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Old 07-02-2004, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default My CAI box is almost done. (EDIT: NOW WITH PIX)

I have the aluminum all bent. Just need to do 1 more mounting bracket. Then it'll be painted and mounted in the car.
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Mandrel bending? Do you have access to such machinery?
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i think he means the heatshield box.
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It'* called a vice and wood. Yeah i guess you could call that my bender.
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Got pics? What thickness are you using? Making templates?

My Celotex has basically disentigrated over time and I was just looking at a Wizaired thinking "I'm not paying that money for some bent metal, **** that"....
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No pix yet but it is installed. Helped a lil. It'* pretty thing aluminum.

I do have a pattern but is is tight and for a bonneville without the headlight washer. I was thinking of making blank ones where you'd have to cut out your space for the tubing. But im not sure. They would be like 15 bucks each.
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I may be interested in a box if you sold them...
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These wouldn't be fully completed. You'd probably want to primer/paint them after you cut out your spot for the tube to go through. It doesn't fully seal off the area (way to hard to get something to fully fit it.

It uses a design similar to wills. But not really. I used the factory box mounting pieces for the brackets.

So depending on the design of the years. I could include.

Rough Box that needs final cutting/sanding for your tube and finishing(paint).
Edging
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Probably for 20 bucks shipped to you.

Lets see if i got some batteries in my camera so i can take pics.
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If i were to offer this the brackets would not be holed steel. They would be solid. But you may need to drill the mounting holes in them from where the stock factory airbox location mounts are. You can use the original box screws.

Also the aluminum would not be painted. Nor final cut, there is to many different variables for me to offer a 100% finished plate. Also the filter does rub against my box, but the aluminum is very flexible and moves to the filter when the engine flexes.

Edit: I will probably be buying some reflectix that I could include with the kit as well.
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Hmm, I'll probably take one if you think I can make it work with a headlight washer tank.
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