In Southern California at the Huntington Beach Derelict Donut’s infamous weekly meet is where we met this customer. He explained that himself and a few mechanically experienced guys were building this car with a body supplied from Dearborn. He wanted a lengthened hood, but there was no where he could buy one ready made ‘off the shelf’ as he was looking for an 8″ increase in length to 40″ and asked for my help.
I logged details, dimensions, and made templates off his car. I paid particular notice to the belt line, as we wanted the body line to flow perfectly into the hood line. With all this in hand, I went back to my workshop and handcrafted a custom lengthened hood from fresh steel. After tweaking the profiles to fit snug on the cowl and radiator shell, the hood was completed for delivery.
Process of building this lengthened 40″ hood for a 32 Roadster