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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Transparent hood

so, TRANSPARENT HOOD waste of money or good idea?

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Might be cool on a show car.. but on a daily driver... Plus you would have to have a hell of a lot done under the hood to make it look good..



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Thats what i was thinking.
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wow for that price you could buy a nice CF hood and paint it any which way you want it... if you have alot to show then it's cool just for shows as obz said but don't let it sit out in the sun. i was thinking about setting transparent or smoked acrylic in the holes that i cut in my hood but i really want it to breathe more than i want it to see through

Mods:Exterior 5% tinted all around w/ eyebrow, SS/SC hi rise spoiler, SS/SC front bumper, BSA 17" wheels black w/ machined lip, Falken ze912 rubber, cross-driled slotted rotors. Engine AEM CAI, Bosch platinum +4 plugs, custom 2 1/4" catback w/ raceland muffler. Interior TSW short throw shifter, JDM 4-pt harnesses, CA harness bar, R-1 sport pedal, 10'' solo-baric L7
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wow for that price you could buy a nice CF hood and paint it any which way you want it... if you have alot to show then it's cool just for shows as obz said but don't let it sit out in the sun. i was thinking about setting transparent or smoked acrylic in the holes that i cut in my hood but i really want it to breathe more than i want it to see through
You have holes cut in your hood? pics?



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here's the rough cut of my hood project
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/s...501091543a.jpg
i can never just get the pic to show up instead of the link hmmm

ha figured it out

Mods:Exterior 5% tinted all around w/ eyebrow, SS/SC hi rise spoiler, SS/SC front bumper, BSA 17" wheels black w/ machined lip, Falken ze912 rubber, cross-driled slotted rotors. Engine AEM CAI, Bosch platinum +4 plugs, custom 2 1/4" catback w/ raceland muffler. Interior TSW short throw shifter, JDM 4-pt harnesses, CA harness bar, R-1 sport pedal, 10'' solo-baric L7
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Sorry to go off topic, but what are your plans for it? louvers?



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still up in the air on it i was thinking meshing the underside with black mesh but then i was looking at how close they are to the valve cover so i was thinking about abbing a plate slightly below the mesh with louvers like the evo hoods... any suggestions??i originally wanted it to look similar to the veilside supra hood

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I think hood scoops on the outer holes and rear facing louvers in the middle would look good



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not a bad idea or even switch those around and that isn't a bad idea either

Mods:Exterior 5% tinted all around w/ eyebrow, SS/SC hi rise spoiler, SS/SC front bumper, BSA 17" wheels black w/ machined lip, Falken ze912 rubber, cross-driled slotted rotors. Engine AEM CAI, Bosch platinum +4 plugs, custom 2 1/4" catback w/ raceland muffler. Interior TSW short throw shifter, JDM 4-pt harnesses, CA harness bar, R-1 sport pedal, 10'' solo-baric L7
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