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Old 05-25-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Side air vents / gills ??

the fake vents on the side's, does anyone plan on seeing if they can make those real? what i mean is anyone planning on cutting those out or cutting a slit on the top and bottom and pushing the metal back to open them up? im no body expert and really dont know if it can be done, but i just wanted to know, sorry if this is a dumb question....
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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its in the back so idk what u could do
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:13 PM   #3
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I'm just putting some flat black vynils in there to make it look open.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:14 PM   #4
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You could make some kind of scoop to put on if you wanted but I don't think you want to go cutting holes in the body. Not a good idea.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:14 PM   #5
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It probably can be done, but why would you want to do that? Rust?

The gills were never functional, and there's no structure that I know of leading to the rear wheel well so I doubt that it would cool your brakes.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:23 PM   #6
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Check these guys out.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:27 PM   #7
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Don't do it. As said water will get in and that's just a big steak for rust.

Lot of cars in the past the wheel wells where the first areas to go bad and rust out.

This is not a good idea. Just slap some LED's on the gills or something like that.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:33 PM   #8
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I have been told that if you cut them open they will open up into the interior
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:48 PM   #9
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These decals look even better...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevr...3A1|240%3A1318
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:50 PM   #10
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Heres a good shot. Doesnt look like a good thing to do.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:50 PM   #11
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I have been told that if you cut them open they will open up into the interior

Yep.


You'd have to add ducting to the brake area.


Good luck with all that...Know what I'm saying...nudge-nudge.

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Old 05-25-2009, 07:06 PM   #12
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Heres a good shot. Doesnt look like a good thing to do.
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Awesome pic dude !!
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:28 PM   #13
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Why would you want to take the chance of introducing water to a "somewhat contained" interior chamber that would only make the whole panel rust out sooner? You're much better off putting on the aftermarket decal that makes them look realistic (like the headlight stickers on the NASCAR cars).
You have to remember....if they were to open up that gill area in the salt laden streets of the northeastern states and trap the salt water in it from the roads the whole lower panel in front of the wheel would rust out quicker than a '57 Chevy! And for what reason? Thats a high price to look cool. Its just not realistic to open up that area on a vehicle thats driven on the street on a daily basis in the northern states.
Yup...it would look cool but its not worth the damage it would cause to the vehicle.
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why does everybody think there will be a rust problem

of coarse he wouldn't just cut them out, i hope, he would add ducting made out of plastic, carbon fiber, or fiberglass (for best cooling effect) those don't rust or break down with out UV radiation and sun light will never be on them

when the ducting is installed the body panel is just as sealed as it would be if nothing was done. so there is no greater chance of it rusting as before the modification

he could also add fans inside the duct work for even better cooling, but that would only be needed for extreme circumstances like road racing(for that matter you only need extra cooling for that anyways lol) just look at nascars they got'em, as well as other race cars
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