If you decide to get rid of it, hit me up. That sounds like repairs I might be willing to tackle.I'm debating on if it's worth fixing my Kaminari hood (sounds like they're not making it anymore) because it needs a hinge bolt drilled out and some fiberglass work.
Are you sure it wont clear? I'm pretty sure some do. I'll ask my dad to check the clearance on mine. Maybe you just need a different UIM? If not, it would probably be a simple matter to make two IACV relocation plates with hoses between them to put the IACV somewhere else. If I had a place to do it, I would offer to make them for you just because it sounds like a fun little project. I think I probably even have some aluminum plate laying around.Figuring out how to make a 3.0l UIM work with an OEM hood (IAC doesn't clear) or using a spare hood to cut up and see if I can make a S style scoop and fiberglass something.
When I tried to put a 3.0 UIM on my 2.5, I was able to shim the hood hinges up a bit and it really wasn't noticeable unless you really looked at the hood line.
Another option might be to shim the drivetrain down a bit with shims on the engine and trans mounts, although that's probably the hardest of these options.