Originally posted on 04-19-2011
Apart from running out of cutting wheels and killing a dremmel (so… 2 separate trips to walmart, about 3 minutes apart *facepalm*), that went fairly well.
These things are floppy as hell without any support under them, but I’m happy with the 5.5lb weight reduction.
ere it mounts to the stock headlight assembly over to mount to the hood, cut a couple notches in the roll-weld at the hood’s perimeter, and in the barn-door covers (as they have a flange that goes all the way around) to make for a flat mounting location. Make a few quick & dirty brackets, drill a few holes, and call it done. This is just with the 1st bracket mounted (my 1/4″ drill bit, er… bit the dust at 11:30 PM… fail), but basically there’s going to be another bracket on the “inside,” and this setup will be replicated on the passenger side.
Since the hood’s now skinned, it needs a couple bumpers to keep it sitting at the right height. $1.27 worth of 1/2″ tubing later…
It’s not perfect, but it’s good enough
And $2 or so worth of PVC pipe and a couple of glue-on fittings later, and I’ve got a multi-positional hood prop:
The “normal” position with the prop down in the hole between the bumper and the core support, resting on the bottom of the bumper. Very stable:
The “I really need to get to something on the back of the engine position” sitting on top of the core support:
Obligatory video from our last event. I finally beat Tom, by 0.5 sec, after a fun back-and-forth battle: