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14 Apr 2015 09:01 #752 by oestek
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A steel form was made the same shape as the opening in the heat extractor and welded to the workbench. Next, some welding rod was formed around the form to shape the rod into a frame for the grille.



The Spitznagel Maxi dent pulling resistance welder was used to zap the grilles to their frames.





A small amount of current is all it takes to cleanly melt the wires together.


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14 Apr 2015 09:01 #753 by oestek
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The grilles were welded to the bottom side of the vents.





The final product, ready for bodywork and paint!




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20 Apr 2015 21:29 #774 by z282nv
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Cool, very nice job. Hope some thought was given into not having anything too sensitive on the other side should the car get caught in the rain.

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21 Apr 2015 08:18 #781 by oestek
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z282nv wrote: Cool, very nice job. Hope some thought was given into not having anything too sensitive on the other side should the car get caught in the rain.


Thanks!

We did consider the water aspect, but this is going on a fair-weather ride. A "drip tray" could be easily installed if it were a problem.

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09 May 2015 13:44 #938 by oestek
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The owner had the hood body worked and paint matched to his car, and sent us these final pics of the hood installed. We think it looks killer! What do you think?
















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09 May 2015 15:46 #940 by z282nv
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They turned out great. Of course I am biased as I think the 69 Camaro is one of GM's best looking cars of all time. Almost anything looks good on them :-)

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