post #1 of Old 01-13-2011, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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TJ hood

I am fixing up a TJ that has been on it's top. Got A windshield and am putting TUBE fenders on it. Only thing left is a Hood.

Anyone have any recommendations?

Have seen some places have fiberglass ones, a good option or should I stick with steel?

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post #2 of Old 01-15-2011, 09:15 PM
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I personally would stick with steel. Fiberglass is just so expensive, and it's not like the steel hoods are all that heavy. In fact, I found them surprisingly light. Really your paying 50% more for something that won't rust, but if you prep right and use the correct paints, you will have just as good results with steel.

Plus I've never painted fiberglass, not sure how much harder it is to work with.
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post #3 of Old 01-16-2011, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Cool thanks! How much should I look to spend on a steel one? OEM or Aftermarket?
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post #4 of Old 01-16-2011, 09:46 AM
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Looking on 4wd.com, they have a Crown hood for 340, a factory Chrysler hood for 618 and Omix-Ada for 336. I'm guessing they're all exactly the same except Chrysler jacks the price up on there's because their Chrysler.

As far as aftermarket, AEV used to be the big one, but they no longer make their heat reduction hoods for the TJ. I'm not really sure on any other brands. Maybe try googling TJ Aftermarket hoods and see what you find. Your other option would be to stick with the factory hood and install hood louvers, they seem to be pretty affective.
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post #5 of Old 01-17-2011, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the Help, looked at those sites, shipping kills! I am goings to check out a local body shop and see what they can do.
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