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post #1 of 28 Old 04-23-2012, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Cowl build of jeep xj

started with a stock hood

did a straight cut a foot on each side, then a cut following the body line.

tacked in some metal after a spacer the was 3 inches high and made a cardboard template

welded in some supports

added in an inch and a half piece of metal on the back of the cowl

added in some metal grating to keep crap from falling in my hood.

primed and painted the underside to protect the welds and to make it look nicer

now im just filling in some of the heat warping, stay tuned, should be done soon



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post #2 of 28 Old 04-23-2012, 08:12 PM
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What wire/machine are you using? Looks great!

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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
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i was using a hobart flux core one we had in my highschool auto shop and used a millermatic that i have at home for some of it too


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Why? Do you need the hood clearance?

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Ive thought about doing somthing similar to my YJ.. Looks great

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Why? Do you need the hood clearance?
because i know how to and can, plus it looks sweet and lowers under hood temps


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Cool project. Can't wait to see the outcome.
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More everglass and bondo

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6 coats of bondo and sanding later, ready for some glazing puddy, should be sending it off to get painted some time this week


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I like the fact that it still has the factory center contour

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I like the fact that it still has the factory center contour
That was the main thing i wanted to keep on the hood


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God damn, that is going to look good.
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God damn, that is going to look good.
Thanks, its cool cause i get an awsome hood and credit for my highschool auto class


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Here's a tip for warping, when doing a project like this, place tack welds an inch or so apart. Then on the opposite side place a tack between each on the other side. Grind them smooth and bondo the seam.

The entire seam doesn't need to be welded. You can but you need to do small tack welds while jumping around. Basically dont weld next to a tack/area that's not completely cooled.

Here's an example of the tack welds (note, a few more still need to be added.)


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