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Old 12-13-2017, 06:26 PM   #101
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Re: slammed 57

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Old 05-08-2018, 02:04 PM   #102
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cleaned up the front grill a bit. just about ready to be sent over to the chrome shop.

will be working on the reverse flip hood next week. Thanks for tuning in.

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Old 05-11-2018, 04:37 PM   #103
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Thank you jim, my appreciated
You're doing amazing body work Mike, gaps look great
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:30 PM   #104
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Finally found a good hood , so after I got it on, here is the issue I had and after talking with other forum members heres what i came up to fix it, so I will share in case any others run into this situation thanks to mp&C ,big glass and others for I used a combination of everyones ideas


after putting it on the truck I noticed the outer round edge meets the cowl on the cab would not match up. after talkng with other we all agreed that the hood brace/hood settled int the middle... you can see here



heres what i fabricated to help me reshape the hood brace a bit. it bolts to where the factory hinge would be



after ,I placed a floor jack with a piece of 2x4 to prevent metal to metal contact and marring the hood brace , starting in the center and every 6" or so move out towards the passenger side . return to the center and then move out
toward the driver side



I measured before and after to prevent of over stretching and it also prevents of taking the hood on and of several times down to maybe 2-3 times. For my application it needed to be moved up about a 1/4" or so. at the ends where the hood ends meet the fenders , you can put them outwards by hand to match the cab cowl gaps


and the end result
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:58 AM   #105
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Wow great work. I'm putting this in my build book just in case.
What's the plan for stopping this from happening over time?

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Old 06-16-2018, 11:10 AM   #106
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not sure what caused it.... so it would be hard to figure out how to keep it from happening again.. not really sure.... the hood was in perfect shape... do dings or dents
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:01 AM   #107
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Re: slammed 57

Count me in! Love the truck and amount of detail you are adding!
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:22 PM   #108
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working on the hood gaps

as you can see the aftermarket front fenders gaps are not even close to the originals... even though the originals are not the greatest either....so lets see what we can do bout getting them up to todays standards


about 1/2" gap here


and here you can see how they raise more than they should


and now the gap is where it should be. as you can see I split the fender , pushed the gap where they should be, I also had to split the side flange where the hood sits down in the fender to bring down the hieght... finish tacking it up, a bit more grinding down the welds , some hammer and dolly... and one less thing to cross off the to do list
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:18 PM   #109
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Nice work...Jim
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Old 06-24-2018, 03:20 AM   #110
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Dude

Strong work!

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Old 07-07-2018, 06:31 PM   #111
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reverse hood done and working smooth

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Old 07-08-2018, 07:32 AM   #112
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Very cool.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:02 PM   #113
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Re: slammed 57

clever fix on the hood being out of shape!

I love reverse tilt hoods too, I had one once. many people dont know how much work it is to get it to drop in front of the grille like yours does, but I do! great job!
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:21 AM   #114
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