Box Rocket - finally got some pics...
What the following 2 posts said in response to yours, and further validation of what jim65wagon and 4xdog noted...Looks good but I thought the reason to blackout a hood was to reduce glare from roof mounted lights.
That's what I'd do as I recall your hood. Repair the rust, give it a good scuff, and shoot it with the original paint color, mask off your design, shoot it with matte black, or just do the hood all black and you're GTG.That looks awesome! I really want to black mine out, but think I'll pull out the 'ol rattle can BTW whats with the grill mod? I wonder if it is available for the 80's?
EDIT: quick search on mud yielded some results. looks good.