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Old 12-01-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Sleek beak hood modification ... just for fun

First off, I know there's a couple people out there who'll try and say crap about my project and I respect their manliness and anti-riceness, but it's something I'm doing to get some experience in body work/mods and also to while away some free time; since the car is all done and is sitting in for the winter.

Since putting the WS6 hood on, the stock hood's been lying around and it's almost impossible to get rid of these hoods except as scrap metal so I decided to put an idea I've always wanted to try out into action...

Heat extractors!

First it was to lay out the pattern. A few measurements and some painters tape later...





this puts the start of the scoop just behind the air filter cover and to both sides of the intake tract.

Some cutting later (and cutting out the bracing underneath), I'm satisfied with where I'm going here...




I'll be welding in the sides with some sheet metal and putting a screen across the front end of it.

A few ideas I played with also; but I'm gonna go with the more simple setup above 'cos I think it's more appealing to most.

Ram air style scoops...



Or a really deep heat extractor scoop (like in the Corvette race cars)


More to come as I get time and materials in...
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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interesting....
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Hey that's cool man. Body work is an artform in itself and if you can develop some skills, awesome...
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Hey, thats awesome. Keep us posted and take alot of pictures......
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I'm intrigued...
MOAR PICS!
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haha im in the same boat as you with the hoods laying around. i've had my plain stock camaro hood laying around for half a year now since i got my cowl hood, and i've had the sleek beak laying around for a few months since i got the ws6 hood. Looks like a fun project your got going there. i was actually thinking about building my own cowl on the camaros hood, but i think i'm just going to use the hoods as some practice work to try out painting- since i'm planning to paint my moms 78 Z28 around jan/feb.
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that kind of reminds me of the non ram air LT1 hoods like the one my car originally came with.

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i really like the shallow extractor style. id like to see it on a car. i would beware of hitting stuff underneath, so i wouldnt make it too deep. im not sure how much clearance there is under there. lol
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thanks guys, hope to get some work done tonight so may have some pics tomorrow "maybe". Got some steel in today and will drop by the store to pick up a couple more cutting disks. Only issue is the steel I got is a bit stiffer/thicker than I'd like it to be-can't complain, it was free-we'll see how things go.
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after looking at those pics, I vote deep extractors....but the ram air style vents are a VERY close second.

You should get another hood and do one of each.
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after looking at those pics, I vote deep extractors....but the ram air style vents are a VERY close second.

You should get another hood and do one of each.
after I get my cuts done, I'm gonna test fit the hood first and see how deep I can go; and if I can go at all, ha ha. Probably gonna push the work till the weekend 'cos the wife and baby took up too much time today...
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I want to see this...
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That's pretty cool...
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Update... got a bit done tonight before dinner. Put the hood on the car and checked all the clearences and damn I'm good at measuring, it just clears the air filter cover and intake tract!







Cut some sheet metal and tacked it in place ... I HATE FLUX CORE!!! I can never do good work with it, gotta get me a bottle of gas soon before I do the final round of welds to the hood. Just sprayed a bit of white paint to see how it'll look in the end...





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I wanna see how this turns out, subscribing..
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I think it's gonna look good. Glad you're trying something new.
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neat idea...
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Well, got everything tacked up on one side, need to find some perforated/expanded metal for the middle section now. Sorry, the lens on my camera is on a fritz and wouldn't auto focus so everything's a bit fuzzy







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