Drag Racing Tech - cowl metal trimming
05-27-2008, 11:23 PM
did a search and didnt come back with anything good. i want to trim the cowl area up to the windshield. post your pics please so i can get some good ideas.
05-27-2008, 11:46 PM
05-27-2008, 11:49 PM
anyone know the guy with the red formula?
05-28-2008, 08:43 AM
Best pic I have.
05-28-2008, 09:14 AM
once the search comes back, there was a thread about this a few months ago with lots of pictures
05-28-2008, 09:29 AM
I just finished spot welding mine in this weekend. I will try to get some pics for you tonight.
05-28-2008, 03:17 PM
Bump for this thread.. im about ready to do this but ... im scared :bang:
05-28-2008, 10:48 PM
that camaro is sick. tell me about ur setup im curious. anyone else got pics?
05-29-2008, 06:23 AM
05-29-2008, 02:35 PM
Very nice .. what guage metal did you use to cover with? and what kind of paint did you use to paint under there?
05-29-2008, 05:48 PM
very nice, i will be doing this soon so this was very informative for me!
05-29-2008, 09:55 PM
05-29-2008, 11:20 PM
To be legal you need to use at least .024 steel or .032 aluminum for firewalls
06-01-2008, 05:31 PM
i used 16ga steel and the paint was just krylon semi-flat black
06-01-2008, 06:57 PM
I need to pull the windshield and do a little more trimming then weld a panel on but it was nice sitting the motor and tranny in from the top. Plus I went old school still running a dizzy.
06-01-2008, 08:49 PM
clear that engine bay while you have the motor out
06-17-2008, 09:41 PM
like to see more pics also...
06-18-2008, 11:01 PM
theres a lot of guys on here that have this i know of it. post up some more pics plz.
06-19-2008, 10:00 AM
I had to trim the hell out of my cowl but I didn't do a full trim. More like cut a huge square in the center to fit my induction hat for my accufab throttle body. I hated the way it looked so the guy who did my door panels hand built a fiberglass panel and painted it flat black. This is the first mock up which fit perfect but we still have a few things to do like paint the bolts black and bolt down in two more spots.... It's removable in about 3 minutes using nut plates behind the screws into the panel. And we countersunk the holes to flush mount the screws......
06-19-2008, 02:38 PM
OutlawZ sent you a PM. After I get my hood I might actually cut my window back some and move the fire wall back to set the engine back some and make more room up front for the turbos and intercooling.
Anyone have photos of their motor set back or a notched lexan front window? I am talking about something like this.
06-19-2008, 08:56 PM
Wow! Ragen , That is one twisted sick car!
06-19-2008, 10:46 PM
that turbo cars sick!
06-20-2008, 10:29 AM
That's the same thing I am going to mine except mine doesn't have any part of the old shock towers or front frame so it'll be even lighter to offset the added weight of the two turbos and piping. I haven't weighed all the stuff but I would guess at least 200 pounds or more off the front end vs. a tube front, motor plate and struts.
When you trim the front window like that the front of the windshield doesn't hang over the motor it is actually flush with the firewall so working on the motor is a snap.