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Title: Rear Bumper and Hood Louver
Post by: InkedKnuckles on October 26, 2017, 05:35:37 PM
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Hey I wanted to see if there is anyone interested in helping me install my LOD Destroyer Shorty Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier and a Poison Spyder Hood Louver. The rear bumper shouldn't be too difficult, its mostly the weight and my lack of tools that would prevent me from doing it myself. As for the hood louver I am absolutely not comfortable cutting into my own hood but have no problem if someone else feels they can do it. Of course my gratitude would come in the form of food or drinks if that is acceptable. I will be home from overseas hopefully around the 20th of November, so any time after that would work for me (I have to drive down from Philly). Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Rear Bumper and Hood Louver
Post by: mopar31898 on October 28, 2017, 06:04:46 PM
Where do you live?


Title: Re: Rear Bumper and Hood Louver
Post by: RoadTrips on October 29, 2017, 06:34:16 AM
Id help ya bud but were pretty far for ya probably close to 6hrs


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Title: Re: Rear Bumper and Hood Louver
Post by: DirtyNurse on October 29, 2017, 06:54:40 AM
Let me know how it goes with the hood louver..... I have one that needs installed too.  Gladly take any tips/tricks that you learn from your install!   
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Title: Re: Rear Bumper and Hood Louver
Post by: Dropkick on October 29, 2017, 03:31:48 PM
The hood louver isn't that bad. I installed it on mine a year or so ago. Read the instructions and go easy. I used a side grinder with cut off wheel and wore a full face shield. The trick is not to cut the support on the underside of the hood.


Title: Re: Rear Bumper and Hood Louver
Post by: RFH_98TJ on October 30, 2017, 08:10:25 AM
Make sure if you are using a hi-speed abrasive cutting bit/wheel of some sort, that you cover ALL glass surfaces.  The steel and carbide grit coming off will pit (or imbed into) your windshield.  Use masking tape layers, then measure and draw out the lines where you wish to cut the hole.  Usually, it's about an inch smaller than the louver being mounted.  After cutting, paint all the edges where the cuts were done.  Prior to installing, I put a layer of black electrical tape on the top side of the hood to serve as a gasket to keep grit from getting between the lover and hood that could create rust.  After installing, you should also brush some paint on the underside of the rivets where they meet the sheet metal to help prevent rust.  Thinning the paint with some solvent helps to get it to seep in along the rivets and the holes they are in.

It feels real funny cutting holes in a perfectly good hood!


Title: Re: Rear Bumper and Hood Louver
Post by: Dropkick on October 30, 2017, 03:09:36 PM
Make sure if you are using a hi-speed abrasive cutting bit/wheel of some sort, that you cover ALL glass surfaces.  The steel and carbide grit coming off will pit (or imbed into) your windshield.

I removed the hood to avoid this. also made it a lot easier to work on.


Title: Re: Rear Bumper and Hood Louver
Post by: InkedKnuckles on October 30, 2017, 03:22:27 PM
Id help ya bud but were pretty far for ya probably close to 6hrs


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I absolutely don't mind a long drive, especially after not being able to drive my jeep for a year. When I get home Ill see what dates I can work with and PM you to see if any match up!