That is a nice goal to set - of course, I've said that for the last three years!!!Think you will have that ready for Safari in the spring, would love to see that in person if you where planning on attending.
I would like a flex shot with its own powerHere 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.
:laughing: Spring hinges? LOL On a Rover?:laughing:I hope the hood isn't on spring hinges? I've seen many folded Chevy hoods, and that large chunk you took out for your coil over hoops and connecting brace makes me nervous. Do you plan on gusseting/bracing/reinforcing the hood to make it more solid?
The hood is fine. It isn't some flimsy jeep hood.I dunno, even without sprung hinges that looks like a lot of factory reinforcement has been removed. Are you running a hood with that much structural support removed and wheeling serious trails with it?