More updates from this weekend. I picked-up a strip of 1/8" x 3"x6' fiberglass from McMaster-Carr for the next phase. After perusing Andy's (INTERC3PTER) pictures again, I'm not sure if I like how the rubber seal at the back of the hood is visible, so I'm making a trim piece that will rivet to the underside of the hood, follow the contour of the cowl, and finish off that area. I also rethought the vent holes, and I'm going with a design similar to what Scrambler suggested, since I had a fairly good-sized piece of fiberglass left over.
Here's a pic of one of my favorite things that I got for Christmas:
A 1/2 dozen Clekos and a pair of Cleko pliers. I wish I could say that my wife was cool enough to buy these for me, but I bought them myself.
Carboard template for lower trim piece:
Fiberglass panel cut and mocked-up. Clekos are awesome for this!
The new trim piece for the vent holes--finished side:
Back side with mesh attached with silicone:
I also filled-in the holes for the old triangular trim pieces that I was going to use on each end of the hood opening.
As always--comments and suggestions appreciated.