People have seen the video of Nagahama-san cutting the zenki hood and wondering why/confused.
To make it clear.. this hood was NOT in good condition and was a SPARE.
This to me was a last minute option as a container of parts was leaving Feb 1st and I needed the hood on there. When I couldn’t get the hood transported, this was the option that Itabashi-san and Nagahama-san felt was left.
So why do this? I have the front end of the zenki leopard, but not the hood.
People ask, why can’t you just modify you hood?
Here is a kouki leopard (same as the M30) hood.
Here is the difference in detail when you look at the Zenki leopard hood.
Last year, Itabashi-san couldn’t deliver the hood because of the dimensions. We contacted transport companies and they couldn’t because of the dimensions.
I tried to see if there was any body shop in Southern California that would try to do this. Nobody wanted to and I also realized that it wouldn’t look proper even if they did.
So the last option was to cut it a good size with the time crunch.. I had to make sure it was on the container with my fender and Piko racing front lip.