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Skinning a Hood
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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?

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The framework are different Sad
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#3
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.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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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.

Mark



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#5
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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Dave

1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger
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#6
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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#7
If you go that way I do have a spare pair of used OEM hood inserts I'll make you a deal on.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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(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

(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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COOL
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That looks like a nice hood.

I'll check the PM.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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