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Old 12-28-2005, 08:21 AM
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Cutting of the Hood Q`s


this board has helped me a-lot and i didnt even have to ask ;-) just read... but.. i need a little input on this subject.

ok, I had a BIG tree take out the garage and the front end of my truck. I got all fixed except the hood. problem: i had my last hood cut out by a profesional body shop in south florida, i am a painter not a bodyman,
but now i need a hole cut in my new hood for my blower to come out, i have ideas of how to get it, but i cannot use my old hood for template, it was shaped like a capitol " U " and it is gone. so.. there is no place around where i now live that i would trust. so i must do it. i know how to do all the cuts but how n the world do i make sure i am center up / down ? left and right i got marked

I dont have the roots or carbs installed, just the intake.. i would like to know of any ideas to get center ? i measured and marked, but before i cut a 400.00 hood i would appreciate any suggestions.... in advance thank you


oh, psss... i can read now ;-)


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Old 12-28-2005, 08:55 AM
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make a cardboard temp of the hole you want. make another of the hood center. measure to center of blower and transfer the measurement to the hood temp. then center you blower hole and tape it to the cardboard hood. if it fits to suit you transfer it to your new hood.i would mock up everything, blower drive ect.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:25 AM
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shine has a good idea there, also another way would be to mock up the blower ,, scoop, everything that is poking through the hood, first measure from the back of the hood opening on the TRUCK, [not the hood] allowing for the gap between the hood and body,and what ever clearance you want around the blower, do the same on the sides, and front, and mark it out,, be sure to allow a bit more in the rear as the hood moves forward as it opens,, Bill
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Thanks for the info. i am going to do both of them ;-) I was worried about the thickness of the roots casing, 8/71 and the clearance for street scoop linkage, man after a gigantic tree from hurricane dennis took out the garage and would have gotten the kitchen but big ole truck took one for the team ;-) i thought the hard part was over. i think it just begun .... ding ding round 3
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