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Old 12-29-2010, 11:44 PM
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Hey guys so I was thinking of ways to keep the engine bay cooler/ add air and just another project to try lol and thought about Cutting out the area of the hood that pops up( picture will show what i mean) I was thinking that you could cut a long rectangle shaped hole there and then cover it with mesh, thought it would look cool and another way to let the hot air out. Anyone done this? Comments? Concerns?


See the area im talking about, right infront of your windsheild wipers, the lip that comes up.

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Old 12-30-2010, 12:33 AM
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I've seen that done but can't remember where.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:41 AM
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Ya I have seen where a guy did it before. I believe it was on another forum
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:08 AM
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Int3rc3ptor did that mod on his 2002 ranger over on R-F
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:53 AM
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where can i get a hood like that any way and will it fit my 95 ranger??
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:50 AM
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id do it
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:03 PM
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fourliter Dan has done it

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Old 12-30-2010, 01:25 PM
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Thanks guys im gonna do it!
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:08 PM
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I'm working on some ideals, ruff MS paint example
def' gonna do the cowl like this with black mesh/screen in it..
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:13 PM
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If your going to do it ( I would only do the side slots) could make your hood to weak at the end.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:23 PM
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I'm working on some ideals, ruff MS paint example
def' gonna do the cowl like this with screen in it..
That's a good idea man. Would you cover the holes with mesh or something?

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If your going to do it ( I would only do the side slots) could make your hood to weak at the end.
Hmm that's a good point too.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:35 PM
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If your going to do it ( I would only do the side slots) could make your hood to weak at the end.
the large structural brace is about 3-4" from the rear off the hood, it will be fine

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That's a good idea man. Would you cover the holes with mesh or something?

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Hmm that's a good point too.
yeah, black mesh, on the inside of the hood

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this gets my brain goin too... with 2 vents in the front, I dont think it wld cause the hood to lift with large holes in the rear... although this is only brain storming idea's
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:41 PM
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Sounds good and pretty Damn cheap im gonna do this real. Soon
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