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Sleek beak hood modification ... just for fun

This is a discussion on Sleek beak hood modification ... just for fun within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; First off, I know there's a couple people out there who'll try and say crap about my project and I ...

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    Sleek beak hood modification ... just for fun

    First off, I know there's a couple people out there who'll try and say crap about my project and I respect their manliness and anti-riceness, but it's something I'm doing to get some experience in body work/mods and also to while away some free time; since the car is all done and is sitting in for the winter.

    Since putting the WS6 hood on, the stock hood's been lying around and it's almost impossible to get rid of these hoods except as scrap metal so I decided to put an idea I've always wanted to try out into action...

    Heat extractors!

    First it was to lay out the pattern. A few measurements and some painters tape later...





    this puts the start of the scoop just behind the air filter cover and to both sides of the intake tract.

    Some cutting later (and cutting out the bracing underneath), I'm satisfied with where I'm going here...




    I'll be welding in the sides with some sheet metal and putting a screen across the front end of it.

    A few ideas I played with also; but I'm gonna go with the more simple setup above 'cos I think it's more appealing to most.

    Ram air style scoops...



    Or a really deep heat extractor scoop (like in the Corvette race cars)


    More to come as I get time and materials in...

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    I think going deep you might run into clearance issues with the intake but I like that idea. The first shot of the shallow extractors reminds me a lot of the LT bird hoods. Good ideas and practice though. I have an extra hood in the shed I bought several years ago that I hope to do something with at some point but body work is an art form and I'm just not artistic. I'd ruin it so I'll most likely take it to someone one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I think going deep you might run into clearance issues with the intake but I like that idea. The first shot of the shallow extractors reminds me a lot of the LT bird hoods. Good ideas and practice though. I have an extra hood in the shed I bought several years ago that I hope to do something with at some point but body work is an art form and I'm just not artistic. I'd ruin it so I'll most likely take it to someone one of these days.
    my first thought when i saw it was the LT hood

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    looking pretty interesting


    deff wanna see some pics of it on a car

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    Update... got a bit done tonight before dinner. Put the hood on the car and checked all the clearences and damn I'm good at measuring, it just clears the air filter cover and intake tract!







    Cut some sheet metal and tacked it in place ... I HATE FLUX CORE!!! I can never do good work with it, gotta get me a bottle of gas soon before I do the final round of welds to the hood. Just sprayed a bit of white paint to see how it'll look in the end...






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    Are you going to install some sort of grille or screen at the front, or will it simply be left open after you fill in the sides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Are you going to install some sort of grille or screen at the front, or will it simply be left open after you fill in the sides?
    planning on some sort of perforated/expanded metal, wil have to see which I have laying around at work

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    sweet! tottally subbed,

    i might have made the a little closer to the cowl but man either way great design!

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    Well, got everything tacked up on one side, need to find some perforated/expanded metal for the middle section now. Sorry, the lens on my camera is on a fritz and wouldn't auto focus so everything's a bit fuzzy








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    awaiting finished product
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    Nice work. Interesting ideas.

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    I am also very interested in seeing the final product.

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