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Hood rake

I have seen a couple times that people have a raked hood on their Jeep. Something to do with having a body lift, and not installing the parts on the front? Is there anyone that has done this, and is there a write up anywhere?

I am not talking about the rear being higher than the front. The front of the hoodline is lower than the rest of the body.

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The only thing I can think of is when you high line the hood to raise the front fenders. This is done for tire clearance.
When the few inches are removed from the lower end of the hood visually the slope of the hood appears exaggerated.
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It is not a "highline" fender. From what I understand, when installing a body lift, the grill is not lifted and the fenders are fit in to that slope. I have read about it being done once or twice, but it was never explained.
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Sounds like a great way to crack your fenders. And what would be the benefit?
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I've never read/heard of this. Are you saying people intentionally let the grill and front of the fenders sag? Think it through. How does one prevent cracking/racking/wrinkling of the body panels? How does one keep the seams and edges of the hood, fenders and grill lined up without the Jeep looking like it was in an accident. There would be a tremendous amount of body work involved.

Personally, if I were to modify the rake of the hood in any way, I would want the grill to sit higher and the hood to be flatter. CJ/YJ style. If I ever do a highline, I would spend a small amount of time trying to figure this out.
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No clue what you are thinking is being done but think you are miked up. When doing a body lift the grill is raised up. The fenders go up with the body.
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It is not a "highline" fender. From what I understand, when installing a body lift, the grill is not lifted and the fenders are fit in to that slope. I have read about it being done once or twice, but it was never explained.
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I have seen a couple times that people have a raked hood on their Jeep. Something to do with having a body lift, and not installing the parts on the front? Is there anyone that has done this, and is there a write up anywhere?

I am not talking about the rear being higher than the front. The front of the hoodline is lower than the rest of the body.
I've seen what you're talking about a couple times here on JF. But I can't remember who's jeep or where I saw it. I found this image just so people can see what your talking about.
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Is the front axle pushed out on that Jeep?
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Is the front axle pushed out on that Jeep?
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It's possible but you'll have to do some custom fenders to make it work right. A friend of mine built this TJ back in 08. 1" body lift but left out the grill puck. It's very subtle but does offer slightly more forward visibility. imageuploadedbyag-free1440983351.482318.jpg

That is a normal TJ with a TeraFlex LCG lift for an LJ to get the 103" wheelbase. The front is not stretched much. If at all.
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It's possible but you'll have to do some custom fenders to make it work right. A friend of mine built this TJ back in 08. 1" body lift but left out the grill puck. It's very subtle but does offer slightly more forward visibility. Attachment 2357034

That is a normal TJ with a TeraFlex LCG lift for an LJ to get the 103" wheelbase. The front is not stretched much. If at all.
That is pretty much what I was looking for. I could not remember what fenders were on the jeep. I guess it would have to be custom made tube fenders to fit that.
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