Basically what's happened here is that the original hood is too damaged for a nice repair. Being an early thunderbird parts are scarce. We put a second hand hood into the paintstripper to remove all material and start with a clean canvas. Unfortunately the replacement was pretty rusty in the frame. Darryl removed damaged skin and the skin from donor hood. He then fitted the donor skin to the original frame. Hope that makes sense.
Pictured here is part of the old frame grafted into the donor to repair a rust hole. The brass mig means low heat, low distortion, easy clean up of welds as well