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04 Mar 2015 16:40 - 02 Sep 2015 09:21 #569 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: 1969 Camaro Custom Hood Vents
The vent holes were cut out, and the pieces TIG welded together with an HTP Invertig 221 welder and ground smooth.






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04 Mar 2015 18:23 #570 by Qball
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You sure have some talented people. Those vents are going to work so well.

-Mike

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04 Mar 2015 19:19 #571 by oestek
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Qball wrote: You sure have some talented people.


You've got that right, and not just in the metal work department, either!

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14 Apr 2015 09:00 #749 by oestek
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The hood is a reproduction 1969 Camaro Cowl Induction hood we obtained from Classic Industries.



It’s always good to inspect your parts as soon as they arrive, as large panels are often times damaged in shipping. Our hood was in good shape except for a small dimple in the corner. Obviously, any new panel will need to be bodyworked to fit your car, but if the shipper causes major damage to a panel, catching it right when it comes off the truck is the best way to have the shipper compensate or replace the panel.


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14 Apr 2015 09:00 #750 by oestek
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The location for the vents was determined partially by appearance, but also because the underhood structure dictated their placement.



The holes were cut in the hood and the panels were tack TIG welded in place. The tack welds were spaced out around the vents to make sure the hood didn’t warp from welding heat.



Adam made a few more laps with the TIG welder to fully weld the vent, then he carefully sanded / ground the welds flush with the hood skin.




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14 Apr 2015 09:00 #751 by oestek
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Some hammer and dolley work was required to tap the panel flat.









Some honeycomb shaped perforated steel was chosen to use as grille material for the extractors.


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