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    Default Installed vents on the hood

    Heading to Texas in a few months, I wanted to add some vents to the hood to help let sme of the hot air out of the engine compartment. I purchased some vents off of Fred and finally got the guts to cut the hood.

    Thanks to Chris for the peer pressure and help and thanks to Nate for the moral support and cheerleading from the sidelines

    We used our skillsand our eyes to help determine the placement of the vents, then marked out their location on the hood by using fingers to wipe the dirt around the outside of the vents to get the most accurate placement of the vents.



    To smart (lazy) to remove the hood, we propped it up with a milk crate (Nate's) and also covered the engine with an old sheet. Chris is laughing at me trying to use the jig saw on the dremel we had to buy that day.



    Chris finishes the second hole



    We drilled the holes. Notice Nate's upport in the background



    I coated the cut areas to keep them from rusting easily.



    Checked the vents to see how they would look before the final installation



    And here is the finished product. This was a two day project because of other obligations, so I finished it up when it was dark and raining. I know, the photos are not the greatest, but all I could get tonight.




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    Sweet. They came out good Bro. Anything you would have done differently or words of advice to someone getting ready to do similar mods?
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    1. Buy different vents that are easier to install
    2. Cut the holes right the first time
    3. Have all the tools and parts required before you start
    4. Beer would have made cutting the hood a little easier
    5. Clean up the small pieces of metal that were ejected from the cut site very shortly after finishing for the day instead of leaving them on your hood and windshield until the next day, especially if it is going to rain. Even if you don't see anything on the hood, clean the area up well before retiring for the night.
    6. Have at least two people.

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    lol
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    I will say that Chris led me down the right path by telling me the pros of a dremel versus a sawzall for the work on the hood. We got the dremel, the jigsaw attachment, metal cutting blades, the quick release tip for the metal cuttin rotary discs and anything else that looked like it may be useful for the install. Cutting with the discs was cake, but I wish the discs had lasted longer. The jigsaw attachment was nice for the straight lines, but damn that hood shook a lot.

    I would have taken the hood off next time. We probably could have worked a lot quicker and cleaner with the hood off.

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    Looks good man, wish I had that much help What did you coat the metal edges with to keep it from rusting? I painted and also shot a little black silicone around it.
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    looks good man. What are the vents from? They look like GTP vents. Yes, taking the hood off makes things much easier.
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    Looks good MilJeep.......whilst I do have to question that lot you had helping. It is amazing that it came out as well as it did.

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    Hey they look great I see you opted out of the drip pans good descion I think.
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    Pretty sweet dude. I've been considering the same mod. I just haven't built up the guts to start hacking on my hood. Maybe I'll try the beer idea.
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