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Hood Block ideas

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by bnorth10, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Jul 14, 2010
    bnorth10

    bnorth10 Wicked Willys Customs

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    Looking for something original for the hood blocks. My uncles used wooden dowels in the 80's. I have used original wood blocks with pipe insulation on top. Any ideas for rubber blocks or something creative to save paint on windshield frame but also clear the hood and still look nice???? Got any cool ideas....
     
  2. Jul 14, 2010
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power

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    Had the same problem 30 some years back. Just couldn't bring myself to use those wood blocks. Solution: FJ40

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    If you want the stock look, you could probably recontour on a belt sander.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2010
    wheelie

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    Hmmm......kinda dig the hood scoop. Sorta subtle.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2010
    garage gnome

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    i don't even have hood blocks... :)
     
  5. Jul 15, 2010
    all4jpn

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    i was thinking about cutting a rectangle and belt sanding a hockey puck...
     
  6. Jul 15, 2010
    sammy

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    Well, yeah you don't even fold the freakin' windshield down, or open the hood the full way.... what would you need them for?



    FWIW Mine are red oak that I ripped and cut to what I found pleasing, soaked in motor oil for ~2 weeks and are holding up just fine.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2010
    bnorth10

    bnorth10 Wicked Willys Customs

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    Are the FJ40 rubber blocks or hard plastic?
     
  8. Jul 18, 2010
    nickmil

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    How about rubber or Poly suspension bump stops if not going for originality? Probably softer than hockey pucks/etc.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2010
    duffer

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    Rubber, with two molded in studs, 8x1.25 mm. They last about 20 years before they start to crack, or at least the first set I had did. Available from any of the Toyoda suppliers or the dealers. Caution: addition of these to a Jeep may cause your gas pedal to stick.
     
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