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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 01, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Not that I am planning on doing this anytime soon...mostly just curious. When someone runs a blower or tunnel ram and has to cut a hole in their hood for clearance, do they just cut thru the x-brace and leave it at that, or what? It looks to me like the hood would get seriously floppy driving down the road.
Theres a 78 camaro and a 72 chevelle running around here with a pair of air cleaners sticking out...the camaro has a blower and the chevelle has a tunnel ram...and it got me thinking....

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 01, 05:57 AM
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If it were me, I would cut the hole small and then cut the crossmember out to the correct size. Then bend down the hood to form a 90 degree angle. That would give it a lot more strength and a cleaner look. Possibly even put a light metal frame around it on the under side. I agree with you, I think it would be a little flimsy just cutting it out.


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