Continuing to repair the hood. Broke out the full arsenal last time:
First, sandblasted the hole.
Next, got dressed up in my canadian tuxedo to start welding.
If my welding teacher, John Gerrets, ever sees this weld, I promise I can do better. I was trying to minimize burn marks and warping of the outer surface of the hood.
See. Here's the patched hole. 3 very minor burn spots corresponding to the spot welds.
Covered the hole in bondo. I'll smooth it out and make it so you'll never know there was a hole there. Plus, the hole will be reinforced from the bottom, so the repair will last.