Power bulge hood

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    I've got a 68 power bulge hood from my superbee that I would like to sell in the near future. The problem with it is I sand blasted the underside when I was young and dumb. So it is warped in a few areas where I blasted the underside of the top skin. It is rust free and is very usable. I've had it on the car like this for over 30 years. I found a different one locally so I will not be needing this one. What do you think it is worth in this condition?
     
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    Have to have pix for a better assessment
     
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    I bought a hood for a 66 Belvedere, it was in primer, and it looked okay. I had it in the back of my truck, and it rained, and when I saw it wet,it was all warped to shit by someone sand blasting it. I junked the hood!
     
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        It doesn't look too bad in the pictures, but how much plastic is on it to make it straight? The problem with body work on hoods,is that the metal is always being flexed when it is opened and closed, and they go through constant heating and cooling cycles, so a lot of body work usually won't hold up well over time.
         
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        No mind you, I am NOT a bodywork guy, so the below is not an expert opinion...

        Having said that, could you heat the hood with a torch and then quench it with a wet rag to shrink the metal back down? Could that save the hood?
         
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        Dry ice will do the same.
         
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        Years ago I sold a really nice 69 Charger hood to a guy who had someone sand blast it.the top of the hood was a sunken copy of the inner structure of the hood. The guy absolutely destroyed the hood. Needless to say, he bought a second 69 Charger hood from me!
         
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          That's basically what this one is like. But it isn't to bad. Like I said it's been on the car for over 30 years like this.