13. After the epoxy primer dried, Mike applied sealer.
14. Finally, with help from Brady Brodgin at R & B Body Shop in Pampa, Texas, Mike applied a few coats of factory Sunfire Yellow paint.
15. The underside of the hood, once raw fiberglass, is now smooth and painted flat black, just like the original factory hood.
16. It was then time for Mike to install a pair of left and right hood grilles.
17. Both grilles attached to the new hood on the bottom side, just like on a factory hood.
18. The “Corvette Sting Ray” medallion from the small block hood is the same one used on the big block hood. He simply pressed the emblem into the holes and secured it with nuts on the underside.
19. The stock hood support was reused on the passenger side.
20. Like the hood support Mike also reused the original male hood lock assemblies.
21. The hood fit very well the first time, but was just a little low. Mike’s friend, Brady Brogdin, adjusted the hood lock assemblies so the hood set up a little higher.