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Old 02-05-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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I was looking at some rad rides by troy and i love how under the hood everything looks soo clean and hidden. So the next thing im gonna do is buy some sheet metal at home depot and fabricate covers around the washer fluid tank and around the intake. Depending how it goes i may put one on the other side too by the battary and coolant tank. Just so it looks a bit cleaner. Then i will either paint them the color of the car or the same color as the engine cover. Im my mind i think it will look really good, but we will have to see how it turns out. Im just gonna by ducting metal from home depot so it'* pretty cheap. What do you guys think?
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Sheet metal can be tricky to work with to make it look good but if you can rent a sheet metal brake that will give it a profesional finnish. Short of a brake you could use 2x4'* and c-clamps to bend the metal, just watch out for wrinkles or creases.
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Go with the SC cover color, not the car color. If it'* done right, that would look pretty cool. But as already stated, it can be tough. Even with the right tools. Sheetmetal work is an art.

Ducting is harder to work with, too. Stainless or Aluminum would be better.
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Keep engine bay heat in mind too!!
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Good luck i completely agree with you the engine bay is a little messy in there
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hey SSEi

where'* the pic of the intake you promised??
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COming really soon, im just haveing some problems with connection between the camera and computer. Hopefully today though. Sorry.
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its all good man....just givin ya a hard time
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