personally, I would try some ehaust manifold options to reposition the turbo before I cut into the hood, but sounds like it fits either way, though it looks really high in the pics.
not sure if you mentioned it, but if you plan to use an intercooler, there is a decent universal aluminum one on ebay for 90 bucks that fits perfect between the raditaor and grill that I used on my 4BT. I can find it again if you are interested. It a chinese ricer intercooler, but seems to be of good quality.
Jeep 1:Used to have a 93 YJ 2.5l- 3.5" Black Diamond, Chevy TBI 5.7l V8, SM 465 4 speed, 8.8 rear( 4.10, L/S), rhinoline, Mile Marker 9000, NP 231, Had to sell it due to college
Jeep 2: 89/91 YJ, 4BT Cummins, NV4500, NP 231, Old Man Emu 2.5" suspension lift, 1" body lift.....Runs and drives, but very much a project
Interned at Novak Conversions 2 summers ago
Ask me about my 4BT Cummins Motor Mounts!!