Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums banner

321 - 340 of 342 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,840 Posts
Discussion Starter #322

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,840 Posts
Discussion Starter #323
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. :thud:

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...

IMG_9099 by Bill Smith, on Flickr


IMG_9112 by Bill Smith, on Flickr


IMG_9101 by Bill Smith, on Flickr


IMG_9104 by Bill Smith, on Flickr



Yea, this was Bubba...
IMG_9120 by Bill Smith, on Flickr



Down to original glass
IMG_9131 by Bill Smith, on Flickr

IMG_9125 by Bill Smith, on Flickr


IMG_9129 by Bill Smith, on Flickr
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
181 Posts
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 ?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,777 Posts
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....
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,840 Posts
Discussion Starter #327
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 ?
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.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,840 Posts
Discussion Starter #328
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.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
166 Posts
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.

IMG_1910 by slofut1, on Flickr


Will be cut at the top edge of the tape. The pen marks are to reference where the indention on the shaft is.

IMG_1913 by slofut1, on Flickr


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.

IMG_1929 by slofut1, on Flickr


Perfect cut not terribly important here.


IMG_1926 by slofut1, on Flickr



IMG_1925 by slofut1, on Flickr


Can makes a good shifter stand

IMG_1924 by slofut1, on Flickr



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...


IMG_1931 by slofut1, on Flickr


IMG_1933 by slofut1, on Flickr


IMG_1932 by slofut1, on Flickr

IMG_1920 by slofut1, on Flickr


IMG_1934 by slofut1, on Flickr


IMG_1936 by slofut1, on Flickr


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


IMG_1942 by slofut1, on Flickr


Vertical piece cut, drilled and tapped for shift handle bolts. Positioned it low.
IMG_1939 by slofut1, on Flickr


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.

IMG_1938 by slofut1, on Flickr


IMG_1937 by slofut1, on Flickr


All tacked together

IMG_1944 by slofut1, on Flickr



Fits really nice!!! :partyon:

IMG_1951 by slofut1, on Flickr

Good work Slofut! Love the short stick. I'll probably wind up making or modifying a stick on mine. Like you said, don't want one of those Roth sticks!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,840 Posts
Discussion Starter #333
Long time, no post. What did you do about exhaust and how is the paint turning out?
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.
But I never stopped working on the car completely, just less time. I'll try to catch up on some pics today. The exhaust is '11 corvette manifolds to custom made down pipes to a pair of BB side pipes. Note here that their pipes made for the C3 do not fit. I had to cut the (expensive!) stainless pipes and add a 2 inch extension, and move the rear mounting bracket!

Bodywork has been tons of stripping glassing and sanding. Always use epoxy first before any primer or filler and I very highly recommend SPI epoxy.
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,840 Posts
Discussion Starter #335
Latest pics. Note how they look pretty much like the ones from 6 months ago :laughing:
It's because you put stuff on and sand it off, then put it on again...:thud:
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
166 Posts
Hey Slofut, good to see you are still at it! Keep doing things a little at a time because when you get a bucket full of "little" things they become a "big" thing!! Keep us posted!
 
321 - 340 of 342 Posts
Top