June 29, 2007I'm thoroughly impressed! I would just pitch it and buy a new one. If I tried that, it would look like crap when finished!
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June 29, 2007You know what Scott? I hear ya loud and clear. Sometimes it's just easier to scrap it and buy a new one. Hell, I had to talk fast to just convince my wife to buy this one! LOL
It was the same old story...
"So, tell me again why you need this hood (or supercharger, wheels, etc)?
"I don't NEED it, dear, I WANT it".
So, I took the money I had just earned resurfacing two sets of 02 Mustang headlights and spent it on the hood.
There are two main reasons. First, like some have already said, I love a challenge. Being somewhat disabled, it makes me feel good to take on something that many in my condition would never attempt and see it through. It's a personal pride thing.
Secondly, If I can do it, anyone can. I make things, fix things, design things, mod things just so my friends here can see what can be done and what is possible if you just put your mind to it. And the majority of the time, the things I make or do are rather inexpensive. That makes it possible for more people to try it too.
Sure, I'd LOVE to have this hood NEW. But at $750 for the hood, $160 in shipping and $200-300 for professional paint....My wife would kill me!
So, I'm into this for $100 so far plus a can of expandable foam. I already had the resin and fiberglass cloth and all the tools, so I've spent about $5 so far after the purchase. And paint? I still have over half a pint on the shelf from painting the side skirts, scoops and rear spoiler. I believe the majority of the cost of this project will be for the beer.
Other than the purchase price, the next biggest expenditure will be for vinyl for stripes. I haven't enough left over to finish the hood. Should be about $17-20.
Besides, this is fun stuff and it keeps me out of the wife's hair.
June 29, 2007Don't forget the cost of dinners for an understanding wife.
June 29, 2007Hmmmm.......I'll trade one of those dinners for a nice set of hood pins. Forgot to add those into the equation. But you're right, a nice dinner here and there greases the wheels!
June 30, 2007nice work tim! Looks really good so far. I just do not have the patcience for this loll You def. do have one of the most creative sides ive ever seen in a person! lol
BTW I remember you have owned boxers for a while.. im considering getting a boxer pup for a house dog. But paul says every boxer he has seen or known were just mean as a snake??? How are their temperment. Esp with other animals like cats? All in how you bring them up with the animals or what?
June 30, 2007You are right, he is wrong.
Many "uneducated" people here think Boxers and Pitbulls are the same. (not that he does)
Does he know the difference?
Google it, look for Boxer disposition and mine is exactly what you read. Friendly, good with kids, energetic etc.
July 1, 2007Today's efforts as as follows:
Laid in layer #1 in the reliefs. A second layer will be added before final shaping.
Part of original inner layer that was Dremeled off to allow access to backside of outer layer was glassed back in.
Airspace between inner and outer layers near hood latch area were filled with foam. This will later be shaved and trimmed and glass laid on top to mirror other side. This area had huge pieces of glass missing and needs to be duplicated as best as possible.
Picked up a pair of SS hood pins. Add $8 to the cost of reclaiming this beauty.
July 4, 2007you know what would look really good for that hood is some old school twist on style hood pins...just a thought.
July 4, 2007Hmmm...Might not be a bad idea. But I think I'll stick witht he ones I already bought.
I'm considering removing the '01 scoop off my original stock hood and putting it on this hood and if I like it, glassing it on permanently.
July 4, 2007Looking ahead, I'm considering strongly, the probability of using my same 2001 Mustang scoop and glassing it onto this hood permanently. Playing around with Photoshop (which is both a generic term nowadays for any manner of editing photos and also a verb) I have decided on the below scheme. Stripes will start at hood's leading edge as on the original hood but will stop at the edge of the "cliff". The entire recessed potion of the hood and the grafted in scoop will remain black.
July 4, 2007I vote no on the scoop and yes to continue the stripe on the whole hood!
July 4, 2007Sam, where's your sense of excitement? LOL
I'm trying to create a very unique hood, something NO ONE has and hasn't been seen in ANY Mustang magazine, forum or website. If I leave it as is with stripes, it nothing more than a GT-H / CS6 hood with my stripes on it. Not exactly RARE but uncommon nonetheless. But I want something NOBODY has.
I could glass in the scoop AND stripe the whole hood?
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