How to Attach Hood?
It’s time I get the hood on my 37 coupe, because.... well she just doesn’t look right without it.
Thus far I have a Mack Truck center chrome strip which holds both top halves of the hood together. I was told this was a very close match & would work. I have also have removed the rusted steel rods that hold the side panels together with the top pieces and have stainless steel rods to replace them.
What I’m needing is good information on what to do with the inside area of the hood (pieces) which the steel rod goes through. How do I clean it? What do I use to clean it? Once clean then what? Does one paint it? Did the factory leave it bare steel? Does one use some kind of an insert (plastic) between the hood & the rod.
At the ends of the hood center pieces it looks as though it should attach to the top of the firewall however I’m missing the piece which goes on top of the grill & have no idea what it even looks like.