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Old May 3rd, 2012, 21:36
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Beautifull work... Its a shame how often this is done the lazy way.
LOL dont know if it's a shame, i mean most of these things end up on their side or against trees and rocks. at that point, why waste the time to make it pretty, function over form (to keep the engine cooler).
his is obviously well kept in the body/looks department so it's probably worth it for him, but i just assume use pop rivets on mine
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 22:44
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Function over fashion, I meant no offense. Just enjoy seeing beautiful fab work.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 03:44
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You have skillz my friend, nice work!
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Old May 4th, 2012, 08:01
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LOL dont know if it's a shame, i mean most of these things end up on their side or against trees and rocks. at that point, why waste the time to make it pretty, function over form (to keep the engine cooler).
his is obviously well kept in the body/looks department so it's probably worth it for him, but i just assume use pop rivets on mine
Remember, most XJ owners do not wheel their vehicle. Then there are others including myself who is not into hard core wheeling. I would give an un-scientific guess that most of those in the two groups mentioned above love to see the sheet metal in a good state of repair which includes making modifications to improve the appearance and at times the function as well.

The OP did a very good job. Form and function is walking hand-in-hand.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 09:08
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Remember, most XJ owners do not wheel their vehicle. Then there are others including myself who is not into hard core wheeling. I would give an un-scientific guess that most of those in the two groups mentioned above love to see the sheet metal in a good state of repair which includes making modifications to improve the appearance and at times the function as well.

The OP did a very good job. Form and function is walking hand-in-hand.
i think most xj enthusiests on this site do wheel. but to be clear on my previous post, i think he did an awesome job, i've done a lot of body work and that's pretty top notch. I was just just commenting on XCM's post about all the hack jobs out there, which are likely done by people (like myself) who know that it's going to get wasted anyways, given the way they wheel.
I'm not saying he doesnt wheel either, but given the condition of his jeep, he's a little more careful about it
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Old May 4th, 2012, 12:45
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very nice job
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Old May 4th, 2012, 14:12
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nice work! Looks very similar to mine..
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Old May 5th, 2012, 08:43
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Very cool. Nice work!
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Old May 6th, 2012, 00:57
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nice looking bonnet
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Old May 6th, 2012, 06:54
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Awesome.
I need to do something with my hood since I have shock hoops where it used to be.
Extremely nice work.
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Looks like you had some help from Shopcat.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 08:27
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Re: Cowl hood the right way

That's an amazing job! I love the idea! I think if it were me I'd want a hole with a screen up front also to help force feed air into the engine compartment like a ram air setup. I'm more of a square corner's kind of fabricator I don't have a fancy rolling tool
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Old May 6th, 2012, 08:52
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That's an amazing job! I love the idea! I think if it were me I'd want a hole with a screen up front also to help force feed air into the engine compartment like a ram air setup. I'm more of a square corner's kind of fabricator I don't have a fancy rolling tool
the cowl is to let heat out
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Would you ever make another one and sale it to me????
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