I see these pictures with grown people, mostly women, sitting on the hood of a T. How much weight can a hood of a T stand before it starts to buckle?
I was always afraid letting the children straddle the hood.
Well, they're fairly short, so maybe that helps, but I still wouldn't think it'd take much to buckle 'em. Frankly I have no intention of finding out!
I think we had this conversation before, remember all the people were thin back then
Don't do it. Almost every hood I've ever seen has the damage from doing this. Major work to repair this damage and damage from being forced open after years of sitting when restoring my 24
Just allow very thin very old lady's to sit on the hood
OR Very thin very young supermodels
It depends on just where and how you distribute the weight. Somewhere between thirty and a hundred pounds would be the range of weight the hood could support without damage. About half of all original hoods have damage from that abuse at some time in their past. Some of them, the damage can be straightened out nicely. Others, after hours of effort, damage can still be seen by someone that knows what to look for. Distorted nearly flat panels can be very difficult to get even again.
Better yet,price the new ones. That should open your eyes.