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Old 04-28-2009, 11:36 PM
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I know there is a lot of talk about the heat under the hood of the XJ so I decided to do this cheap mod a friend thought may work and give it a try. What I'm doing is making bracket that go between the hood and the hood brackets that hold it on, thus making a cowl like gap at the rear of the hood. This will in turn let heat out and cool air in like a cowl hood minus the $500 cost and you can just unbolt them and scarp it if you don't like it unlike hood vents where you are left with big holes in your hood if you do not like them!
So I started today but it rained and I have no Garage so here is what I have so far.
Here is the piece of scrap I'm using for the project I cut into 3" pieces

Here are the sides being grinded down so they are straight


next is to drill two holes in each 0.5" from the ends and 2" apart and then comes the install!?!?!

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Old 04-29-2009, 06:19 AM
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simple and effective...

I like it so-far
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Good idea Big guy.
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Did mine this past weekend. I like it and I like the look of it.
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Did mine this past weekend. I like it and I like the look of it.
Pictures? I wanna see what this looks like.
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this is old news Cherokee owners have ben doing this for years
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Yeah I did mine several months ago. It helps some but not as much as my friend how actually put vents on. If you wanna see a pic of it go to check out my pic album. 1" isnt that terribly noticible if the hood is the same color as the rest. So you can really see mine.
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Hmmmmm, I'm not sure about it..... Does it have any trouble closing?
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this is old news Cherokee owners have ben doing this for years
Maybe to some, but some of us have only had a cherokee for less then a month. I'm green! If guys have been doin this for years, does it work well?????
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Maybe to some, but some of us have only had a cherokee for less then a month. I'm green! If guys have been doin this for years, does it work well?????
yes it works ok but the look is not ok for every one

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OK here we are got them drilled painted and on and here is the PICS!! Went on easy(expect for me slicing my thumb ope on the side of the hood) had to get new longer bolts and this is just 1" and it closes just like they were not there





I will not be able to tell you how much it helps till I get it back on the road and that will be with the 6.5" lift Heheheheeheh!

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ummm to me it just makes it look like you have the wrong hood on your jeep
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reguardless of how it looks if it works why not its cheap i say
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so was the dora explorer big wheel you first ride
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Dora the Explorer, what and A**H**E, It was Diego.

OH and I live smack in the middle of the Mojave, I'm doin this mod!!
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