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The step we feared most was the fabrication of brackets to hold the hood down at the front and rear. These are the most difficult to do because there is no place to attach the brackets provided by Harwood, but the front and rear fasteners are critical for holding down the hood at 100-plus speeds. We had to buy some steel and bash it into shape in the vise, and do some fancy drilling to make brackets that would work. The position of the holes in the hood also required some dead reckoning and a little luck. At the rear, we were able to measure an X and Y axis from the edge of the fender and the base of the windshield to locate the precise position of the head of the Dzus button. During all of this, we had to remember not to make any bracket hit the reinforcing rib underneath the Harwood hood.