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    Cool How do you remove the cowl on 2000 TJ????

    As soon as it stops pissing outside, I need to go adjust the hood on my Jeep.
    The dealer f'd up the hood hinges, and had to replace them. Deerbrook Forest Jeep in Kingwood, Texas raised my Jeep on the hydraulic lift, with the hood up propped against my roof-rack lights, and rammed the hood up against the top of the hydraulic lift. Dumbf*cks. They had to replace the hood hinges and repaint the hood.

    Anyway, they put the hood back on crooked. One of the rubber bands that hold down the hood is wearing because it's so crooked. I'm NOT taking it back to them to fix it. I told them to go to Hell, and I didn't trust them to fix it.

    Soooo, I guess I just need to remove the cowl, and there will be some bolts holding down the other end of the hood hinges that can be adjusted??? Some of you guys that installed cowl snorkels said it wasn't that big of deal to remove it.

    I just wanted some advice before I get tanked and decide to "give it my best shot" in the parking lot of my apartment complex!

    Thanks!!!

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    There are a few screws hidden underneath the rubber gasket that seals the cowling to the hood. Simply lift the gasket up and youll see em. One on each side of the cowlings front facing edge about 4 or 5 inches from the outer edge. Besure not to pinch your rubber hood seal when your putting the cowling back on, other wise water will run straight off the hood and down your firewall.


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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BeachJeepTJ:
    There are a few screws hidden underneath the rubber gasket that seals the cowling to the hood. Simply lift the gasket up and youll see em. One on each side of the cowlings front facing edge about 4 or 5 inches from the outer edge. Besure not to pinch your rubber hood seal when your putting the cowling back on, other wise water will run straight off the hood and down your firewall.

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    Thanks! I guess I could give it a shot! Removing a few screws shouldn't be beyond my expertise, most of the ones in my head are loose already! Thanks Budweiser!!
    BTW - Sweet pic in your sig! Is that a Silver Edition TJ, I guess that's what that little sticker says? Either way, I gotta post your pic, if ya don't mind! ....


    Thanks!

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    I really like that Jeep, looks good!

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    I'd like to know the size of the lift and the size of the tires on that silver TJ as well. I'd like to have mine at the same height and setup. Body Lift too?
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    Thanks for the compliments, yes its a 60th edition model..which in reality means you get the D44 in the rear,119 amp alt, a 60th year plate and that disco running board body work which I hope to replace with 4x4 Dr rocker gaurds.

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by cooleyvol:
    I'd like to know the size of the lift and the size of the tires on that silver TJ as well. I'd like to have mine at the same height and setup. Body Lift too?[/QUOTE

    32" BFG's PC 2" springs w/ 3/4 spacer in the front and a 1" BL
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    Thanks. Did you just cut the front bumper off to shorten it and then put the end pieces back on it? That TJ looks awesome.

    So, you have a 2" suspension lift with a 1" Body lift?
    Did you raise the motor mounts or tranny mount?
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    He definitely did NOT put the end pieces back on. it looks like he cut it, but he left the little rubber buggy bumpers on.

    It's a nice one though, for sure.

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by GriptrukTJ:
    He definitely did NOT put the end pieces back on. it looks like he cut it, but he left the little rubber buggy bumpers on.

    It's a nice one though, for sure.

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    Yeah, and his hood is straight, too. Probably has no reason to do anything like, say, hmmm, TAKE THE COWL OFF!!! J/K!


    I still haven't gone outside to try it. The extent of my Saturday has been: Get out of bed to fix Jeep; look out window; crappy weather; drink a Bud; look out window; crappy weather; drink a Bud; look out window; crappy weather; drink a Bud; look out window; crappy weather; drink a Bud; look out window; crappy weather; drink a Bud; look out window; crappy weather; drink a Bud; look out window; crappy weather; drink a Bud; look out window; it's too dark to work on Jeep.

    Damn. I could have vacuumed the carpet.

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by cooleyvol:
    Thanks. Did you just cut the front bumper off to shorten it and then put the end pieces back on it? That TJ looks awesome.

    So, you have a 2" suspension lift with a 1" Body lift?
    Did you raise the motor mounts or tranny mount?
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    I bent the front bumper up pretty good while in farmington N.M. (great place to wheel!!!) and simply trimmed about 5 "inches off and relocated the stock lites, just something to hold me over until I figure out what front bumper I want to run. And yes I did a motor mount at the same time as the body lift.

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