- Aug 23, 2010
Agree.Is the sheet metal distorted at all? If it is, get a NEW hood. If not, you could use autootive spray foam. NOT the stuff they sell at Home Depot. Thats what it looks like they’ve been using any more at the factory on attaching large sheet metal to inner structures of all the vans at work. I used it for my station wagon roof.
Even for a seasoned metal man, repairing a distorted hood skin is extremely difficult.
If the metal is to be worked, it should be separated from the inner structure first by drilling out all the spot welds at the perimeter.
Btw, this is the proper stuff for what goes in between the inner structure and skin: