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louvered engine hood details
Posted by retdfeuerwehr on Sunday, March 24, 2019 6:19 PM

I'm building a truck that has a pretty decent engine to it, but if I open the hood, there's nothing behind the exterior louvers - just flat plastic. Question is: are there any AM producers who have a solution to this problem? Two-sided louvered engine cover.

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, March 25, 2019 6:46 PM

The only solution I have ever seen was slitting thin metal sheet and stamping the louvers out, just like the real thing.  If you were the risk taking type, maybe vac form each louver, trim, and fit to a rectangle opening in the hood.  You'd have to carefully align each one, and fair them into the hood.  I don't see how the slits could be added afterwards.  Man, you have some crazy-hard work ahead of you!  Best of luck, and please post photos, as I'm sure whatever solution you work out will be invaluable to others.

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