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I just started a project '64 chevy c20 longbed hot rod (Magoo) (there are a million stepside c10s around my area and had to be different) that I got for $1000 and it runs perfectly on the original 283. I spent 2 full days hand sanding the dried up paint off the hood, primering it and making it look PERFECT. Today I was driving about 35mph and the hood decided to fly up, bend the brand new hinges I installed and smack my roof lip. Large crease perpendicular to the hoods lines, hood support completely twisted, and now after having two guys smash the hood back into the latch, the right side is about 6 inches up. I wouldnt care so much had I not spent 2 days HAND SANDING this thing. Wasting money is one thing, wasting personal hard work and pride is another. :(
 

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Sorry to hear about this.

Before repairing or replacing the hood, you might want to take a close look at the hood latch - so it doesn't happen again.
 
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