any examples of trunk lid and hood being separated?

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    Has anyone separated the inner and outer deck lid skins? I am thinking about doing this but can't find any good examples.

    Same thing for the hood.
     
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    Ok I will bite. Is this a repair question ? doing up something custom like building a shaker hood from a flat hood ? or trying to save a few lbs. ?
    Can it be done, yes for sure but its not going to be like a door skin , its all crimps and spot welds with some anti vibe sealer in spots on the inner structure. If its a damaged hood or deck lid I would do everything I could to find a replacement 1st.
    If its a weight deal , my 2cents is there are better ways to drop the weight like going fiberglass or finding other places to loose it like using lexan instead of glass ect.
    More info on what your doing would help and what model and year of hood/hoods.
    I have skinned many doors but
    Ive never separated a hood skin from the structure there may be someone else on here who has who can give you some tips.
     
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    I bought a '67 GTX that someone had already did it to the hood and trunk lid. Whole car was lightened every way possible (lexan windows, light door panels, VW gas tank, etc ). I actually did the hood on a Valiant myself to lighten it because it was a pin on, so I could easily take it off myself.
     
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    our hoods have the skin bent over 90 degrees, drill a few welds and it comes off easily....other panels such as door skins and deck lids are bent 180 (wrapped). I tried to separate and reattach a door skin (once) and after unbending and rebending the "wrap", it split on the edge and was not worth the hassle.


    i have an AMX hood with a rotted frame, the skin is wrapped like a door skin........ if and when I get to it; my plan is to cut the skin maybe 1/4 inch (or less) from the edge and remove the skin....... then remove the edges with the "wrap" undesturbed....... do reverse order on a clean hood frame. maybe incorporate some panel bond adhesive to eliminate a lot of welding........I know it sounds good on paper anyway

    here's a 68 R/T hood I did, but like I said, the 90 degree bend makes it easy..... i welded it back together on the car with fenders mounted and aligned
     
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    I've done a hood. All I can say is before the two pieces can be welded back together it has to be on the car and test fit. If it has the smallest twist in it when welded you'll pay hell trying to get it to fit. Try to test fit a piece that has large clamps on it lol, won't fit. I made a jig that fit the hood tight then when I assembled the two halves again the underside sat nice on the jig and it welded up nice and square. Just something to think about.
     
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    I am terribly sorry let me clarify....
    I am working on a 69 Charger, and I have a couple of trunk lids and hoods, (each of them have issues) My thought was to separate the inner and outer skins, then fix the rust and put them back together. I am sure this has been done, but I cant find any good examples, on how to do it.
    Your help is appreciated!
    here is a link to my thread
    https://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/threads/dons-1969-charger-restoration.51122/
     
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    Thank you sir. I will keep this in mind when I get to the hood. hopefully the edges will be at 90 degrees like you said. I am starting with the trunk lid. (Working from back to front welding all body panels on and getting the gaps right).
    One thought I had with the trunk lid, was instead of bending the lip back, would be to grind through the edge all the way around (leaving the folded edge undisturbed) this would release the inner from the outer, then make the rust repairs. Then to put it back together I would have to weld all the way around, right on that edge. But I am worried about warping, and getting that original outer perimeter right!
     
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    welding the actual corner/edge is what I'd like to avoid, and under the folded edge (the overlap on the backside) is festering rust ....... there is probably no one way to do it, anything will have pros and cons
     
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    Thank you sir, I am concerned about it, but at this point I'm not out anything to try
     
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