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Old 10-05-2018, 10:29 AM   #61
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Coming back together. I want this to look and feel like a completely different GTO before I head back to CSP to get it tuned to start / more or less get it on the dyno.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:46 AM   #62
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That is. Without a doubt. The ugliest intake.

By that I mean.

I completely respect your level of follow through on your car and very envious of the project as a whole. Love following along.

You've worked very hard the last few years and I can't wait to hear the results.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:14 AM   #63
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That is. Without a doubt. The ugliest intake.

By that I mean.

I completely respect your level of follow through on your car and very envious of the project as a whole. Love following along.

You've worked very hard the last few years and I can't wait to hear the results.

Thanks AP. Time to remove that dick hole in my hood!

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:10 AM   #64
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Ok, maaaaaaybe I rewatched The Predator too many times and got inspired that this was the best / only way to cut styrofoam!




Tape.

More tape!

MOAR TAPE!

Sprayed with Stoner release stuff.

First 2 layers of fiberglass, still wet.

First 2 layers of fiberglass, dry.

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:14 AM   #65
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Removing it was a real bitch.


Trimmed & slightly sanded.


Decided to use the last of my fiberglass and resin for a 3rd coat to help smooth everything out.

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:45 AM   #66
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Are those angles the way you wanted it from the beginning and not something smooth?
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:46 PM   #67
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Are those angles the way you wanted it from the beginning and not something smooth?

Prefer the sharp angles over smooth ones. Just personal taste, the GTO is too "round" as is.

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Old 10-10-2018, 04:08 PM   #68
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Now we play the waiting game.

1st time fiberglassing, 1st time carbon fiber resin applying... I should of done a test piece...

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Old 10-11-2018, 10:02 AM   #69
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Here is a photoshop example of what I'm in-visioning:


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Old 10-14-2018, 04:52 PM   #70
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Made a lot of progress this weekend.

Measuring, math, and fishing lined helped me fine the dead center and square things off.


Off.


Time to forget this.


On.


Cleaned the cut and added a rubber trim.


Now that's a hole! (Trimming back the hood bracing was a real smurf!)


First mock up.


I made brackets that bolt to holes I put in the hood braces. Then they bolt to the cowl to hold it in place. From the outside it looks fine, with the hood open, its not that pretty... still need to see what to do about the underside.. I may end up trimming more of the cowl.

Currently I'm adding more of the clear epoxy to give the carbon fiber that deep look.

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Old 10-14-2018, 05:19 PM   #71
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That looks way better than i initially thought, actually.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:19 AM   #72
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I applaud your visions and determination, I think a lot of what you do is cool even if it's not the most beautiful creation in the world lol. I really like this project and think it's turned out great.

OT do you fear your X-air would ever suck in water when driving in the rain? I'm about to put a Svede on my girl and have noticed in the past water on the front of my radiator cover after driving in a rainstorm.

Edit: after reading a lot this morning it seems the OTRCAI's don't seem to have an issue with rain.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:55 AM   #73
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I wanna see more pics. At least from straight on. I will say it looks better than before however I feel like it would have looked better without the angles. Regardless, it was a move in the right direction IMHO.
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:18 AM   #74
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I wanna see more pics. At least from straight on.

Will do.

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Old 10-15-2018, 10:18 AM   #75
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I see you are mounting the scoop inside to avoid body work in molding the scoop to the hood. A good idea.

But, let me make a suggestion. Open up the back of the scoop facing the windshield. The air passing through the grill will have an opening exit instead of hitting the motor and firewall. It will keep engine compartment temps down too.
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I see you are mounting the scoop inside to avoid body work in molding the scoop to the hood. A good idea.

But, let me make a suggestion. Open up the back of the scoop facing the windshield. The air passing through the grill will have an opening exit instead of hitting the motor and firewall. It will keep engine compartment temps down too.

+1 The back is open to act as a heat extractor. I'll take more photos once I finish.

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Old 10-16-2018, 05:55 AM   #77
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I painted the underside black then applied a 2nd thick layer of uv resistant clear epoxy. Cold weather made the epoxy thicker so it did not smooth out like the first coat did when I applied it.





I trimmed the front for clearance but I may trim more for appearance.

Curing in this colder weather takes forever!

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Old 10-17-2018, 06:55 AM   #78
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So while my 2nd layer of epoxy clear coat was curing, a damn fly landed on the side.

(Insert clip of Jurassic Park mosquito landing in sap.)

I dug his ass out with a box cutter. Mixed up a small amount of epoxy and filled the gouged out hole. Sadly the whole thing needs to be sanded and epoxied one last time.

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I wanna see more pics. At least from straight on. I will say it looks better than before however I feel like it would have looked better without the angles. Regardless, it was a move in the right direction IMHO.

My 2nd coat of epoxy was done in 50 degree weather and it shows... it did not smooth out and looks bad. I'm going to be sanding it and applying (hopefully the last) coat of epoxy.







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Sand it smooth and spray it with urethane clear
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:18 AM   #81
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Sand it smooth and spray it with urethane clear

Have a link for which urethane clear?
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Have a link for which urethane clear?

Ask the kfxgaimandude.
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:44 PM   #83
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Epoxy arrived.
Light sanding, some extra trimming, then research to learn that epoxy curing fumes are not toxic...... Girlfriend is in Pittsburgh...

3rd coat, indoors, with flash


3rd coat, indoors, no flash




This is closer to the look I was going for.

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Old 10-25-2018, 09:27 AM   #84
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It's definitely getting depth in it now
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Old 10-25-2018, 12:50 PM   #87
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I think I found your next intake

If nothing breaks and everything works, that is a plan.
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Old 10-25-2018, 12:58 PM   #88
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You mean you're not going to fabricate your own out of plexiglass? lol
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You mean you're not going to fabricate your own out of plexiglass? lol

hey, that way he just looks like an fpfq that made his own cowl hood in his garage. he will get made fun of by some ricer until he pulls buslengths on them.

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they won't be able to check out the nice gloss finish or that it's real carbon fiber, though. he's gon b 2 fazt.
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