Late last year I decided that I wanted a custom hood for my Ranger. The only problem is that there is nothing out there. So one day I decided to make my own, an SVO hood for my SVO Ranger
I started searching for an SVO hood in late October and located and purchased it in December
Now, I gotta have louvers. This hood has to look different and unique. So the first thing I did was to cut a hole in the scoop and weld in a louver panel.
After the panel was welded in, the welds are ground down and a little primer is put on. Body work will be done only after the hood is done
Next we need to locate the exact placement of the scoop. We need to get this right the first time
Finally, its time to cut the hood. The hood and the scoop must fit together perfectly because I want it to look like Ford made it. So we take our time here. In fact, we started cutting and fitting around 11 a.m. and finished around 4:30 p.m. We took our time, because if it doesnt fit right, no amount of body work will make it look right
We spent all day Saturday on fit so Sunday we welded it together. We only worked on it a couple of hours.
We did not work on it this week end. Needed a break. We will work on it during Spring Break . Finishing up on the welding and putting the SVO ducting in place will be the goal.
I need to say, I'm not a metal worker, I'm a math teacher. I have learned alot so far, the main thing Patience.