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...
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
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 ;)