FIBERGLASS HOOD REPAIR (BUILT AFTER SERIAL NO. 504923) (Contd)
The outer hood surface has a thin layer of gel-coat that may look
cracked in a spider web-like pattern due to hood flexing. No repair
is necessary for spider webbing.
Examine hood (1) for cracks and determine if they are surface cracks. It may be necessary to remove
hood insulation (WP 0199 00) to check for deep cracks that show on underside of hood.
If filler material on hood surface is chipped off and appears to be
cracked, but is not cracked through to underside of hood, this area
need not be repaired unless hood has other cracks that are being
Examine hinge areas, brackets (2), latch assemblies (3), handles (4), and holddown latches (5). If
penetration cracks greater than 1 in. (2.5 cm) exist, repair immediately.
Examine hood (1) for severe breaks in any area. If damaged, remove fragmented material and use
repair procedure for cracks or splits to repair hood (1).
Remove hood insulation (WP 0199 00) and brackets (2), latch assemblies (3), handles (4), or
holddown latches (5) if they are in the area of repairs.
The composite hood is made of fiberglass (sheet molding compound).
Cracks, splits, or holes may be repaired with the fiberglass repair kit.
Complete, detailed procedures for fiberglass repair are provided
with the fiberglass repair kit.