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Old 03-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #276
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Looks good Mike, detailed but not over done.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #277
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #278
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:07 PM   #279
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Updated post 2 with current mods list as of today!
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:49 PM   #280
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:10 PM   #281
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:23 PM   #282
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FINALLY!!! I finally got around to installing my long awaited Hines Hex Vents! I must say these vents are of excellent quality and look great! It wasn't the easiest mod for me though, I had a hard time with the cutouts but managed after a trip to Valu to get the right saw blade for my jig saw. Then I didn't have the proper side cut tin snips so I butchered the under side trims. Luckily it's all covered up once you install the liner! I painted the splash pans and screws with matte black engine enamel.

The long delay was in part my own fault because of lack of work space I had to wait till I could pull the car out into the driveway to make room to work on the hood on the saw horses. Then the (insert expletives here) took over 4 weeks to finish painting the grill pieces to match the RJT. I picked them up last week and he didn't clear coat the bottoms and he finished 1 of them on the wrong side anyway. Then he messed up the clear on one, then he still had the wrong side done! It took him 4 tries to get it right! I could have, and should have done them myself but it was cold and I was lazy!

Anyway, after all that I think they came out perfect! Here's some pics (I'll post better full car shots once the weather gets better again).
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #283
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Dam those look good!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:47 PM   #284
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Sweet Mike, good job!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:56 PM   #285
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Thanks Joe! I hope you get that taillight mod fixed!! Pretty scary!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:09 PM   #286
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Those look awesome mike,I like the painted mesh. You did a hell of a nice job. Your like me I get very impatient and can't wait for something to get done. Be size I am like you I like saving the money,but I would rather do the work myself MORE satifying. Was thinking of doing this but would have too get rid of my hood mirror.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:49 AM   #287
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Awesome Mike! Love the RJT grills!
Are those fender stripes new, too?
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:35 AM   #288
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vents look awesome great work.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #289
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Those look awesome mike,I like the painted mesh. You did a hell of a nice job. Your like me I get very impatient and can't wait for something to get done. Be size I am like you I like saving the money,but I would rather do the work myself MORE satifying. Was thinking of doing this but would have too get rid of my hood mirror.
I like doing as much of the work myself both for cost saving and like you say for the satisfaction! I learned a reminder lesson on these vents though! I could have painted them myself but I got lazy and decided to have the done "professionally". Haha, I had to bring them back 3 times because the kept doing the wrong side on one of them and the clearcoat sucked! I could have done a better job myself!
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Awesome Mike! Love the RJT grills!
Are those fender stripes new, too?
Thanks! I installed the fender "hash" marks at the end of fall.

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:35 AM   #290
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The hex vents look fantastic Mike! Especially the red mesh, that is SUCH a nice touch. Great job man!
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #291
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Big Red just keeps getting better!! Looks amazing Mike!!
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:22 AM   #292
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Love your build, it's definintly one of my favorites! And I love the hex vents, they look amazing! I've been thinking about getting hex vents but was worried it would look too cluttered with the racing stripes and hash marks but yours convinced me to add them to my mod list
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #293
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The hex vents look fantastic Mike! Especially the red mesh, that is SUCH a nice touch. Great job man!
Thanks! I almost didn't do the RJT mesh but then I saw some pics of other installs that body matched the color and I decided to go for it! Glad I did, it does look really custom!
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Thanks! That's the highest compliment to know that Big Red is a positive influence on other guys mod lists!
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:03 AM   #294
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I know those are rain drip pans. But is there a place 4 the water too drain or does it just evaporate. The car just sitting still in rain or washing it they must fill up. Oh & you are making a 2 part car speed & show but great on both accounts.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:15 AM   #295
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I know those are rain drip pans. But is there a place 4 the water too drain or does it just evaporate. The car just sitting still in rain or washing it they must fill up. Oh & you are making a 2 part car speed & show but great on both accounts.
There is a hole in the front outside of the drip pans for water to drain out in front of the engine.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #296
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There is a hole in the front outside of the drip pans for water to drain out in front of the engine.
There easy enough too see,just need someone younger & better eye sight to point them out.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:39 AM   #297
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There easy enough too see,just need someone younger & better eye sight to point them out.
Here ya go Spike, you should be able to see them with these!
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:13 AM   #298
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Hey Mike quick question about your Hex Vents. Is it easy to remove the splash trays and re-attach them as you please. Like if I wanted to take them off when I go to the track and re-attach them before I leave would it be easy or a pain?
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #299
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Hey Mike quick question about your Hex Vents. Is it easy to remove the splash trays and re-attach them as you please. Like if I wanted to take them off when I go to the track and re-attach them before I leave would it be easy or a pain?
Easy! Just remove the 4 allen screws on each one and they come right out.
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I wish they had a cover or plug for them when it rains. I don't plan on using my drip pans.
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