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Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Advice needed: F/G fenders + hood adjusting
Ok.... What is the best method for installing the hood and fenders on a 'glass tub? I thought I was ahead of the game by attaching the fenders when the tub was off of the frame. I went ahead and flushed the fenders to the bottom of the tub, then drilled the holes to attach them. Then of course, the hood mounts flush with the cowl (at the hinges). So now the body is on the frame, but there is a good size gap between the top of the fenders and the bottom of the hood. I don't have any adjustment in the hood position, so I'm guessing that the fenders need to move up. But this means that there will be a "step" where the fenders meet the tub. I don't want this! But I guess I can live with it. But I only want to make an adjustment once.
Also, the front of the hood is touching the fenders. That's not such a big deal, as I don't have the little rubber "bumpers" for the hood installed yet, but I'm at a loss as to how all this is supposed to be lined up. I guess I'm just looking for advice, so that this can be corrected, and not totally cobble this thing up.
This may be an issue of two manufacturers. I got a used tub, so I have no clue who made it. My front end is all 4WD Hardware, but I figured jeep is jeep.... didn't think it would make that much difference.
Sorry for the length... just a little venting.... begging for advice.
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