Set up the support beams for the hood today.
Here is a shot of the factory beams that run the length of the truck on both sides.
They are about 1.25 x 1.25 square aluminum.
They are not really square, but they seem like it.
Hollow on the inside.
I thought about just driving self tapping screws into it to hold the new support beams.
But I figured that being aluminum, the may eventually strip or come loose.
The put in the threaded inserts.
It went better than expected.
A test fit and all was good.
This shot shows the beam spanned across the width of the truck.
The second one went just as easy.
Even the paint is a pretty close match.