I think they removed all of the brackets because they modified the original K member to move the SC engine back about 3 inches. I have that K member if you want to come and get it.A major rework job like this is always full of problems.
Kudos to MM for doing all this awesome work.
I did want to ask, tho; Why did they remove all the brackets and all you had to replace; was it Racecar, or different hood, etc? (hood support brackets weigh, what, 10 ounces, total? )
Your front end resto is way better than original, and should be stiffer than stock, but why did they remove it?
If I'm being nosy, I'm sorry; but you had to do a lot of work there that made me wonder "why?"
If you don't want to get into it I understand.
I can't wait to see pix of it on the track.
Originally they wanted to remove as much weight as possible and I think they decided that they didn't need that area to be protected. They had also cut the core support and leaned the radiator forward which is why I removed my old core support and used it instead.
I can't wait to drive it on the track too.