warped 55 chevy hood
It's a single layer hood with 2 braces. The braces have caused the metal to bend up in that area. So it's pretty screwed on top of being wobbly and stretched. There's only two supports and is engine gets hot! It appears that when I shrunk a raised area that needed shrinking it actually raised more as it got tighter??? Did I just pick the wrong area to shrink? It was the most raised, loosest, and caused another area to pop when I pressed it down with my finger. So I thought I located the right area to shrink but guess not. I only saw tight metal high once when a numbskull tried to weld an antenna hole, but he welded it from underneith, so that made sense. This doesn't...
I'm thinking it may be due to not working that raised metal created from the braces Maybe that bend caused the shrink to go up?
I'm stumped but guess I really didn't take to much time to figure it out. I was mainly doing the rest of the car and spent 5 min on it occasionally I'm thinking it might be best to just take the darn braces off and just metal work it and then shrink it with a shrinking disk instead of
a stud gun to shrink like I had, just to distribute the shrink better. Then I'll put the braces back on, and should I adhere the braces to the hood?
Are the metal gods out there got any advice?
Last edited by tech69; 06-20-2009 at 12:54 AM.