LOOKING GOOD 😀 🙂 keep up the good work. I want to know why you are using chrome-moly tubing instead of standard hard-wall tubing? We build street-rods and off-road buggies around here and have problems with the chrome-moly tubing cracking and breaking, and the hard-wall would give and return to shape.
the chomoly will hardly be a problem on this type of car, I used to race atvs and only had one of my aftermarket chomoly frames crack only becouse I was running a cr500 in it and the vibes were tremendous. Being a regular driven car and not getting abused I think it will hold up just fine, plus I like saying its got a partial chomoly frame.. 8)
brought in the hood today to start its mockup with custom hinges. I didnt want to use the old hinges plus all my new radiator suport structer would be in the way of the stock hinges. So Ive horded a few sets of hinges over the past year or two that I thought may work in this application, I also looked at universal billet hinges but decided against them since they were WAY to much in my book for a pair of hinges :0 .
hood sitting back on the car 😉 it been nearly 3 years since its been on this car again :0
and here are the hinges I plan on using the cool thing is that they bolt right into the factory hood hinge spot! that made less fab time for this.
and here is how low they lay when closed up
now you may say that these arnt strong enough for the weight of the hood but they suported a trunk of a car that weighed just as much if not more then this hood just fine, also they carry the suport strut inbord of the hinge so everything will be intergrated so its super clean, all I have to do now is add my bottom plate to bolt these hinges in.
Also if you thinking the hood will not clear with these hinges it will they first lift then fold up so the hood will actually sit straight up 4 inches above the car when installed all the way. 😉
also got my custom cut plates to complete my regular car battery today. 😎