What To Do With A Rusty Beat Up Gs Hood!!

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by JOE RIV 1, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    Cut it up and make a new one! Have to cut the lark hood next and the welding starts. I'll keep posting progress.Thanks for looking! RIV

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  2. GSX4me

    GSX4me Well-Known Member

    Cool! That cowl hoodscoop strangely resembles a dustpan...:laugh:

    Great work, Joe!
    Now you've given me an idea to practice on a few extra hoods, like yours, that I have laying around!
  3. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    That dustpan is prostock's newest thing! I filled that pan 7 times with paint and bondo dust.Whom ever fixed and painted that hood should go to jail! at least 1/2 in of bondo on the smashed part and 6 paint jobs so it was time to put it to rest and live on clean hood.Thanks RIV:TU:
  4. V8Sky

    V8Sky "Scarlett"

    Good luck with the project. The "GS" hood on my '72 is actually a Skylark hood with the GS hood scoops grafted in from a beat up real GS hood.
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Are you grafting that onto a 70 Skylark hood?
  6. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Looks just like my hood did 8 weeks ago.

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  7. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    Jasonit is a 70 hood.Briz your hood came out very nice!Love them riv's.Thanks for lookin and coments.RIV
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010
  8. GStage1

    GStage1 Always looking for parts!

    Just so you know....a 70 Skylark hood has a different front lip/section than a GS hood.....so you should put the GS scoops in a 71-2 Skylark hood....otherwise if you put the scoops in the 70 Skylark hood....will look strange.
  9. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    BUT STRANGE IS GOOD? just messin around in the shop.thanks george.
  10. 72buicklt1

    72buicklt1 Well-Known Member

    nice job Joe, I am doing the same thing ,, oops correction :error: - I am paying someone to do the same thing.. thumbs up on what you've done so far. :TU:
    Are you staying with welding or are you going to use panel glue also?

    Dan C.
  11. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    All butt welded.
  12. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    Well i took george's advice and scraped the 70 skylark hood for a 72 so it will look like a real gs hood when done.Thanks for the wake up george!Just have to be real easy with the welder and grinder so not to warp it.thanks for lookin.RIV

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  13. Postsedan

    Postsedan 13427 L78


    I love it :TU: Nice work!
  14. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    Done welding and just some spot grinding.I did get some metal warp but the hammer and dollie took it out.Realy like the sheet metal working and REALY HATE THE FILLER SANDING!!!
  15. sd-slider

    sd-slider Blue Skies!

    Updated pics...? :grin:
  16. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    Sorry.Thanks for lookin! RIV:TU:

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  17. r0ckstarr

    r0ckstarr Well-Known Member

    Don't use filler to fix those imperfections. Get a torch and braze it. :TU:
  18. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    The hood is coming out good.Time for spray poly and block sanding.Thanks for lookin .RIV

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  19. ubushaus

    ubushaus Gold Level Contributor

    I love seeing this stuff! Great Job! :TU:
  20. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks joe!

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