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Postby sodbuster » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:15 pm

when preping hood do you smooth over the seam where tank and hood are spot welded or leave seam

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Postby Bigdog » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:26 pm

I guess that would depend on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are restoring to original condition, leave the seam. If you want to make a very sleek tractor with an automotive paint finish etc. filling the seam makes for a very sharp looking tractor. Are you afraid of the Correct Police?????? :wink:
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Postby Phillip W. Lenke » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:06 pm

I left the seam , however I had removed the spot welds, because the original hood was crooked , rewelded it together straight. painte automotive finish with clear coat. Looks good,
also left the weld lines where the gas tank is welded on.
Don't fill them completely , gives it style.
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