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post #226 of 260 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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As we talked about via text, it's only 471 miles between us. I have Friday and Monday off, so I plan on being there early evening Friday. Stick around Saturday, and leave to return home Sunday. I'll reserve a rental vehicle to bring the hood back in, and me and a friend will put it on Monday. I'll bring some cigars and a half gallon bottle of Yukon jack, if I can find one, it's been scarce around here as of late. Otherwise, a half gallon of Jameson Irish whiskey will work just as well.

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That turned out very, very nice. You are gonna have to post some pics of the finished install.
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That turned out very, very nice. You are gonna have to post some pics of the finished install.
Iím anxious to see it on the truck.
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That turned out very, very nice. You are gonna have to post some pics of the finished install.
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I'll be home with it Sunday. It's supposed to rain Monday. But if my friend James, who has a black L comes over, we'll put it on in the garage. Not too many good pics to be taken in there, but if I get a chance, I'll roll it out and snap afew.

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Have Thursday off now. Will get rental vehicle tomorrow, get it fueled up and ready to go. Try and go to bed a bit early. If I'm on the road by 9, it's a six hour trip at 70 mph. Stopping for fuel and potty, hope to be ther by 4, no later than 5 Friday afternoon.

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By George Kenny! That hood looks AWESOME! I don't care what the opinion of those snake eye inserts! Looks FABULOUS!!!!!

Best damn LIGHTNING hood ever!

See ya Friday or Saturday!

I just knew, instinctively, those carbon fiber Moostang vents would look great!

Ya hit that sumbitch out of the ballpark! ;-)
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Getting the urge to just drive my Lightning there. Since I discovered it's only 471 miles from here to there, it's almost okay with me. One thing nags at me though. Truck will for sure need a washing when I return home, if for no other reason than the front end will have more bugs on it than a semi's front bumper. And I really haven't washed it in several years, since I don't drive it much. A spot washing behind the tires and on the front areas is all it ever takes. And a quick going over with a California Car Duster if it's been in the garage undriven for some time.

How do I wash it when I get home with that Holy Hood?

Tape over the vents and wash away? Wash it without hitting the hood hard with the spray? Once I have it on hand, I am going to figure out a way to make and attach some covers on the inside of the hood. But for right now, I don't have it here to figure out how to do that.

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Getting the urge to just drive my Lightning there. Since I discovered it's only 471 miles from here to there, it's almost okay with me. One thing nags at me though. Truck will for sure need a washing when I return home, if for no other reason than the front end will have more bugs on it than a semi's front bumper. And I really haven't washed it in several years, since I don't drive it much. A spot washing behind the tires and on the front areas is all it ever takes. And a quick going over with a California Car Duster if it's been in the garage undriven for some time.

How do I wash it when I get home with that Holy Hood?

Tape over the vents and wash away? Wash it without hitting the hood hard with the spray? Once I have it on hand, I am going to figure out a way to make and attach some covers on the inside of the hood. But for right now, I don't have it here to figure out how to do that.

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Getting the urge to just drive my Lightning there. Since I discovered it's only 471 miles from here to there, it's almost okay with me. One thing nags at me though. Truck will for sure need a washing when I return home, if for no other reason than the front end will have more bugs on it than a semi's front bumper. And I really haven't washed it in several years, since I don't drive it much. A spot washing behind the tires and on the front areas is all it ever takes. And a quick going over with a California Car Duster if it's been in the garage undriven for some time.

How do I wash it when I get home with that Holy Hood?

Tape over the vents and wash away? Wash it without hitting the hood hard with the spray? Once I have it on hand, I am going to figure out a way to make and attach some covers on the inside of the hood. But for right now, I don't have it here to figure out how to do that.
You need a big old CHROME bug shield!!!!!!!
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I vote drive the L. You only live once. Would be a much more enjoyable trip than the box truck.
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I Agree just messing with him, That's why they keep making paint, touch up the little chips and use the thing!!! My truck sits way too much, who am i saving it for??? someone I don't even KNOW!!!!!!
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Yeah, decided to drive the Lightning. It'll clean up.

Even leaving the dr's and skinnies on. The dr's are four years old, have an unknown number of miles on them, still have plenty of tread. If I need to, I'll buy new ones. The skinnies on the front are not expensive tires. Think they costed me $170 new. More than likely all I'll need to do is flip them inside out again. I'll just run them at the max pressure for the trip.

I just want Kenny to be the one to put the hood on and see it done. He's done all this beautiful work on the hood, he deserves it.

Was thinking of mounting my four rims with the very low mile Goodyear Eagle F-1's on them. But the dr's are still almost 3/4 of an inch bigger in diameter than the Eagles, they'll get slightly better fuel mileage being larger. LOL!
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I vote drive the L. You only live once. Would be a much more enjoyable trip than the box truck.
But the box truck, I coould use it hard and put it away wet. Like I do the Ranger! Bwahaha

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Kenny's been paid in full as of a few minutes ago. Hitting the road between 10 and 11. Says it's a bit over 6 hours at 70 mph, not including fuel and potty stops.

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