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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:35 pm 
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Hey has anyone got any advice on what to use and whats the best way to smooth my bonnet.

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most people say its best to weld up the swage line on the front. filler is know to crack/fall out. and i suppose a metal plate over the ford badge. best wait for 1 of the more experienced guys on ere tho mate!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:59 pm 
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think i remember some people talking about lead filling?? not to sure though, or fibreglass as it doesnt crack, just two things ive heard of, not to sure if they r good or not. best hope for someone with some more knowledge to reply.

lol sorry bout the lack of usefulness of this post, im tired, its been along weekend.


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i doubt fibreglass would hold itself in place?

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you could drill holes in the swage line for the fibreglass to 'hold' to
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the way i did mine on my old bonnet was to tack weld a plate across the hole where the ford badge was, then fill the bonnet recess and the hole where the ford badge was with weld to over the flushed level, then attacked it with a sanding pad on a grinder until it was smooth, then went over with with pregressively finer grades of wet and dry

then prime and paint it. i did all the work on this bar the paint using the method above and it came out like this
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hope that helps.

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thats looks good that tony.
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looked even better in real life, ask des he was going to have it till it went up in flames with the xr2i

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it went up in flames with the xr2i


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i'll go find the pics soon :cry:

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