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Old 06-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #776
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Oh nice! That's what I'm talking about! Thanks for the close up!
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:45 PM   #777
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #778
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I did like I think you are describing, I trimmed the step down at the rear to the thickness of the material that curves over the back of the hood, it still curves over but only about 1/8"
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #779
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what tool did you all use to cut the hood? any pics of the tools? thanks.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #780
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what tool did you all use to cut the hood? any pics of the tools? thanks.
Just a gig saw with a sheet metal blade.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #781
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and this is safe to do, with the hood still on the car? lol
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:45 PM   #782
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and this is safe to do, with the hood still on the car? lol
Yep, I put an old rug on top of the engine to catch the metal shavings, then took something to prop up the front edge of the hood to keep it from closing all the way and give a little more clearance then started cutting. I had no issues.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:24 PM   #783
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ah, good idea. thanks for the tip.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:59 PM   #784
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:19 AM   #785
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I used a Dremel with a cut wheel. I also used a wool uHaul blanket under the hood and left it on the car.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:35 AM   #786
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I used a Dremel with a cut wheel. I also used a wool uHaul blanket under the hood and left it on the car.
Can you supply a link to the Dremel and the cutting blades(s) please.
In the UK, we tend to use a 4" grinder with thin cutting discs.
I've seen the air-driven cutters, but I want an electric solution...
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #787
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http://www.dremel.com/Pages/default.aspx
Their website has a UK version.

4" grinder would work as well... I was just out of cut-off wheels. Jig saw works well also... The Aluminum is pretty easy the cut.

If you are doing it with the hood on just be mindful of what is underneath....
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:25 AM   #788
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #789
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Will there be any fitment issues if u have the 1le tower brace?
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:29 PM   #790
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Will there be any fitment issues if u have the 1le tower brace?
No.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:51 PM   #791
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Will there be any fitment issues if u have the 1le tower brace?
No I think it's the same one as on the convertibles, mine fits fine, the opening is actually in front of where the strut brace is located.
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I'm about to pick one if these up. But man, cutting into my hood scares the shit outta me haha.

Has anyone had any issues with installation? From what I understand it's fairly straight forward.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #793
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I'm about to pick one if these up. But man, cutting into my hood scares the shit outta me haha.

Has anyone had any issues with installation? From what I understand it's fairly straight forward.
I got one of the early ones and the template was a little off, I informed ACS what I found and they said they would correct it so now there should be no issues. Just remember to measure twice and cut once.....
One tip to save you some tape is to first poke holes in the template where the bolt holes go and then use scissors to cut the template where the big opening is before placing it on the car. Use a couple pieces of tape to align the template up and use a sharpie to mark the bolt holes and the opening in the template on the paint. Remove the template and tape where you marked to protect the paint as you make your cut. Replace the template in the correct position double checking the alignment and then remark all holes and the opening on the tape. This will minimize the amount of tape needed.
If you use a jigsaw, I suggest cutting the two opposite sides first, then use more tape to hold them in place as you make the next cut. Tape that side then to also add support and reduce vibration. The final cut should be made slowly, and if possible put something under the part you are cutting out to increase support and reduce vibration more.
I know it seems like a lot of work but you will be happy with the results and knowing you did it yourself.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:55 AM   #794
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #795
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One more question for now...what are you guys doing with your hood liner? Are you cutting them as well or just removing them?
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #796
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One more question for now...what are you guys doing with your hood liner? Are you cutting them as well or just removing them?
I cut it... dremel too here!
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:14 PM   #797
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One more question for now...what are you guys doing with your hood liner? Are you cutting them as well or just removing them?
I put it back in after cutting the hole and then marked it with a silver sharpie, removed it, then cut it with some good scissors.
The water deflector will cover the cut edges. I didn't want the front edge of the hood liner getting soaked from rainwater so I cut it then painted the under hood flat black along where it would have been,
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:26 PM   #798
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:56 PM   #799
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I had an early template as well no issues I did make the holes for the bolts a little larger so if needed I could move the insert around if needed.

Still love the insert I have completed my conversion
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I had an early template as well no issues I did make the holes for the bolts a little larger so if needed I could move the insert around if needed.

Still love the insert I have completed my conversion
I found if you drill the front two holes a half hole width farther forward you can then flex the insert to fit the holes reducing the peliminary gap that would be present. Their solution anyway was to slot or make those holes larger and push down as you tighten the center two bolts then push down the front as you tighten the front two. My way no pressure was needed and the gap was not there, it was a simple install.
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