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Old 06-30-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Hood Louver Write Up

Ok, I live in Southern California and it's summer here with temps outside well above 100. So I decided it's about time to tackle the issue of all that hot air trapped under the hood we all suffer from. So instead of getting the poison spider hood louver panel for $130, I decided to do something a little different and went online and got some recessed hood louvers for boats from a marine website(and only $40 for the pair!). There's not many how to write ups on this(it is fairly simple) so I decided to throw this up on here. Hope it helps!

First thing you'll want to do is line them up on the hood and get them right where you want, remember, measure twice, cut once!

second, once you got it all measured out and taped off, START CUTTING. don't worry, a little hesitation about cutting into your hood is normal, just don't change your mind halfway through.

Third, test fit your vents. it's take a little finessing and a bit more grinding, but it needs to be flush yet snug.

And last but not least, use some metal screws or pop rivets to secure them in place.

Viola! You are finished, (and they don't look half bad either!)now just watch those temps fall!

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Old 07-01-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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That looks really cool! (pun intended)
I've been considering that also ... just looking for the right 'vent' that will look good on my Jeep.
I'm inspired now. Thanks.

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Old 07-01-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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nice! looks really good. the only thing I would mention is to cover the hood and motor, hot sparks from the cutting wheel will stick in the paint.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #4
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yeah, you're right. definitely cover the hood. I just had nothing and didn't think about it till after we were cutting. Glad I could inspire you man, good luck! when you do it, post up a pic here so we can see.
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