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The hood half looks very promising. Wish you to please the community with pictures of the parts in place and painted soon :)

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Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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the 2 piece sides are good idea, the longer aluminium hoods on B75 do flex a lot when lifted and closed, and I have to be careful to prevent scratching the air cleaner pipes,P8270711.thumb.JPG.885437a6faf1ac713e8f6417c348e1f6.JPG the side hinge will add some support to reduce the flex- the louvers will add a break in the long side panels and great custom look 👍, will the louvers be similar to the 50's Diamond T larger louvers or the smaller slats as on old 30's-50's car hoods and what type of clamps will you fit - the original B model style clamps?

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The hood is four pieces-two pieces riveted to make one side with one hinge down the middle. It will have some weight to it but

it will weigh less than having three hinges one in the middle and one on each side. With anything like this hitting a happy medium 

gets tough-and sometimes leads to over thinking a problem. Because of the length at 71" and to control flex and warpage there

are 5 bows underneath on each side. Those have to be there to keep hood panels straight. Louvers are 2 3/4" wide one row 

each side 33" long. Labor intensive it is.

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