Has anybody ever modded an '01-'03 Power Dome hood to fit on an '04+? IIRC, they're made out of fiberglass or SMC, right? I found a mint Power Dome from an '04 FX4 in a local junkyard, and I'm considering a "winter project".
Sully got that from Scott(RangerExtreme) who had John(wvcat) cut the hood for him. John did this on one of his trucks too. One thing I noticed is when you cut out the section it doesnt have the same contour as the grill.
Hey I really like the way your truck looks, makes me want to do this mod. Can anyone give me more info on what is meant by the contours not lining up? Also did he basically just cut the hood with a dremel, how was the fiberglass sealed? I looked back at the posts when the hood was made and I couldn't find any of this info.
was thinking this was sully's thread, but if anyone knows the answers?
the countours meaning the edge of the hood dosnt meet the front edge of the grille making it look smooth. the grille kinda pops out like a quarter of an inch or so. if you need better pics I can do eet
IIRC There was a post here long ago from a body shop guy who stated these hoods are not fiberglass ,but a composite material . I can't find the post but remember he said it was similar to FG but had to be treated a little differently .
I've cut 2 of them. I used a cut off wheel and a grinder to cut them. In the case of Scott's/Sully's hood Scott wanted to cut the back so it would be kinda like a cowl induction hood. I thought it weakened the hood too much. After cutting the front you also have to cut clearance holes under the hood.
Same hood on a different truck
A couple comparison pics
Cutting Scott/Sully's hood
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