66 GMC pick up hood/welding question..

Recently bought a 66 GMC 1500 fleetside pickup, now in the process of taking off the hood/fenders, etc to be sand/beadblasted. So far, we have uncovered a great deal more than we bargained for, but such is the
case with old rides... My question: We have cut the welds and taken the reinforcing pieces off the hood, only have the parking light frame piece to take off. Is there an easier way to go about cutting the welds that I'm unaware of? It's an odd angle to get in there with a drill with, so is there any other option than just doing it by hand so that we don't make any unintentional cuts? Also, after we take that piece off, we would like to weld the entire seam, giving it a smoother look, instead of just spot welding it. Is there any obvious reason I am overlooking, or would it not matter what way it is welded back together - obviously welding the entire seam would be more work, but other than that? Thanks so much for your help. Any other NW Chevy/GMC enthusiasts out there? I am relatively young (23) and this is my first project car, although I have grown up around old cars and hot rods..I guess my dad just lucked out with having his youngest daughter being a tomboy ;)
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I have a 66GMC now as my daily driver and work truck and have built several other cars over the years. Why do you want to take the the vehicle so far apart? Chemical dipping will do what I think you want to do without all the work. If you want to do fine welding,just get a little Lincoln Mig welder. It works great on sheet metal. Check Hemmings for other resources but here are just a couple for chem stripping. Redi-Strip in Indianapolis IN, Roselle IL, Joliet IL, and Oak Creek WI; International Paint Stripping in Belleville MI; Kwik-Strip in Allentown PA; Metal Strip of New England in Worcester MA; Restoration Depot in Wauchula, FL; Pennsylvania Metal Cleaning in Monica, PA.
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Well, we decided that we are just going to find a hood in a little bit better shape at a wrecking yard here. The hood was rusted pretty bad in the joints, and there were two spots on the side of the hood that had rusted through completely. We wanted to take it all apart to get all the rust taken care of when we had it sand/bead blasted. We hadn't really checked into chemical dipping. We have a nice tig welding set up that we will be using for most of the project. Thanks for the help!
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