Re: Fiberglass front ends ??
I have an AJ's deluxe tub and one piece front end. The front end is great for engine work as you've pointed out. The only con that I can think of is that the front end tends to rattle a bit. The reason being is that the hood hinges that AJ's, and others, sell for the one piece are modified Kentrol SS hood hinges. The hinge pins are removed and replaced with 5/16" dia. linch pins which are a bit too small for the hinges, so the hinges/hood rattles and moves around a bit. The linch pins also tend to work themselves out of the holes over time. I've solved the working loose problem by removing the little balls in the ends of the linch pins and replacing them with SS split rings. I've tried hood locator kits, rubber bushings, and everything else I can think of to cure the rattle problem, but I haven't had any success. The next thing that I'm going to try is to have new pins milled that are slightly larger in diameter (11/32") to tighten up the hinges. Hopefully, this will cure the problem.