So far the hood has been the hardest part of the project.
The hole pattern in hood hinge brackets that came from StreetBeast were not the same. So the first thing I had to do was to mill the holes to match.
Then I clamped the hinges to the hood, marked and drilled holes in the hood. The drill size is for a 1/4 inch tap.
After drilling the holes, I tapped out the holes for a 1/4-20 bolt.
The hood hinge bracket was not tall enough, so I welded more 1 X 2 inch tubing to the top of the bracket.
As you can see in this picture, the bracket needed a little more height to support the hinges.
Here I drilled a 5/16 hole and mounted the rubber bumpers that came with the StreetBeast Kit. I had to provide the washers and nuts. Later I will use lock nuts.
After adjusting the corners to level I found another problem.
This shows the ugly gap where the center of the hood is lower then the body.
Here's another view of the ugliness.
To fix this gap I had to cut relief slots in the bottom side of the hood.
Then using clamps and a heat gun I forced the fiberglass to bend. Later I will glass over the relief slots.
This picture shows the hood latching system and a drawing of how they should work together.
Using a 1" hole saw I made a hole all the way through the hood. This hole is 8 inches from the center and 2 3/8 from the edge.
Then using a Dremel rotary cutter I made slots for the bolts.
Also using the same cutter I cut a large slot in the channel that is big enough for my finger to reach in to put the nuts in place.
The latch was placed about 3/16 from the edge. I had to ground of some of it to clear the hood.
Next I need to work on the support that holds the hood in the up position.