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Old 07-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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Saving Money!!! DIY Engin dress up

So I want to dress up my engine bay, but do not have the money for the aftermarket dress up kits. Really don't want to spend $600 to dress up the engine. So I started with cardboard and cut it out to fit the area's that I want to cover.

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And some close ups......



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Old 07-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #2
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The first piece out of the shop..........



And on the car, perfect fit.........



Now it needs to be tacked and off to paint.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Nice....
I always like seeing people make their own stuff
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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Lookin good dude, I'll have to see it in person here soon.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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this is awesome.. I am guessin you have access to all the stuff.. if you decide to make extra let me know.. I would be interested in the boxes to cover the bat. post and the other two things..
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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this is awesome.. I am guessin you have access to all the stuff.. if you decide to make extra let me know.. I would be interested in the boxes to cover the bat. post and the other two things..
me too!
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:31 PM   #8
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I just did the designing/mock up work with the cardboard the actual metal work is being handled by my father. He is a machinist and has access to everything. If all goes well I may make extras.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #9
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Looks great!
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:09 PM   #10
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:01 AM   #11
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:15 PM   #12
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:18 PM   #13
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This is awesome! Definitely looking forward to seeing the end result
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To make even more custom cut some smaller templates for the tops/sides and hydro dip them.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #15
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Okay so moving along, got the fuse box cover and battery post cover done. Still have not had a chance to get them tack welded. Hopefully can get done tomorrow.

Here are the pictures............




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Old 07-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #16
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VERY nice work
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:07 AM   #17
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Nice work indeed. Looks very similar to showstoppers...I would love to see someone com up with more coverage area for the open gaps on the sides. American Car craft about the only ones I have seen but are $$$$...If you price these right could cut in on the competition.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #18
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great work

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just curious how much money you ended up spent.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:04 AM   #20
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just curious how much money you ended up spent.
Lets just say the rattle cans to paint with are going to be my biggest cost.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:09 AM   #21
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Got everything welded up! Will post pictures tonight.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #22
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All welded up!



The brackets for the front piece, still have to get this made.



Close up of weld...



Finished sanding down weld.....

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:49 PM   #23
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Finally got them painted and on!!!!





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That looks great!!
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:06 PM   #25
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Looks awesome!!!!! I need some of these!
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