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It's been nice the past couple of days, so I started on my "Winter Project '11-'12". I picked-up a PowerDome hood from an '02 last week and I'm modding it to fit my '04. Pictures aren't great--silver hood + flash = fail.
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I pulled my grille and used it and my stock hood as patterns for the layout, with lots of detailed measurements and double-checks. Blue tape is rough cut, green tape is final edge.
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Close-to-finished:

Brown stuff is some fiberglass jelly filler for some road rash.
Back edge opened-up for a cowl induction look:


I'll probably cut a trim piece with some mesh to finish-off the scoop a bit.
So far I'm pretty happy with the progress-I've still got to do some "clearancing" on the underside near the front edge to fit around the raised header panel of the '04.
Please--comments and suggestions.
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Never knew those hoods were glass? Must be alot lighter than the 04+ hoods
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No..... Another hood :(

Looks good though
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they're heavier
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No..... Another hood :(

Looks good though
Only cost me 19 Bucks--totally worth it!
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Wish I could find one locally in good condition for that price un-cut up.
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they're heavier
The powerdome is heavier?
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Looks like a good start!
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The powerdome is heavier?
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Close to 20 pounds heavier than my stock hood. Super thick everywhere.
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I am so stoked you made a threat about this. :-D
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p.s. Looks like its coming along well. and quickly too.
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More pics from this morning. Clearanced for taller grille



That's probably it for a while. I've moved it from the garage to the basement where it's WARM. I've got some sanding to do on the top (broke the belt on my R/O sander) and I need to figure out a way to fill in the clearancing slots somehow.
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Nice work so far... going to look good!
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Keep up the good work Mike!

Anxious to see the final product.
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haha thats exactly how mine looks! I wanted to do mesh on the back but I never got around to it. the hood will be flexy though when you drive but it looks cool lol
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haha thats exactly how mine looks! I wanted to do mesh on the back but I never got around to it. the hood will be flexy though when you drive but it looks cool lol
It should! Look closely at the last 2 pics--there's a pic of the underside of John's (wvcat) hood on his black truck taped to the center of my hood to use as a guide.
I don't think mine should flex too badly-I'm not opening the whole back-side up--just back to the support member- so it's only about 2" thats unsupported; plus I reinforced the whole area with resin.
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I got the fillers popped out of the molds tonight--just need to get some more layers of glass on them to make them sturdier. If it's nice this weekend, I hope to get some primer on the hood-top and bottom.
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You're moving along pretty quick here for a winter project.... lol. You're going to have to come up with something else as well!
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^^^Really though... Sounds like this is a done by end of fall project. lol
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Nice work !

Keep the pics coming.
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The Mrs. said the same thing when I was statring this last weekend-"I thought that was supposed to be your winter project!"
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Well what's next then?!
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