|09-05-2014 07:24 PM|
|Erikm12||Finally got my hood finished.|
|09-05-2014 07:18 PM|
|09-04-2014 10:38 PM|
|Jou||Beautiful ride, what soft top is it?|
|07-14-2014 09:12 PM|
|07-14-2014 02:10 AM|
Took my Gecko out for some fun this weekend, here's a photo of what she looks like now with a lift and 35" tires. Also has many other upgrades.
|07-14-2014 12:17 AM|
|Jrod9707||Looks great mda0303! I you get a chance add a wider picture to show off your Jeep.|
|07-12-2014 11:41 PM|
|mda0303||Finished. Managed to keep the hinges clean.|
|07-11-2014 08:54 AM|
|07-11-2014 01:37 AM|
|07-08-2014 12:23 PM|
I had a painter tell me that new oem jeep hoods were usually shipped with new hinges attached to them. And the hood was painted with hinges installed.
Ive never heard that.
How have you guys swapped hoods in regards to the hinges? the bolts are painted. How do you avoid cracking the paint?
|05-12-2014 08:53 PM|
|CWGrisw0ld||Ignore the previous post. I yanked on the back edges twice on each side and now the whole thing lines up perfect. Oops.|
|05-11-2014 06:53 PM|
|CWGrisw0ld||Finally went to mount my painted 10A hood today and found that the fit is all wrong. It seems fine toward the front, but closer to the windshield, it's too narrow and the hinges don't line up with the holes. Anyone have any similar problems or suggestions? I attempted to contact Mopar Super Center, but guess what? They're closed and their website is gone. I might be screwed here.|
|04-15-2014 06:59 PM|
|04-13-2014 06:16 PM|
|donmeca2020||After getting it painted a wrong chysler paint, even the the paint code was the same as mine. i FINALLY got my hood as of today !!! im very happy with the outcome and it was worth the wait.|
|03-28-2014 04:58 PM|
|donmeca2020||Just spoke to my Paint guy, he said its painted and looks excellent !!! this upcoming Sunday it'll be installed. i can't wait !!!|
|03-19-2014 09:12 AM|
I got a request for some other views.
Also, I added a drake hood latch (present from last year) and Carolina Metal Masters hood desnubbers (put the CMM footman loop on in the hood switch)
|03-06-2014 11:06 AM|
|03-06-2014 10:33 AM|
I am kind of confused...my Rubi X hood is functional....it isn't much, but there is a hole at the front of the "vents" that allows air to escape. It is elliptical and about 2"x1". Then all of the grating is open.
Like I said, it isn't much but anything to reduce pressure will allow air to escape from the engine compartment better.
|03-06-2014 09:38 AM|
|03-05-2014 07:17 PM|
|03-05-2014 12:04 PM|
Note I am not bashing the first painter, the shop had some other issues at the time, I am not sure if the painter actually finished, he was out sick when I came for pickup etc.
I am eagerly awaiting the call to go pick up the Jeep from the second attempt.
Anyways, here are the pics from the first attempt.....
|03-04-2014 07:06 PM|
|03-04-2014 06:07 PM|
13rian, I think the gloss was the right way to go, I think the satin would have been too dull to get the pop the color difference gives the hood.
Alas, the painter wasn't there when I dropped the jeep off and I didn't think it would get done right without extra oversight, so I am going with either plastidip or the matte vinyl sticker route once I get the hood back.
|03-04-2014 09:18 AM|
Thanks for the compliments guys. Sorry about the weather Panthermark, weather guy was commenting on the ice coverage in the great lakes area and how it would probably affect temps throughout spring in that area. I hope he's wrong and you warm up soon.
pbujkurdu; the hardest part for me was the choice to go either with satin black or gloss black. I chose gloss for simplicity of maintenance, just wax and go.
|03-03-2014 06:14 PM|
|pbujkurdu||Had my hood painted a few weeks ago. Loooonnng story short, the jeep is going in again this week to get it to actually use the same blue color and tone as my jeep. I had originally decided to plastidip the powerdome or get it wrapped because the place I took it to wouldn't do anything custom. After seeing 13rian's post I am rethinking this strategy and going to see if the new paint guy thinks he can get the black powerdome area done. That looks amazing.|
|03-03-2014 01:07 PM|
I'd like to see if someone has the photoshop skill to do a few different center paint variations. possibly colored outside, black on the inside near the vents and colored in the middle, etc.
im sure there are numerous ways to make this bad ass hood look even better then it already does !!
|03-03-2014 12:06 PM|
|03-03-2014 11:57 AM|
Damn you with your cool two tone hood, sweet half doors, and warm Florida weather.
It is March 3rd...and at 6:30 this morning it was -9 when I took the dog out for a walk to the field near us. On March 1st we got hit with another 6 inches of snow.
Not nine degrees, not minus nine wind chill.....staight up minus 9 air temp..
I hate this thread so much....
|03-03-2014 11:20 AM|
|13rian||Some more pics of the hood.|
|03-02-2014 02:07 PM|
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