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    I stumbled onto some fenders, but AEV hood is next to impossible to find.

    I understand factory hood latches and the bracing across the front is a problem when you cut a factory hood, not to mention what to do with the lip at the bottom.

    What other options are available?

  • #2
    Wait for Will to comment. He did a really nice set up on his last LJ. I got a hood but a Brute was attached to it.

    Mike

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    • #3
      There are other highline hoods out there
      Ward
      2015 Dodge Ram 5500 "Intercontinental Cruiser" RV
      2007 Jeep JK w/ AT Habitat and lots of AEV goodies.
      2005 Jeep LJ Rubicon
      2014 Jeep JK

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      • #4
        Other than the fiberglass copy of the AEV hood?

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        • #5
          Steel might be tough to find
          Ward
          2015 Dodge Ram 5500 "Intercontinental Cruiser" RV
          2007 Jeep JK w/ AT Habitat and lots of AEV goodies.
          2005 Jeep LJ Rubicon
          2014 Jeep JK

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          • #6
            Any update OP? What hood did you get?

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            • #7
              Haven't purchased one yet. AFAIK, there's only two options, a knock off AEV fiberglass hood and a real AEV hood.

              i hope I'm wrong and someone soon corrects my flawed way of thinking
              Last edited by MrHolland; 10-15-2019, 02:43 PM.

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              • #8
                Here is another option from Off-road Fiberglass http://www.off-roadfiberglass.com/. Will used the carbon fiber one on an LJ. If I ever use my spare fender kit I will either go with this or be doing some expensive sheet metal work. If you are near Salt Lake City Utah I have a contact there that can make anything your wallet can handle.



                Mike

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                • #9
                  What's a ballpark price for that type of hood, do you have any ideas?

                  carbon or glass from the above
                  Last edited by MrHolland; 10-18-2019, 10:13 AM.

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                  • #10
                    From what I remember it was like $600 for the fiberglass and $1,000 for the carbon.
                    I have tossed around the idea of taking a TJ hood and fitting a JK heat reduction center in it. I just want to find a damaged JK hood. Then use a pull max and dies to make a reinforced leading edge and sides on the TJ hood. Just waiting on free time to do that project.

                    Mike

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                    • #11
                      Neither of those prices are bad if they fit properly!

                      Thank you for the info sir

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                      • #12
                        From what I remember Will said he had to do a little trimming but nothing major. I don’t know of any hood other than the AEV one that won’t require some adjustment.

                        Mike

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                        • #13
                          They just got back with me, black or white, I assume glass for 400, or carbon for 700.

                          Its not my favorite design, but certainly a viable option. I would much rather trim than add

                          He said if he started from scratch, it'd be closer to 5K. Anyone interested in a group style purchase to get the cost closer to a $1000 or less?
                          Last edited by MrHolland; 10-21-2019, 04:50 PM.

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