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Re: Adding rigidty to sheet metal?
Not understanding the part about you taking "another 2-3" off the hood"??
I'd just bend another lip at 90 degrees to the surface to stiffen it. I'd avoid cutting any slots, as it will just concentrate all the force at that point and bend easily there. If you have to slot it because of some curve, I'd weld that joint closed again to make it solid once again. Ideally, you don't want to slot the metal, you want to shrink it absorb the excess metal. That's more than I can describe here, and something that requires practice.