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11-14-2009 09:35 PM Now for that body line.....
To make the body line,I actually started by welding the upper part of the hood over the lower.When I pushed the lower in,it slid under the upper piece. Then with it welded together,I ran another piece of tape and ground the weld along it producing a nice raised line. Its a little hard to get a picture of,but you can see it if you look close in these pictures.


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11-14-2009 09:21 PM Closed the gap......
After all the cutting and welding,I pretty happy with the results so far.Heres a couple of before and after pictures.


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11-14-2009 09:14 PM Cutting the hood...........again....
To pull the rear edges of the hood in,I ended up having to cut the hood almost the entire length front to back.This gave me access to the inner brace which also needed cut and narrowed. I also ended up making 2 more vertical cuts at the rear. Then welded every thing back up


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11-14-2009 09:05 PM Body lines....
Having trouble with the grille insert,so I decided to take a break and work on another project for a while. When I cut the hood and pulled it together at the front,it made the rear edge stick out past the cab.I also thought it needed to have a body line continue on to it that lines up with the cab.The factory never put a body line on the hood,so the line on the cab just stops. Iused green masking tape to give me an idea where the lines would run...


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11-07-2009 07:19 PM Questioning the design......
I wanted to make sure the radiator still fit,and of course,it did not.I ended up lowering the radiator mount 1",and now it fits great.I put the radiator in to make sure the grille insert would clear it,which it does.,but I am not sure I like the look of the insert.My plan was to have 1 vertical center bar,with all the other bars mouned horizontal.With it in the truck with the radiator,Im thinkin I might make all the other bars vertical too.......


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