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Thread: Deloreans with an X in/on the hood

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    I was chatting to Chris N when he was regraining my car and he is able to add the gas flap into a flat hood. Has has done a few before.

    Handy to know if you ever need it!

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    The X to me is always based on the lighting. Flourescent lighting in a shop always tends to bring mine out a bit. That or direct overhead view, otherwise you never see it.

    Here's a few photos of my car:
    Bad angle with X:


    Heres the same car with no X (taken about a week prior)


    Heck here's the exact same parade with no X
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvonk View Post
    ok, im going to moderate myself here. the internet makes people say things that we would never say to someone's face...

    i know videobob worked a long time on this BTTF conversion, and frankly, ive never even seen it, so i have no room to talk about it. i personally dont like BTTF conversions, but we have plenty of threads of people fighting about it, and this shouldnt be another one of those.

    im not here to make enemies, and i am not above admitting i am wrong. i want to do my part to keep this forum as positive as possible. my apologies to videobob.

    back to the topic on hand!

    Thanks, for the record, I try as hard as I can to find beater cars with as many dents as possible and save the better cars for the fans.
    After all, I am still a fan!
    This car had a bad X in the hood and little dents and dings all over it.
    It was barely running and needed everything.
    I replaced the entire brake and fuel system.
    Out of 9000+ cars, I think about 50 of them are Time Machines.
    SO with only 0.6% of the total produced cars being converted, I don't think it will be much of an issue!!!!
    Besides, these Time Machines keep the Delorean name alive and inspire buyers
    to fix up these back yard heaps and keep venders like DMCH in business which allows them to make the replacement parts we need.
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    Let's see if you bastards can do 90. dvonk's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by videobob View Post
    Thanks, for the record, I try as hard as I can to find beater cars [...] This car had a bad X in the hood and little dents and dings all over it.
    looking at the 'before' photos of 1924, it did have a bad X... were you able to repair some of the damage, or did you just leave alone to avoid making it any worse?

    i know the hood X is notoriously difficult to remedy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas R View Post
    The X to me is always based on the lighting. Flourescent lighting in a shop always tends to bring mine out a bit. That or direct overhead view, otherwise you never see it.

    Here's a few photos of my car:


    Heck here's the exact same parade with no X
    So, I barely noticed the X on my gas flap hood last night, in my garage, with the overhead fluorescent lights on - as well as some small bumps in the hood (and roof even), but during the day the X is not there.

    And nice pic Nick - so do you call your "Sexy"?

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    The only time I've seen an X on my hood is winter time, when frost is on the car.

    Sorry no pics. (I'll try this winter).

    George

    EDIT: Just noticed this is an Old thread.
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    Not that old as I was looking up the X- as I can kind of see it in my garage, but not when the car is outdoors. So I wanted to see if this was pretty common as I had heard about it here before. And decided to reply.

    Thus the thread being resuscitated..

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