It's been a tuff couple of weeks, but I managed to sneak in some time on the crewcab between everything else going on. I finally got the new hood latch bracket built. Took a couple tries to get the lower angle dialed in, but I think I'm happy with it now and looks like it will fill nicely now. Built it out of 10 gauge stainless for some extra rigidity. It's a little long, I still need to trim it a little. I originally wanted to put the nutplates in like factory for the hood latch itself, but there just isn't enough room with the intercooler. So I'll tig weld some stainless allthread into the bracket for the mounting.
Not really applicable to this thread, but the hold up the last 2 weeks was a hasty decision to swap the transmission in the Freightliner before vacation. Turned into a bit more of a project than I'd expected. Actually.....worst transmission install EVER. Fought coming out, and REALLY fought going back in even with 2 of us working on it. But it's done and now I can keep up with traffic and not burn a ton of fuel. Also got the shaft by the driveline shop. Took a week and a half to get them to build it and they charged me enough I thought I'd asked them to build it out of gold with platinum ujoints or something.
If anyone is interested in a VERY low mileage 9 speed, with the optional oil pump and cooler, I'll make you a heckva deal on it!