Hood mishap derails paint job

After 40 hours of body work on the hood, we mounted it to the hinges and tried to close the hood to check the gaps, and with only a small amount of pressure, we heard a “crack” sound and the rear of the hood frame began to separate from the fiberglass.

So now what?  Return the hood for a new one and spend another 40 hours of body work on the new hood?  Try and get a refund and buy a metal hood and cut it out and bond on a fiberglass scoop?

For now we will try re-bonding the metal frame to the fiberglass hood.  It must have been improperly bonded from the factory to separate so easily.  Hopefully that will do the trick.

I also think it may be a good idea to remove the hood hinge springs or torch them to losen the springs significantly.

We’ll see….