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Skinning a Hood
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    Post: #1
    Skinning a Hood

    Found a 71 Ram Air hood in the JY that is in excellent shape on the top side, but has some serious issues on the underside frame structure. My stock 72 hood is solid all around. So, I was wondering, is is possible to skin the Ram Air hood and weld it to my stock framework? I ask only because I can practically steal this Ram Air sheet metal, not because I need more work to do.... Did these hoods share the same framework? Is it more of a PIA than it's worth?

    Thanks.
    Offline 12-31-2010 11:01 AM
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      RE: Skinning a Hood

      The framework are different Sad
      Offline 12-31-2010 11:22 AM
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        Post: #3
        RE: Skinning a Hood

        Never tell a gearhead something can't be done.
        Is it worth it?
        Like David said the structure is different. You may be able to graft the sections that are different into your good frame and re-skin. It depends on how you like a challenge, how good you are at welding, and how much time you'd like to invest. Possible... Yes, practical... you be the judge.
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          RE: Skinning a Hood

          Thanks, guys. Droptop, you're a man after my own heart. I'm going to see how cheap I can get the hood. If it's close to free, I'll probably take a run at it. I don't plan to use my stock hood anyway, so my worst case scenario is a fabrication experiment and a few more pieces on the scrap pile.

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            RE: Skinning a Hood

            The stock hood is a hard re-sell, so it is a worthwhile experiment if you can get the RA hood cheap. I had found one similarly years ago but passed on it at the time because I didn't have a project for it. I am curious to see if it can be done. Good luck!
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              Post: #6
              RE: Skinning a Hood

              not worth it get an original tooling mach 1 hood. all the expense is in shipping.

              the reproduction mach 1 plastic honey comb inserts are good, the reproduction ram air intake hood inserts
              are GARBAGE try and find an original set.

              if your going for a ram air system you will need the intake hood inserts(again the reproductions are CRAP) and not the plastic inserts the reproduction ram air system is Ok not great it needs some work to perform correctly and not bind.
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                RE: Skinning a Hood

                If you go that way I do have a spare pair of used OEM hood inserts I'll make you a deal on.
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                  RE: Skinning a Hood

                  (01-01-2011 02:22 PM)droptop73 Wrote:  If you go that way I do have a spare pair of used OEM hood inserts I'll make you a deal on.

                  Thanks, all. Got lucky with this one. Picked up the hood for $25 and very pleasantly found that the only real area underneath that needs any significant repair is the latch area. With a little sheet metal, that should be a small deal. There are a couple other small areas, but easily 90% of the underframe area is perfect...woohoo!

                  Jeff - Thanks for your offer, sent you a PM.

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                  (01-01-2011 05:10 PM)72Mike Wrote:  
                  (01-01-2011 02:22 PM)droptop73 Wrote:  If you go that way I do have a spare pair of used OEM hood inserts I'll make you a deal on.

                  Thanks, all. Got lucky with this one. Picked up the hood for $25 and very pleasantly found that the only real area underneath that needs any significant repair is the latch area. With a little sheet metal, that should be a small deal. There are a couple other small areas, but easily 90% of the underframe area is perfect...woohoo!

                  Jeff - Thanks for your offer, sent you a PM.

                  Mark

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                    RE: Skinning a Hood

                    COOL
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                      RE: Skinning a Hood

                      That looks like a nice hood.

                      I'll check the PM.
                      Offline 01-01-2011 10:47 PM
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