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i have a few areas on the 68 that i need some adivce to go about metal repair.

this is what the underside of the hood looks like, the rest of the hood is solid. but how should i do this so its not super obvious once its painted
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/2193000-2193999/2193400_43_full.jpg

now on the drivers side front frame rail where the bumper brackets mount there is some rot there. the rest of the frame rail is good, and i really really dont want to replace a frame rail. is there a way to fix this?
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/2193000-2193999/2193400_41_full.jpg

now on the shock towers on the firewall side, there are what looks like someone ripping the metal open. im assuming this was the easy way of getting grease fittings into the control arms???? cant i just heat them up with a torch and beat them flush and weld it???
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/2193000-2193999/2193400_45_full.jpg

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Hood, get a new one. I sold a near mint turn signal hood for $150.

The bumper moubnt comes as a patch panel for about $15. Easy to cut out and install too.

Shock tower, yes, hammer it flat and weld it.
 

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Hood, get a new one. I sold a near mint turn signal hood for $150.

The bumper moubnt comes as a patch panel for about $15. Easy to cut out and install too.

Shock tower, yes, hammer it flat and weld it.
I agree, but the frame rail rust indicates more severe problems once you cut it out. Be prepared for a frame rail replacement.
 

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I agree. You may be replacing a frame rail, if your lucky you might just be replacing that small section.

As for the shock tower, I don't know if heat is the best thing. Maybe do it cold. Heat changes the properties of the metal.
 
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