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Old 02-16-2016, 10:24 AM
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Default Basic how-to info for metal shaping for automotive projects

Good morning everyone. As I am laid up awaiting back surgery, I have plenty of time to ponder a few projects that I want to do for the 68 Mercury Cougar I am building. The first is a small functional hood scoop to provide a few inches of much needed clearance. Nothing gaudy, but along the lines of s thunderbolt scoop or old mustang scoop. The other is an aluminum shroud for my aluminum radiator. I am looking for some old school literature about hand forming metal (al and steel). I know that I could go out and buy these types of things but I like to learn new skills and I like making things for myself. Any info would be appreciated.
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Andy, IMO the teardrop is out of place on the Mustang/Cougar pony cars.. Would a duplication of the Cougar Eliminator scoop do the trick in providing clearance?
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Hello Andy and welcome to the forum.

Sorry to hear about your back.

Do a search both on this forum and on You Tube for hood scoops and tuck shrinking. Ron Covell has a good one on YT.

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Andy, IMO the teardrop is out of place on the Mustang/Cougar pony cars.. Would a duplication of the Cougar Eliminator scoop do the trick in providing clearance?
I certainly agree that the tear drop won't really work on my type of car but the eliminator scoop doesn't quite do it for me either. I also have contemplated incorporating the new challenger type scoops into the ridges on the hood. I'm digging that you are familiar with the Cougar body type.
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Hello Andy and welcome to the forum.

Sorry to hear about your back.

Do a search both on this forum and on You Tube for hood scoops and tuck shrinking. Ron Covell has a good one on YT.

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Awesome. Thanks for the tips!

Yes this will be my 5th surgery and the 2nd on this disc since November. Hopefully this will be the last. I'm getting fused and ALL others, except the November surgery have been 100 percent successful.
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.... I am looking for some old school literature about hand forming metal (al and steel). ....
Welcome to the forum, Andy. Hope your surgery goes well.

You asked for old school, these are old school, but geared more towards collision repair, but the shaping principles are the same. The first one's an old school booklet that has body repair metal shaping. Lots of good old hammer/dolly techniques:

http://www.maritime.org/doc/pdf/metal-body-repair.pdf

this is good also:

http://www.knucklebusterinc.com/feat...abrication.pdf

There's a reason this old book is still in print:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Key-Metal-.../dp/B000HXH3M8

There are dozens of more modern books that address shaping from scratch, a partial list is here:

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showt...highlight=book
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