I expected with no room to spare. But I wanted it as low as possible, didn't want the shifter sticking up high like one of those Big Daddy Ed Roth jobs. :smack
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Vertical piece cut, drilled and tapped for shift handle bolts. Positioned it low.
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Used nuts on the back for clearance in case I wanted to back up the bolts with nuts. Also with nuts turned I could get e close fit on the horizontal piece to help with tacking in place.
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All tacked together
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Fits really nice!!! artyon:
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Nice to meet you hrdc0r, yea I haven't posted much in a long time. ADD has kicked in hard after 7 years working on the same dang car. Played with a couple bikes for a while, and lots of time with vintage wristwatches (another weakness) and work.Long time, no post. What did you do about exhaust and how is the paint turning out?