1979 Trans Am W72 4-Speed Project

Hood prep, repair and primering


As received hood bird decal.


Hood bird decal condition detail. It was essentially baked/melted onto the metal.


To remove the hood bird decal, I used this high speed angle grinder with several Sunchaser "Super Disc"s.


Grind, grind and grind some more. Here the decal is half removed.


After removal, the decal still left a "photo" of itself on the hood!


The hood had a pretty significant dent near the front.


The hood with dent repaired and primered.


The hood painted with gold bird decal applied.