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Old May 10th, 2018, 12:03 PM
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So, I got home, opened the door and was scared by almost walking into a giant box! I got my S197 dash from Schoneck Composites today and let me say, the box weighs more than the dash and, the dash looks great!

I also started fitting it into the car as well.

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Old June 10th, 2018, 10:06 AM
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I started to actually get the dash in the car today. It is now the point were I need to cut the front of the top, so the whole dash sucks into the car another 1/2" or so, to match the shape of the windshield/firewall.
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Any section that I have cut, I have also saved, so I can tighten up any holes for the cage or the column once its 100% in place. That also gives me a reason to paint it, in more of a satin finish, more like a real car would have.

I also made up the side brackets to hold the dash in. I used the factory dash structure to save time and, simplify the mounting to the car.

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Realize that the stamped steel is 2 pieces, not one... Time to burn it together.

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I welded the pieces together, so I can cut off parts of the factory pieces.

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Then, obviously, they get painted in satin black cage paint.

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Old June 10th, 2018, 10:07 AM
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I played around in the garage for a bit and got the dash in the car. I still want to go back and make some small adjustments to make the top of the dash level but, I've had enough for the day. But, the dash is in the car and is no longer held up with tape.

The next steps will be to close in what I cut out to clear the cage and then, paint it all a matte black to resemble the original finish.

I also like, with the Lincoln console, not only do I have the factory window switches, it still allows room for me to add a radio with out having to reinforce the dash to hold it. I can make up a little section that will bridge the gap between the console and the dash to hold a radio, right behind the shifter. Hopefully, that will be fairly easy to do. Though, the next step is to get the windshield replaced and to finish the wiring.

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Old June 10th, 2018, 10:07 AM
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Stuff and things.

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Old June 10th, 2018, 10:08 AM
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So, the search for a hood finally ended when I found one on carpart.com. The yard that had it, is one that a friend works at and I was skeptical that the hood existed so, I messaged him. Sure enough, they had the hood since they started cataloging their parts. That said, I rented a truck, drove across stated and picked it up.

Fast forward a week to me getting some time to start cutting it up. The intention is to make the hood clear the intake then, use it a buck to make a mold, allowing me to make a glass or carbon version of it. Anywho, on to the pictures.
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I am soo thankful I have this piece of chromemoly laying around, it was the perfect length to hold the hoot up, allowing me to install it by myself. Yes, the hood did not go through a garage window like the last one did. Amazing, I know.

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I also played around with some potential heights, I think I like the look of a 1" cowl more so than the other option.
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To my surprise, the hood will clear the charge piping while following the factory lines.
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The taller option, is just a bit too tall when your'e in the car. Also, you can see that I have been playing around with radio position, it is a street car after all.
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The sorter option for the hood.
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Old June 10th, 2018, 10:09 AM
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Old June 10th, 2018, 11:35 AM
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Old June 10th, 2018, 04:55 PM
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It's really coming together - great pics of the progress!
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Old June 23rd, 2018, 05:50 PM
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A little more work on the front of the hood and, I should be ready to take it off and weld it all up and start the metal finishing.

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If the paint on the hood had some flake in it, I'd probably want to paint the car that color.
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Old June 24th, 2018, 06:47 PM
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I was able to get a bit more work done today, it is now almost ready for filler and then to start its new life. After I get it all dialed in with the filler, I can start making a mold from it and then, a glass hood. I also had the first look of it, from a distance and was oddly satisfied with the look of it. I am still debating on cutting the center support out and taking maybe a 1/4" off of it, bringing the crown of the rear down a bit.

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Old July 22nd, 2018, 08:51 PM
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When you get tired of trying to fix the dents/warpage/how did I do that spots, with filler, you make a ghetto hammer and dolly setup. There will still be a good amount of filler used, obviously, there is no way around that unless you're a metal finishing prodigy. All though, there will be a lot less now.

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Well, it's no show piece and, I am not starting over so, I'll just have to live with its raggedness. Once I finish getting it smooth, it will be time to make a mold off of it. Putting primer down, really shows off all of the flaws in it.

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Old July 28th, 2018, 09:07 PM
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So, I told myself I am going to accept it and just start making the mold but... I went back out and started to smooth the hood out some more.

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Old August 5th, 2018, 06:16 PM
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I guess, you really do need to learn when to call it a wrap. This thing won't get any better with out new, proper tools and more space that I do not have. So, it's time to make a mold off of this and call it a day.

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Old August 5th, 2018, 06:16 PM
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They say, Jason, if it's a street car you need a stock gas tank. To that I say, I don't trust zip ties and hose clamps holding a gas tank in the car.

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