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Old 05-12-2010, 06:46 AM
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While in Rhinebeck, my sponsor Pat, wanted a better hood built for his 54 MG drag car. Small block chebby with injection through the hood. He had an original hood to go from, so I took that home and made a simple copy.

I dont have pics or much detail on how I laid it out, but can discuss how i did it if anybody in interested.


A pretty simple fun project. Used .062 3003 ally, covered the outside i clear shelf paper to protect it, and went to town...



GoKart slicking the rolls, started out with a high crown lower wooden anvil and sucessivley got smaller untill I reached the radius I wanted.


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Rolled edges, ready for trim

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Laying the original hood to transfer my cut lines for length and width

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so far so good...

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cut the hole for the injection

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a great spot for my SuperDuperTipGrips

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Almost tipped all the way.

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Alil hammer and dolly work on the tipped edges, and this is what you see here.

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The best part of this project, my very first Dutchie Seal Of Approval. If anybody has ever gotten one of these, you know what I mean.

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I had to do something when these guys were shopping a top in the shop inbetween documenting the top chop project

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:58 AM
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Marty I love your tip- grips . Just makes perfect sense.I am all about making my own tools to do a job that I need to do. Good thinking.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:08 AM
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Marty, nice job on the hood. Thanks for posting, wondered what you were doing during breaks while taking pictures.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:09 AM
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Kenny, Dyce built a kick azz set that are even simpler to build than mine were, look at the tip grip thread, you will get some good ideas

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:15 AM
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that looks prett cool, Marty. Got any pics of the car?
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I went to Pat's shop to deliver the hood, and it fitts great, aside that the radiator was closer than stock, no big, that'll trim to fit nicely. It is a 52, and has been a drag car since the early 60's. Can ya imagine an 11 second MG? and Pat does it with one paw to, how cool is that?

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That looks great Marty, nice little car thats grown big, do you ever sleep?

I can't wait to get to the metal stage, just hope I can do it good. Its the last bit that troubles me, planishing I can put bends in alright.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:32 AM
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one last pic...


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Looks good Marty.

I know it's long but it doesn't look like it fits the radiator shell. I looked up a 52 and the hood looks like your. It was a bad picture but it looks like the hood sits lower then the shell is that right?

Neat car
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:17 AM
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Yes, the hood sits behind the radaitor shell neatly in a step. The original has a hinge down the middle so it lays nicely, and with the bead I will put down the center of the new hood to simulate the original hinge, a slight bend over the knee will get it to fit nice and proper.
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