Originally Posted by Peter
This was covered a while ago. I found one solution was to look at the BMW E30 style hood which moves forward before lifting. It wouldn't be too difficult to rejig a similar mechanism to slide the hood forward a foot before lifting.
Just because it was covered doesn't mean its over and done with
Had this idea for a long time and just got around to making a working model, and since not many were posting I thought I'd share it.
Unlike some Peter, others don't find the challenge of building a mechanism like the BMW's hinge system fun so in this design it can't get much easier. Or they don't have the resources
However even in this design some aren't willing to make the effort which is why I guess I received emails asking if I would be willing to make a few extra ones.
Right now I'm swamped with work(at home) and family stuff and I won't be getting serious about building these for at least another 6 months maybe.
Kids moving back in, Gen 3 Dash, AC/Heater system, new style front hood among other things have left me with zero time to develop and build these right now.
When I get serious about building these I'll entertain the thought of building extras but till that happens I'm focused on other things for right now.