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Tonight I decided to go for it and install a GTV6 Bulge hood on my Milano. Tomorrow I will finish it up. I hope.

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oh i wanna see....
 

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Yes I did get new wheels and a few more things.
 

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Well its done. It's great looking. Chopped the hood, glued on the scoop. Waiting for adhesive to dry so I can bondo it up. Only took 1.5 hours. Including design time, fabrication and gittn' er done mode. Photos will be coming tonite.
 

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Here is the end result so far without the bondoing. It takes 1 - 8 hours for the structural adhesive to cure. Looks pretty good so far.


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AND THEN I...

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THE PART YOU DON'T SEE IS ME MIXING THE EPOXY AND APPLYING IT. THEN SCREWING THE HOOD IN PLACE ASAP BECAUSE YOU ONLY HAVE TWO MINUTES TO TOTAL DESTRUCTION.


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Thats it so far. Hope you liked the photos. It really takes alot of effort to make photos of work in progress. I have to congratulate JungleJustice for his thousands of photos in progress for all of us to learn off of. Tonight I will be filling in the seams and making it look like a factory hood as most of us have always wanted to see one.

I wonder if I am the first one to do this? Anyway as I said earlier. It only took 1.5 hours from start to finish. The adhesive cost about $30. I have tools. It was quite fun easy and satisfying.

I'll post more photos of my bodywork on the hood as soon as I take the photos.
 

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Oh yeah. For the critics. I used my scale and I removed 4 lbs of metal from the old hood. I added 7 pounds of new hood. So it weighs only 3 lbs more. But... I am not reinstalling the hood liner. So I call it even steven in my book.
 

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Since you actually cut the original hood (rather than just gluing the GTV6 piece on top), you can now extend your intake pipes by a couple of inches! Though you'd probably better weld this time...
 

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DUDE! Thanks for the kudos - awesome progress... :cool:

Get it smoothed and then pull a plug to do them in fiberglass / or CF... :D
 

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Oh yeah. For the critics. I used my scale and I removed 4 lbs of metal from the old hood. I added 7 pounds of new hood. So it weighs only 3 lbs more. But... I am not reinstalling the hood liner. So I call it even steven in my book.
I was going to say, you didn't cut out as much metal as you added..

I think it looks way cool.

I have a GTV6 that the PO removed the tea tray from and had welded in metal. Looks surprisingly good.

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ALL RIGHT. HERE WE GO WITH A COUPLE OF MORE PHOTOS OF MY AMATEUR BODY WORK IN PROGRESS.


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TRYING MY HARDEST TO KEEP IT FLAT AND STRAIGHT

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Just gonna let it dry good tonight and finish tomorrow.

I'm not going to actually have the car painted yet. So I am going to have to do my own painting magic. The hood is going to look like Black Brushed Stainless Steel when I am done. I guess we will just have to see how it turns out.
 

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hey as a former body man ill give u a tip for keeping stuff straight, when your mixing your bondo spray a differnt colour of paint in with each layer so as you sand you can see the different colors come thru to show your height. also when doing long flat surfaces like the hood seams use a 2x4 cut to the excact length of the panel th mak sure your getting even pressure across your panel or you will never get those dips and valleys. or youll wind up with a seem that looks like a ribbon!

also bondo as thin as you can man, when that stuff hardens itll take forever to get smooth or sand down.

90% sanding 9% bondo 1% paint is the equation.

Sand wet sand sand some more then sand again call you dad and have him sand then when your wrist wont work paint.!
 
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