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 Posted: 08-17-2005 11:23 am
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nvandal
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Folks,

I have two questions:

 First, I am looking for a good condition front metal bumper. Mine is kinked and likely not repairable, or so I'm told. So, if anyone out there has a decent bumper for sale, please let me know. Or, even a stainless top? I can fix the lower section since it can be filled and sanded.

Second, my car once had the typical Stromberg fire. It didn't damage the engine compartment, but warped the hood, which is now quite " weewaw " above the carb area. Otherwise, the hood is absolutely perfect. I have a second hood, but it has rusted lips and rust in other areas. However, the center section is perfect. So, is it feasible to cut out the center of both and have the good one welded in to the warped hood?

I hate messing with rust, and repairing all the rust areas would likely take as much time, especially since much is on the edges  Please advise, anyone with body work experience.

Thank you kindly,

Norm Vandal

Roxbury, VT

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 Posted: 08-17-2005 01:27 pm
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Sorry - don't have a bumper for ya!

And you can buy a good hood (and have it shipped to you from anywhere in the world) for TONS less than you would have to pay to cut out one hood and weld it to another...then finish it out so nobody knows anything was done. I think you'd also find a replacement hood for cheaper than it would cost to attack the rust as well...

So I'd say, get looking for a replacement! :o)

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 Posted: 08-17-2005 07:46 pm
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Hello,

Thanks for your help. Can you suggest some sources for hoods? I am new to this and have no idea where to begin searching. That's why I put the question out there. So, if anyone reading this does have a good condition hood, please let me know. Also, I live in New England.

Thanks, Norm Vandal

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 Posted: 08-17-2005 08:35 pm
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British Masters has hoods listed for $125-$425

http://www2.4dcomm.com/bmr/main/jhealey.htm

I've used them in the past, they aren't always the cheapest and they tend to take awhile to get around to shipping the part, but at least it is a source.

Mitch Ware
1974 JH-5 #111119670
1971 TR-6 #CC66950LO

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 Posted: 08-18-2005 07:44 pm
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Yup - I'd have also suggested British Masters...they appear to break a JH every couple of weeks or so. Their shipping is often a bit silly in price, but when you're the only game in town...and still, even though expensive, they'll be cheaper than trying to rework an already bad one...

Otherwise, you can await one to show up in the JHPS For Sale section...

:o)

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 Posted: 08-18-2005 07:55 pm
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Norm,

There is a hood listed on ebay 4569476842

J&N

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 Posted: 03-21-2006 03:06 pm
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I have a perfect fibreglass hood that came with my 74 JH. The original hood  had the trademark kink at the prop mounting point. I got a great used steel one from a friend, so I won't need the fibreglass one and would sell it to you for $250 + shipping from CT. It would need to have to latch and hinge bolt holes added. It's very light as you can imagine. I can send you some pics if you're interested. I think Delta sells these for $500 or more.  Thanks colinw59@hotmail.com

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