View Full Version : Almost ready to paint Golden Hawk!

11-27-2013, 06:51 PM
29993Found the proper hood 2 miles west and the proper hood scoop 10 miles south. Hood scoop was $50 delivered, and I traded 6 hours labor for the hood. Kind of an early Christmas present. Hood came ready for paint, thus the different primer. Epoxy on the car, regular primer on the hood. Only thing before sending it to the body shop is locating the hood louvers. Found them for $180, but that seems way high.

11-27-2013, 07:00 PM
I'd be removing that 'regular primer',and recoating it with epoxy... Hope you will be adjusting that hood before paint? I notice it sets well below the cowl,and they have a nasty habit of knocking the paint off the cowl when opening. I adjusted my hood to be just slightly higher than the cowl[not noticeable] and it still chipped my cowl one time when i forgot to pull it forward while opening it.

11-27-2013, 07:21 PM
Only finger tightened the bolts since the hood will be coming off first thing. Gonna have the firewall and inner fenders painted. The body shop will epoxy the hood. The hood came from the local vo-tech body shop ready to paint.Will def line it up properly after the motor and peripherals are installed.

11-27-2013, 07:41 PM
Wow!...Both the proper hood and the GH hood scoop were great deals.....and so close to home! Good luck!

11-27-2013, 08:37 PM
I'm curious about the size of the hole in your hood.
My '57 Golden Hawk's hood hole is 3 times that size.
The scoop has approx 12 studs to mount it to the hood.

11-27-2013, 09:29 PM
Regarding the louvers… perhaps $180 is not too bad considering how much was saved from the other two components. And perhaps the sale of the other hood?? As a whole, it looks like you're still coming out pretty good.
Not suggesting you throw good money after bad, but still, it doesn't sound too bad.

11-27-2013, 10:02 PM
You plan on one color or two tone? I personally recommend two tone.

11-28-2013, 07:43 AM
Def goin with original paint scheme. Tiara gold with arctic white fins. As for the size of the hole, when I templated it, it fit edge to edge on a piece of 8 x 11 printer paper. I ran outta time last friday, so I didnt get to cut the hole in the hood I had. Saturday morning, the guy who had theproper hood called and said he would trade me hoods if would help him build a roof off of the side of his shed so he would have a dry place to 'Studey' on his new 63 GT Hawk with R motor. Shed is already filled with his current 63 GT. Built the 12 x 20 roof on Sunday in 6 hours and cost him $180 in materials. Installed the new hood on Wednesday and also dropped off $1000.00 to the machine shop. Exciting times!