04 Silverado: reverse hood & vinal sticker how to Hello everyone, I get alot of questions about the reverse (suicide) hood on my silvy. So this is a little write up to do your own. The #1 question: is that as far as it opens... must make it a pain in the ass to work on anything. A) Yes thats as far as it goes. And it's not nearly as bad as it looks, all of the maintenance items; Oil changes, brake fluid, PS fluid, spark plugs, cap & rotor, air cleaner.. etc. are still easily in reach. And if any major work is to be done the entire hood comes off with two 3/8" bolts. The kit is a universal do-all kit from Autoloc. part # TILTHD available from summit for $128.69 The first step is mock up where everything will be and make sure the brackets will clear everything under the hood. Yes I have a cowl hood, but the bracing underneath doesn't gain any clearance compared to a stock hood. And mount the "hinge pads" to the radiator support core. I originally intended to weld the brackets to the core, until I ound out the radiator support is aluminum and the brackets are powder coated steel. So a couple bolts will suffice, and are in fact quite sturdy. So with the brackets in place bolt the rest of the assembly on and close the hood enough to sneak in a hand and mark where the brackets make contact with the hood. remove the hood and mount the brackets to the hood where you're marks were made.