Vincent's 72. "EL Maro"

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  1. broahnazki

    broahnazki Veteran Member

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    IMG_0654.JPG Hey guys, quick update here. So here's the result in the car. It didn't turn out to bad for my first time. I noticed that the panel was slightly warped but nothing too serious. IMG_0647.JPG I tried taking pictures from different angles but kinda hard to tell. Overall I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. IMG_0645.JPG I still have to Finnish the bottom of the panel (pic was taken before I fully welded it), as you can see by following along the lower section it kinda looks a little off. Maybe that's what makes me think it's warped? I'll update later this weekend.
     
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    I step away for the site for just a little bit and you go to work on the car big time. Good job.
     
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    Nice job! I'm getting ready to tackle the same area on mine but the patch needs to be slightly larger. I hope mine turns out as nice as yours looks.
     
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    Thanks man I had too, I felt like I wasn't getting enough done. The weather up here in the northwest sucks to work on the car in the open.
     
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    Good luck. It's not so bad, Just take your time.
     
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    Since you have put the LS in, have you checked the clearance of the alternator to the hood.
     
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    I did, the intake would clear with a 2inch cowl hood but the alt sits a tad bit too high. Looking at changing the bracket soon
     
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    If you need a cowl hood to clear, you are probably still going to have the same problem whit a new hood. The underside of a still cowl hood around the TB area is the same as a stock flat hood. Now that not to say you will be able to trim the bracing to clear.
     
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    I forgot about the bracing. Yea might have to trim it but don't want to mess with the integrity of the hood. I'll prob have to re enforce it somehow
     
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    yeahhh buddy. you are MOVING on this thing.
     

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