Against my better judgement I had the fenders, hood , doors and trunk sand blasted. The shop I had used in the past was moving and they wouldn't be up and running for a month. Found some else to blast the parts, they talked me into sand blasting, guaranteed they wouldn't warp it. Well quess what.
Hood was no big loss, had some rust and someone at one time took a pick hammer to it
Trunk upset me tho, trunk had no rust at all and one small ding in the center
fenders and doors were fine, no warping there, just glad I didn't send them the whole body, can only imagine what roof would of looked like.
With a lot of work was able to save the trunk, opted for a reproduction hood, pretty happy with the one we got, took a lot of blocking and filling but all in all not bad.
Got a question on the hood, anyone know the proper hole size for the hood tach, been putting off cutting the hole for some time now. Old hood the hole is like 3 3/4", not a factory cut, seems way too big