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holes 3 15.00%
slots and mesh 6 30.00%
leave it alone you idiot! 11 55.00%
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Old 05-21-2010
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dan, power to you, look fforward to pics, and all the power to you, hope it does the trick
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Old 05-21-2010
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Love mine, its just really flimsy... its funny waything the hood bounce from the wind hitting it while driving and I can see my headlights from the driver's seat
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Thinking on this a little longer and decided that unless you NEED to do it then don’t.
It will lower temps in the engine bay but is lower temps necessary.
If just for looks, well you already have looks and what about the rain.

Think twice cut once.
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the rain isnt going to do much anything of importance will be sealed. its an engine compartment.... besides the one and only thing i would worry about it the intake... and thats the other end..
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so here is what i have for a pic... its looks like **** cus of the fiberglass dust on it. i need wash it(again scnice i have scince this pic but its jst F***ed out side latly)... i know i knicked one spot and its not 100% perfect but i plan on respraying my hood soon and running the black down as well

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pic dosnt work bro
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um im seeing it
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Photo works for me. The hood looks good, hope it works for ya.
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looks good, has anyone thought about putting a brace in the middle and on the edges then running some mesh or something. That way it will still have support
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sorry, was a red X before, thats what mine looks like
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I would think a small alum angle fiberglassed into the upper edge would support it better than just the plastic itself and a mesh would look good.
Good ideas, who ever posted them.
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i like how i have it. i was up in some snow today and could feel the heat coming out of it. plus if you are on it hard for a a while it doesnt smell as hot now. seems to be workin just fine
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R U afraid the the hood will buckle in the middle ?
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un less i sit on it no! i have no brace in the center... un less i sit on it or somthing of that nature its not going anywere. i can only move it about 1/2" at the vary most with my fingers, but thats good i want fiberglass to flex like that instead of being rigid and cracking. i have already hit my factory speed limiter (looks to be 92mph) and it does nothing.
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Fiberglass needs to move a little BUT flexing ½” with your finger is too much.
Snow and just bumping around will cause problems through Material Fatigue, vibration and flex in the open area through bumps and truck movement will in time cause the hood to crack in that area.
It will happen !
Good Luck with it and it looks good and as with my raised hood it does reduce heat so enjoy.

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ha yeah 1/2' was a bad guess-tamate....its seriously like 1/8"...i broke out a tape and mesured it lol.
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