HOOD SMC REPAIR
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
Tools and Special Tools
Tool kit, general mechanics (Item 132, WP 0126 00)
Drill, electric, portable (Item 31, WP 0126 00)
Drill set, twist (Item 32, WP 0126 00)
Glass, reinforced plastic
Tool kit, body and fender repair (Item 39, WP
The SMC (sheet molded compound) hood consists of several parts including fenders, hood, and inner reinforcements
which are bonded together with a structural adhesive and rivets. If the hood is damaged, determine which parts are
Damage at any joint between two parts in not repairable. For example, if fender and reinforcements bonded inside the
fender are damaged, replace the entire hood assembly.
If a joint between two parts has separated and there is no damage at the joint, the parts can be rebonded. Or, if a part is
damaged and adjoining parts are not, the damaged part can be separated from the hood and new or used parts can be
bonded in place. A section of a part can be replaced as long as the section does not include a joint between two parts.
Fenders and headlight reinforcements are available as replacement parts or for use in section replacements. If the dam-
age is such that parts cannot be replaced or a section replacement cannot be done, replace the entire hood assembly.
For repairing a small crack or hole, refer to Crack or Small Hole Repair below.
For repairing larger areas, refer to Section Replacement (Repair of Punctures and Large Fractures) on page 0106 00-3.
For replacing or rebonding parts, refer to Hood Component Rebonding on page 0106 00-7.
Crack or Small Hole Repair. A crack (fracture) or small hole through the laminate requires repair with a fiberglass
Locate damage on hood. Apply hand pressure all around damaged area to check for concealed damage.