Should I keep the rusty hood or scrap it?

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  1. davbell22602

    davbell22602 67-79 Ford Trucks #1

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    Should I keep this hood or scrap it. I think its the original one to my 67 F100 but its rusting pretty bad underneath and around where the hood hinges go.

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    I got another hood from a 70-72 F100 in a trade. But its in better shape as fa as rust but has few dents that need fixed.
     
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    keep it and get it out of the weather...no wonder its rusting.
     
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    ^x2
     
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    davbell22602 67-79 Ford Trucks #1

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    I wanna keep it too. One reason is nobody reproduces sheet metal hoods on the 67-72 ford truck hoods. I can replacement hood in fiberglass.
     
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    01f1502wd going up? yes i am.

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    is the rust just surface or is it deep rust?
     
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    that looks fixable
     
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    The outside rust is just surface rust but its rotting out underneath pretty bad. I got the hood in this past august in this condition when I got the truck for free.
     
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    You or someone you know couldn't fix the rotting part of the hood?? It would take some time but its well worth it.
     
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    I dont know if its fixable of not. I'll pics of it over the weekend and post them up.

    Plus I still have to find the holes where the hood letters go. Someone covered them with body filler etc.
     
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    As long as the structure of the hood is still in decent shape it's okay. You won't find an aftermarket one that fits as good as an original one.
     
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