So I was looking at Hood high lift mounts and at nearly a hundred bucks I decided to see if I could manufacture one myself !!
Been at it today along with Plasti Diping my door hinges, got to wow what a job, for some one who has never used this plasti dip stuff before, has no experience painting/spraying , and pretty much guessing and using the forum photos, what an absolutely crap job I did
I'll try again next weekend..
So back to the mount, I found some strong wide L shaped metal about 4 inches high and wide at the local hardware store. Got some rubber foam, some Hammerite spray paint ( ahhh I have to spray again!! ). Plan is arrange 2 of the L shape metals into a wide U shape bolt these 2 together. Drill 9/32 holes the same width as the hood hinge bolts. Spray the brackets with the Hammerite , line the brackets with the rubberized foam inside the U to give the jack a nice soft place to sit and not make any noise. line the underside for a nice snug and friction free / non paint scraping free seat. Bolt in place using new longer hood bolts.
Repeat on other side.
I should then have a nice secure hi lift jack mount attached by the hood mounting points and below the line of my windshield mounted lights
So today I assembled the L brackets into a U shaped , drilled the hood mount holes and then it or dark,,
Can't finish tomorrow as I am out on the trails but will update with some pictures of the items purchased and the steps and of course the final build during the week.
I know if there's no pictures it didn't happen so they will be posted shortly.
It's funny, I've never felt the urge to do this sort of stuff before !