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Re: re ur-q/4000 hood mods

In a message dated 7/2/99 4:05:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
human@nh.ultranet.com writes:

>   How about plasma cutting the curved leading edge w/grille off a donor hood
>   and grafting it onto a 4000 hood? That would retain all the OEM 4000 
>   mounting
>   points and safety. The next issue would be gaps/spacing between headlamps 
>   and the new grille/hood package.
>  This was my thought.  Keep your hood, weld on a hood.  A good body
>  worker can make it look factory.
>  So, Chris, how wide are those grilles, top and bottom?

Ok, back from holiday and out with the tape measure again. Sure enough, it 
rains this afternoon as I'm out there. I may have to retire that tape!

A4 grille 29" wide at top
             26" wide at bottom
             5.5" height

90q grille would be the same, just with different outlet for the hood 
release. I was working on the Lightweight 4kq this week-end and overlaid a 
tweeked A4 hood on top of the existing. Too wide, too short(with optimum 
front overhang) and the hood hinges are set up to mount in opposite planes. 
Hmmm, I'm liking the cut n' paste option more and more.

Chris Semple
coupla q's