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Hood Peak Molding and Hood Grates
« on: February 09, 2019, 01:26:10 PM »
I've decided this is finally the year to put my original, restored hood on my car.   

Is it feasible to weld some fold-over tabs on to an older, reproduction peak molding?  The one I have is currently screwed to the underside of my repro hood and the screws are not in the original locations.  I also have a dented original peak molding that is missing the tabs (broken off).  I would rather not buy the newer, incorrect repro peak molding with screws for $300.   

Also, what type of adhesive should I use to glue the rear grates on the 2 rear hood scoops?  Was this adhesive painted black along with the underside of the hood?  If not, what color was the original adhesive? 

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Re: Hood Peak Molding and Hood Grates
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 01:32:09 PM »
I've decided this is finally the year to put my original, restored hood on my car.   

Is it feasible to weld some fold-over tabs on to an older, reproduction peak molding?  The one I have is currently screwed to the underside of my repro hood and the screws are not in the original locations.  I also have a dented original peak molding that is missing the tabs (broken off).  I would rather not buy the newer, incorrect repro peak molding with screws for $300.   

Also, what type of adhesive should I use to glue the rear grates on the 2 rear hood scoops?  Was this adhesive painted black along with the underside of the hood?  If not, what color was the original adhesive? 

Thanks.
Originally it appeared to be a epoxy type product. I have used JB weld the grills. They were put on after the hood was painted so there was no overspray on them when new.
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Re: Hood Peak Molding and Hood Grates
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 11:05:33 AM »
Thanks for the reply Bob. 

What color should the 4 hood grills be painted?  Is it the same color as the front grill and top side of fog light support (argent) ? 

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 11:41:27 AM »
Thanks for the reply Bob. 

What color should the 4 hood grills be painted?  Is it the same color as the front grill and top side of fog light support (argent) ?
Technically they were not painted but the mesh material they were cut from had a electro applied finish . With that said if yours are in need of cosmetic attention then a satin black finish is what they looked like new so make them look like that however you do it.
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Re: Hood Peak Molding and Hood Grates
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 12:47:44 PM »
Upon further review, I think I will buy a new hood peak molding for my original hood that will be getting painted soon.  My old repro molding is in rougher shape than I thought.  Has anyone used one of Branda's newer style peak moldings with the threaded screws instead of fold over tabs?  Were you happy with the fit and finish? 

Also, I need to buy 4 hood grates.  Who makes the best looking reproductions? 

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 07:02:22 PM »
Something to remember when installing is that it was not uncommon for A O Smith to use a thin double sided tape to help hold down the hood peak molding besides the fold over tab's. 
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Re: Hood Peak Molding and Hood Grates
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 09:56:08 PM »
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Something to remember when installing is that it was not uncommon for A O Smith to use a thin double sided tape to help hold down the hood peak molding besides the fold over tab's.

I used 3M outdoor double faced tape on mine...So far so good... :)  I installed several peak moldings (Ford) back in the 70's and they came with double sided tape attached.

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Re: Hood Peak Molding and Hood Grates
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 01:04:03 PM »
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Something to remember when installing is that it was not uncommon for A O Smith to use a thin double sided tape to help hold down the hood peak molding besides the fold over tab's.

I used 3M outdoor double faced tape on mine...So far so good... :)  I installed several peak moldings (Ford) back in the 70's and they came with double sided tape attached.

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The Branda peak molding comes with screws, which hopefully would match up to the slots in OEM hood for securing the molding.  Do you think I could get away with only double sided tape and eliminate the screws? 

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Re: Hood Peak Molding and Hood Grates
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 01:51:24 PM »
How about weld  tabs with tig welder ?
Or make screwin tabs ?
What is the screws size ?
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Re: Hood Peak Molding and Hood Grates
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2019, 03:25:30 PM »
Good questions.  I don't know what the screw size is of the branda part.  I will ask the shop about tig welding.   

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Re: Hood Peak Molding and Hood Grates
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2019, 12:21:40 AM »
I have some of the older SHelby Parts and Restoration hood molding with the tabs.