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Sitting On All Fours(!)

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Finally got the front coilovers mounted on Friday. It is a little tall in front, but I have the adjusters threaded down so the coils won't unseat at full droop. I have 6" tender coils and sliders coming so I will be able to drop the front down 3" - 4" to make it sit level.

I still have to fab the cross-bar between the hoops and mount the rad resevoir, the steering fluid resevoir, and a few other bits under the hood that had to be moved to make room for the hoops.

Plus, I'll have to make some cuts in the hood for the hoops to poke through. But hey, everytime I remove sheet-metal, it gets a little lighter!:grinpimp:

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Now we need a YouTube .
Amazing, love it
Here are a few more updated photos.

Adjusted the front coilovers once more - lowered it another inch. I now have about 4" between housing and bumpstops, and another 2"-3" of compression in the bumpstops themselves.

Finally got the hood trimmed and cleaned up to allow it to close. All told, it took about 5 hours of trimming to get it right(!). Trim a little, lower the hood, see a new area that hits........repeat about twelve times and then completely close the hood!

Here's the cutout from below - you can see where I had to deal with the reinforcing ribs as well.

Here's a head-on view with the hood closed. The protrusion wasn't as bad as I had feared. I was afraid that it would look too "hacked up", but I think it turned out pretty well with all things considered.

View from the passenger's side.

And, after four years(!), I finally have one of my own bumpers back on my rig!

And, if I can figure out how to get the video off of my phone, I'll let you hear how it sounds now.:D
I would like a flex shot with its own power :D:D
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