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Old 01-06-2003, 04:05 AM   #1
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Default Custom covers for intake or SC

For those who haven't seen it, and for those who want it all in one place, here'* some custom covers to gander at.
They should help keep things cooler, not just in temps, but in looks, too:

First the model.....some GP guy did this, and I got the pic from the Rat a couple weeks ago:


Next my own cover, Series 1 SC:


Same cover on the car:


And the Series 1 NA cover (For JSeabert):
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What exactly are you using for the mesh, how are you attaching it, and where can I get some for myself?
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Home Depot, go to the rain gutter area and buy the alumunum mesh pieces that go over your gutters to prevent leaves from clogging you up. These are actually 'aluminized' steel. I was tempted to use the plastic ones, but didn't know how they'd handle the heat above the SC. These would probably work great for the NA covers.

I used a 2-part epoxy (the kind in the double syringe) designed for metal and plastic. I figured if it was for metal, it would also hold up to the heat well. Remember if you paint the cover before you glue it on, use some fine sandpaper underneath anywhere the epoxy goes to get the overspray off. The epoxy I used dries fairly quickly, so I was able to simply hold each piece in while I used small batches.

The original was done almost entirely with a dremel tool, but I used a drill bit for my radiused corners and a jigsaw to make the cuts in between, then a good set of files and rasps to clean it up. 220 grit sandpaper smoothed things out and broke all the sharp edges before I repainted.

Both Series II covers and the NA Series I cover are normally black. Only the Series I SC cover is gray. The paint I used was a 'Cast Finish' (as in cast iron) 500 F paint from Carquest. It'* made by Plasti-Kote. I just used soap and water to prep for paint. After the paint dried, I used sandpaper to expose the original lettering on my cover. The only drawback to this is that the intake or SC has to be fairly clean for this to look right!
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Thats a good looking cover you got there.That mesh is good to work with,I know.I have used it on my hood scoop inserts,my grill and the three lower sections below the bumper.I'm going to try the intake cover now .Hell I have had my intake gasket replaced twice already with only 61,000 miles on her. Good idea .Heres two front shots of my one of a kind Bonne at http://photos.yahoo.com/socleanone[/list]
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Nice Hood dude...how did you do the SCOOPS....pretty cool
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These are the medium size Lund Scoops.You'll have to paint to match.Then stick them on.I'd let a pro paint them for ya,I did mine myself with can paint.It'* not thick enough paint and will fade out pretty quick.Mine are faded now.Get ya some ,you want regat it.Around $70 bucksUS.
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