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    Got started on the Engine Cover/Hood today. The plan is to make it look very similar to the roof on the cab








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    Made some more progress on the hood today. Got both of the rear corners welded in, just need smoothing.





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    Tack welds are ground smooth.





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    Very nice work, but how will it be taken off when you need to? It will be heavy and you can always use it now as a buck and make an all fiberglass part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopt50wgn View Post
    Very nice work, but how will it be taken off when you need to? It will be heavy and you can always use it now as a buck and make an all fiberglass part.
    Thanks! The plan is to hinge it at the rear and use hatchback style lift cylinders. It really isn't all that heavy, but I like the fiberglass idea!

    Todays progress on the other end cap




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    Very nice metal work!
    Ryan
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Very nice metal work!
    Thanks
    The hood is mostly done. I need to find an english wheel that is bigger than mine to crown the metal.



    I picked up a slick set of bmw hood hinges from the self serve salvage yard that I think will work. $4.99!



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    I was goons post some fool comment about dolly-ing it out, but misunderstood what you were saying.
    Last edited by firebird77clone; 05-04-2016 at 09:16 PM.
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    Started setting up the bmw hinges. I should be able to hinge the hood at the front.







    Full open position still leaves enough room for the height of the hood



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    Completely installed the hood hinges and fabricated a framework to sandwich between the hinges and hood for strength.






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    just my .02 again.....but that hood would be cool with louvers to help get heat out

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    Started priming the framework and underside of the hood. While that was drying, I began installing the lift struts on the hinges when I noticed coolant leaking out from between the intake manifold and the head on my crate motor. Of the two intake manifold bolts on the right rear of the motor, the far rear one was not even finger tight. The other was not much tighter. I torqued all of them. The ones on the front of the motor were fine, but one on the left rear was also under torqued. The leak stopped, so I went ahead and changed the oil as a precaution. Not happy. It is still in warranty, so we will see.



    I got the last two throttle balls from the local parts store to use as lower strut mounts. Turns out one of them was left hand threaded, so waiting for another to come in on Monday






    The latch is next.

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    Part 13 is posted on YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyJUf91MInU

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