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Thread: Deloreans with an X in/on the hood

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    Quote Originally Posted by mluder View Post
    So just how much is too much pressure when cleaning or regraining? If you're usisng a wolf's head wheel, would that put too much pressure? Is hand graining more dangerous?

    Steve
    Not sure, but it seems to appear on cars that have had paint scraped off with a lot of pressure. In my case I error on the side of using too little pressure. Odds are you could apply moderate (10 lbs?) pressure without any issues. Of course that is wild speculation and I'm not going to test that theory on my car.
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    How common is the X?

    Don't most D's have traces of an X in certain light? (I find fluorescent to be particularly cruel) I see it from very low mile cars all the way up...

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    I had this X on my hood one day, when the weather was very humid. After 5 minutes it disappeared.
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    X Hood

    The pictures I posted on the beginning of this thread were removed when I was attempting decrease the size of my Album. Here are a couple good pictures of an X on a Delorean hood. This particular Delorean was 01924.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidaries View Post
    I had this X on my hood one day, when the weather was very humid. After 5 minutes it disappeared.
    Holy crap! That's a big X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delorean02378 View Post
    This particular Delorean was 01924.
    "was" being the keyword...

    videobob got ahold of it.
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    Yeah, I got ahold of it...




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    Let's see if you bastards can do 90. dvonk's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvonk View Post
    "was" being the keyword...

    videobob got ahold of it.
    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.

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    02378 Since 1981 Delorean02378's Avatar
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    Well, let's face it, gas flap hoods and grooved hoods aren't available anymore so you either keep the imperfect one you've got or buy a flat hood. That's one part I haven't heard Houston is remanufacturing, (YET).

    BTW, besides the X in the hood, 01924 was/is a good car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delorean02378 View Post
    Well, let's face it, gas flap hoods and grooved hoods aren't available anymore <snip>
    Not entirely true. I have a NOS grooved hood in my hoard, never been on a car. If you want a part bad enough, there are ways of finding them. All it takes is time and money.

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