DSHP103 & 104
1- Stainless Vented Hood Panel
6- Large White Nylon Sockets
1- Drill-Counter Sink
6- Large Chrome Screw Covers
4- Flat Head Screws
4- Large Decorative Caps
4- 3/8” #10 Pan Head Screws
4- Flat Head Washers
2- 2” Long Aluminum Spacers
2- 2 1/2” Long Screws
2- White Nylon Sockets
6- 3/4” Washer Head Screws
VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ COMPLETE
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING INSTALLATION:
Your new hood panel
comes to you with a protective liner. Do not remove liner until
installation is complete.
Because of the immense
size of this panel it will be necessary to have a couple of friends help
you manipulate the panel into position.
Remove the factory
hood liner. This liner will not be reused. The new hood panel will
provided an adequate thermal barrier. You will notice four studs
securing the hood vent, trim these four studs flush with the push on
retainers. You can do this by simply snipping off the excess with a
pair of side cutters i.e. wire snips.
Because the new
panel is designed to cover the factory hood brackets you will need
to install two positioning screws to each of the two hinges. You
have been provided with a drill/countersink tool. Use this tool to
pilot and bevel a hole at two locations to each hinge bracket close
to the hood bolts. Once this is done install the four flat head
screws provided. This installation will hold the hood in place well
enough to allow you to remove the four main hood nuts.
With the four hood
nuts removed manipulate the hood panel over the bolt studs and
finger the factory nuts over the studs as you manipulate the hood
over the vent studs you trimmed earlier. You have been provided with
four 3/8” #10 pan head screws and four flat head washers. As your
two friends hold the panel set these four screw assemblies into the
vent studs holes and hand tighten all four screws being careful not
to over tighten as this will strip the plastic stud. Then tighten
the four main hood nuts.
At this point
although very unstable from the hood panels weight you will now be
able to pilot the eight remaining hole locations. Carefully pilot a
9/64ths hole in the hood sub-frame at all hole locations. You will
notice that the two lower most center holes have a long distance
from the new panel and hood. Carefully pilot these holes as straight
as possible. You have been provided with two 2” long aluminum
spacers. Place the two 2 1/2” long screws thru the white nylon screw
sockets and insert each screw thru the panel hole thru the long
spacer and snug the panel to the hood. TECH TIP: Be careful not to
over tighten these screws as this will strip the hood metal. You may
also want to add a little instant adhesive to the tip of the screw
this will help these screws from vibrating loose.
Place the remaining
screw assemblies into the new panel and snug all screws. You have
been provided with four large decorative caps. Place a small dab of
100% clear household silicone to the underside of each cap and place
them over the four screws at the hood vent location. Allow a couple
of hours to set.
If any questions occur
during installation please call American Car Craft at 727 861-1500.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE:
Note: Care must
be taken when cleaning your cover. It is a good idea to lightly dust
your cover with a clean soft cloth first in order to prevent any
particles from scratching it. Then wipe (using a new clean soft cloth)
with a good quality streak free glass cleaner.
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