So, have you ever been driving down the street and seen a car with one body panel that’s the wrong color and wondered what happened?

I sure like my new green hood. I think I’ll tell the neighbors I’m buying a new Subaru on installment.

4 Responses to “Hood”

  1. Pitt says:

    I was wondering if you were going to go the junkyard route, as I would have done. I’m proud of you, matt. You have learned from the best. Why, in its heydey, the Suburban had four doors all of different color. And a hood welded together with angle iron.

    I think you should give the new hood the flat black treatment, like the old 1960’s muscle cars.

    I assume you got the windshield and side mirrors fixed? BTW, there’s a guy here selling a Legacy wagon with 180,000 on it for 200 clams. “all it needs” is a battery and a water pump, he swears. *shrug* At least its not rusty.

  2. Kevin says:

    I say we matte black it hood, roof and down the back. Stealthy.

    Working on your bike, parts came in Thursday.Got the old chain off and cleaned rings, new cables run, then fingers felt like they were going to fall off. Will finish it tonight or in the AM Sunday.

    Don’t want you to have to put to many miles on your new hood…

  3. BrianN says:

    Funny, around here everyone just leaves the smashed in front left-side panel and duct-tapes on the headlights. I think the natives consider it a badge of honor.

  4. matt says:


    I’m planning on replacing the car this year. I’m not especially worried about whether the paint matches. I do like the primer black idea — too bad I didn’t get one of the “Legacy Sport” hoods with the scoop on it.

    The windshield was replaced. The rearview is one of the ones that bolts to the ceiling, rather than gluing to the windshield, so putting it back on was fairly simple.


    Do they still have special license plates in Mass for people who go three years without an accident? I know they did in the 80s, but I’m not sure if that program still exists.

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