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  • Buttercup's Hood Hinges

    Buttercup's hood hinges are going to be beside the radiator.

    First, mark where you think you want to cut.


    Then cut.



    Next, use CAD (cardboard aided design) to make a pattern.



    Next, use the CAD to cut and form a couple pieces of 18 gauge.

    Last edited by Jerry Forrester; 08-07-2018, 03:47 PM.
    Jerry Forrester
    Forrester's Chrome
    Douglasville, Georgia

    See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk


  • #2
    You've piqued my interest again Jerry. Are you designing a different style of forward opening hood? Keep us up to speed, it looks cool so far. Bill.

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    • #3
      That ain't original.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mbstude View Post
        That ain't original.
        Oh you're such a purist. Come on over to the dark side. Bring that new moredoor you got up and let's put a 500 Caddie engine in it. We'll put some big and littles on it, give it a good rake, then you'll be stylin'&profilin'.
        Jerry Forrester
        Forrester's Chrome
        Douglasville, Georgia

        See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Colgate Studebaker View Post
          You've piqued my interest again Jerry. Are you designing a different style of forward opening hood? Keep us up to speed, it looks cool so far. Bill.
          Thanks Bill. Not a different style for me. I've done this before. There has been previous threads on this before but no step by step pix. Maybe this time I'll get enough pictures.
          Jerry Forrester
          Forrester's Chrome
          Douglasville, Georgia

          See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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          • #6
            So, is that a REAL antique "Nebraska" vice grips in pic #4?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by skyway View Post
              So, is that a REAL antique "Nebraska" vice grips in pic #4?
              Since i've had 'em for about 50 years I guess you could call 'em antique. I just call 'em my ole curved jaw vice grips. I know nothing of Nebraska vice grips, but these ARE Vice Grip brand.
              Jerry Forrester
              Forrester's Chrome
              Douglasville, Georgia

              See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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              • #8
                Edited the OP with more pictures.
                Jerry Forrester
                Forrester's Chrome
                Douglasville, Georgia

                See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Colgate Studebaker View Post
                  You've piqued my interest again Jerry. Are you designing a different style of forward opening hood? Keep us up to speed, it looks cool so far. Bill.
                  Here it is, http://www.studebaker-info.org/Tech/...JFroh0716.html

                  My computer shows the date that I did my first one as Monday‎, ‎November‎ ‎30‎, ‎2009 9:02 PM
                  Bob's Studebaker Resource Page shows July 2016 I guess that's was added to his site by Jeff Rice.
                  Jerry Forrester
                  Forrester's Chrome
                  Douglasville, Georgia

                  See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                  • #10
                    I looked at the link to the other car with these hinges, pretty interesting! Just wondering, with that box section to the core support cut away are there any problems or concerns with the fenders moving/vibrating at the front?

                    Jeff in ND

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jeff_H View Post
                      I looked at the link to the other car with these hinges, pretty interesting! Just wondering, with that box section to the core support cut away are there any problems or concerns with the fenders moving/vibrating at the front?
                      I don't foresee any problems. They seem to be as strong as ever. But I've never driven one that has had this done to it.
                      Jerry Forrester
                      Forrester's Chrome
                      Douglasville, Georgia

                      See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                      • #12
                        My oldies are the same color as yours and say:
                        Vice-Grip
                        Dewitt, Nebr U.S.A
                        U.S. Pat. Apt. 14, 1942

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by skyway View Post
                          My oldies are the same color as yours and say:
                          Vice-Grip
                          Dewitt, Nebr U.S.A
                          U.S. Pat. Apt. 14, 1942
                          Yep, we have Vice-Grip brothers.
                          Jerry Forrester
                          Forrester's Chrome
                          Douglasville, Georgia

                          See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                          • #14
                            More work today.

                            Got the sheet metal cut and formed for the driver's side.

                            Then welded it in.

                            This is what it looks like underneath. I won't dress these welds, they'll be coated with cold galvanizing and covered with undercoating.



                            The finished hinge mount location.
                            Driver's side.

                            Driver's side.

                            Pass. side.

                            Pass. side.


                            Tomorrow I'll try to get the hinges mounted and maybe get started on the hood.

                            I just want to say, I hate welding on 65 year old rusty sheet metal that started out as 20 gauge and rust has thinned it down to tin foil and in some places, nothing. It seems like I spent more time chasing and filling holes than I did just joining two pieces of metal together.
                            Jamie McLeod, you're the cause of all this. These fenders are off Rusty Ralph. I can save 'em buy it's gonna take a few patches.
                            Jerry Forrester
                            Forrester's Chrome
                            Douglasville, Georgia

                            See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                            • #15
                              Nice work Jerry!

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