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  1. dannyv6

    dannyv6 Enthusiast

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    Do you remove the hood? I'm going to be installing headers & roller rockers soon.
    So do most leave the hood on or take it off?
     
  2. Allan

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    I think most guys remove the hood for more access and less chance of damaging the hood itself.

    I would remove the hood if it were my project.
     
  3. speedracervr4

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    For those two items, I would not remove the hood. If you have the space and people to help it's not that hard if you do decide to remove it.
     
  4. SNKEBIT

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    I take the hood off for almost everything. Too easy to take off not to.
     
  5. Jack B

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    It is your option, I would bet that most do not remove the hood to install headers and rockers.
     
  6. BlackSnake99

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    It's 4 bolts and about 3 minutes with a helper.


    Do it.
     
  7. Bugman Jeff

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    I tend to work helperless, anybody ever rig up something like those hard top hoists the Jeep guys use to help lift the hood off?
     
  8. BlackSnake99

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    It's so easy I used my VERY girlie-girl wife to help. She didn't even break a nail. Lol.
     
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    This. I'm generally without help and would only remove the hood if I had to, but can see why people do. Headers and rockers are easy with the hood in place.
     
  10. SNKEBIT

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    After the fifth time of smacking the back of your head on the corner of the wheel opening, you'll be looking for the gf to help you take it off. lol
     
  11. denniskgb

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    just wear a hockey helmet you will be okay. leave it on
     
  12. brentsGTS

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    Any secret tips on removing it by yourself? Lol
     
  13. TP_ GTS

    TP_ GTS Viper Owner

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    I did both with the hood on. Not that big of an issue for the two projects you mention. I did it over a few days and Coronas. I liked the fact of being able to slightly close the hood when I was not working on it. Also, if you have limited space in your garage, storing the hood safely could be a task. If you have the space...no problem.

    If you have the extra hand to help remove and a safe place to store it take it off. If not, just be consious of the hood and or wear a HELMET (Smile).
     
  14. Sybil TF

    Sybil TF Viper Owner

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    There is no helper for most!
     
  15. gutterworks129

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    You need help removing it. It frees up ton of room.
     

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