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Old 02-04-2008, 01:17 PM   #21
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but I don't see how the intercooler factors into this.
there is only one full size 00+ IC on this club, and he had to cut the underneath of the hood for clearance
Tommygloves has an IC with a genV on top of it and from what i've seen didn't cut under the hood at all.
he has the WBS IC, and the Fuel Logs, it leaves enough room with that combo. Part of the reason people run the logs ( plus they look cool)
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I'd prefer the logs over the cut and stuck back together stockers, but i've heard of the ZZP logs having some issues with leaking too.
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Geez, That'* awesome ! Make me one too !!
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I would personally leave a bout 4 inches of the original hood structure at the rear edge for structural strength. If you want it functional, cut a hole in the back, but you definitely want the back piece of the original frame for strength. It will still draw a ton of air, and you won't have to worry about stress cracking the join between fiberglass and metal.
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I would personally leave a bout 4 inches of the original hood structure at the rear edge for structural strength. If you want it functional, cut a hole in the back, but you definitely want the back piece of the original frame for strength. It will still draw a ton of air, and you won't have to worry about stress cracking the join between fiberglass and metal.
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Hmm. Can you get a pic of the under side of the hood? I think we're thinking on the same lines, but the illustration isn't very clear...

BTW, you guys are definitely on the short list of people I'm considering to do my hood this spring.
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Here is what we did...This was in request from our customer, all the body work on the hood is great, but we are repainting this hood, free of charge to him, once it gets a lil warmer because as most should know, painting and cold weather do not mix, and in that time we are painting the underside as well...just so you know

EDIT - also, my garage is under sum major construction right now too...as of tomorrow me and a bunch of my buddies are diggin up a trench and running 220v out to the garage, 9 electrical outlets, a million shop lights lol, and I have a brand new 240 Craftsman compressor sitting in my garage waiting to be opened and used so all work including body, and painting will be so much better and easier from this point on

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Have you thought about welding a bar of some sort across the rear to gain back some rigidity?

It seems like it may flex over time and mess up all the body work that went into molding in the cowl.
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Um...welding isnt possible for us because our hoods are aluminum...but we are going to rig something up cuz he says at high speeds he can see the actual cowl part flexing a little bit...we're going to probably stick a thicker piece of metal or something underneath the cowl at the lip so that it doesnt bend as much
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