Got the hood louver from Poison Spyder the other day. Took a whole 2 hours to instal from start to finish they gave me a template to use. I didn't use it. haha
Unbolted the hood from the truck....laid the Louver on top and lined it up, used a marker to mare where the louver fins were to get a line drawn up...
Louver weighs about 10-13 lbs? I think.
Used a cut off wheel and cut about 1/4 to the inside of the marks that were made and compared tot he template i was under about 1/4 inch too.
honestly, I started out doing it really nice and sharp, until I realized my buddy borrowed tools from the garage and didn't tell me. So i had to improvise with my electric drill [not charged] and old drill bits (Side note: If you borrow my tools tell me what you borrow, and return within 48 hours. I think I have just as much money in tools as I do in Jeep parts. )
after cuttin out the slots replace the louver back to the hood so I could drill the holes for the SS bolts that surround the louver.
The instructions say mark all the holes and then drill and then bolt it up..
naaaaa.. Ive talked to a few others that did it a lil differently and so I went a diff route..
drill 5 holes, place and slowly tighten 5 holes.. starting in the top right corner working around the the top left corner.
WALA! looks awesome and was still done in a timely fashion
Also had some strife with UNF on there new parking permit guidlines. They started with "hang tag" parking passes which were awesome, specially if you had 2 vehicles.. then they went to a windshield sticker decal last year that was really stupid. now they want it on the back bumper or rear window.. We all know that neither one of those are gonna happen so I had to come up with something. so0o0o0
I took a tag bracket from a CJ7 and cut it just the size of the decal. also used a piece of my hood I cut out to adhease the decal to before putting it on the tag bracket. once I did some cutting and painting I drilled holes to pop rivet everything together. now I'll stop right here before you say Im retarded (yes at times I have loose screws in my head.. but that's besides the point)
I tried placing the pop rivets in places where it wouldn't obstruct the decal in any way. That is why there is no symmetric shape or fashion to them. And even doing it this way.. I still screwed it up
Needless to say it worked still and looks like Im in the clear. well, we will see tomorrow, UNF's fall semester starts the 20th.