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    Yeah baby! Outstanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventhheaven View Post
    …It has a slightly swept back look, but I think the bonnet is too down-hill. What do you all think?

    Help! this is literally driving me bonkers!

    All this work and it looks wrong
    I still think you are being way too hard on yourself, as this is an amazing build, especially for your first attemp.

    So, I hope the following photos will help.

    You need to remember that you are not building a modern production car in a factory like this.



    Even just going back to 1950s/60s, this is how top racing teams built/worked on their cars.





    In short, a hand-built car doesn’t have imperfections, it has character!

    Good luck, Paul.

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    Looks fine to me, in fact it looks great!

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    I'd endorse everything said above , it looks good , i would wait until you have the grill on there and the wings ,then judge , even if you make wings and grill out of cardboard and tin foil , it will give you an idea .
    you can always change it later , and you can build up the bonnet with cardboard paint it the same colour , and play with shapes without doing any metal work .

    i agree you are being way too hard on yourself , you have made a brilliant bonnet , and your skills are obviously developing in leaps and bounds .

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    i like the bonnet as is. its not a ford or a chevy its definetly not a jag but its working in its own right.
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    Cheers for the encouragement chaps.
    Oh course you do know that I will be spending a fair bit of time drinking coffee and munching biscuits thinking 'maybe if I'd done it that way it would have been better?'

    Soz, just the way my brain is wired
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    Quote Originally Posted by seventhheaven View Post
    Cheers for the encouragement chaps.
    Oh course you do know that I will be spending a fair bit of time drinking coffee and munching biscuits thinking 'maybe if I'd done it that way it would have been better?'

    Soz, just the way my brain is wired
    It's a curse. I can't remember how many things I've remade on mine, and in some instances how many times I've remade the same thing. Bottom line is you have to do what makes you happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventhheaven View Post
    Cheers for the encouragement chaps.
    Oh course you do know that I will be spending a fair bit of time drinking coffee and munching biscuits thinking 'maybe if I'd done it that way it would have been better?'

    Soz, just the way my brain is wired
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    recon most people think like that.

    its because youre so focused on the one bit,when you need to stand back and look at the whole car.

    no matter how many times you redo something once the cars finished,you would of forgot,and it wont notice.

    also if you keep redoing everything,it will never get finished
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    Mocking up the Grille Shell

    When I made the wooden buck I never got around to the grille as the buck was rammed up against a wall.

    I didn't really know how it would look, so I decided to make one out of steel. I would only be using the outside few inches but the 'cut out' sections would be handy when I made the inserts.

    Being in furlough lockdown, gas and steel aren't abundant so I'm using dregs of pub gas and steel from previous bonnet attempts.



    Getting the first side done took a couple hours. Making the second side match was a different story.



    Each day I go out I still take it to the sand bag and give it a bash. It's so close......within millimetre's but your eyes tell you it's centimetres off.

    In the photo above the top left curve needed tweaking, the bottom right bulge wasn't as bulbous as the left etc....

    90% of this buck will get cut out and ultimately thrown away, but the closer I get it the better.

    I use paper templates wrapped around the outside as well as contour guides and scraps of steel cut to different profiles. I then flip these 180degs to check they match the other side. - hopefully.

    I want a really retro look for the grille. I might have a raised central rib and I might even go for a cranking handle hole. Who know????

    Read more here Mocking Up The Grille - Super 7th Heaven
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    Nice work, bonnet looks great with rib down centre and think to me it needs to follow through into grill on same taper ending in a rounded "spear tip" .

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