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Old 07-25-2016, 07:28 PM   #1
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W. Houston - need a body shop - hex vent install

Ordered a set of Hex Vents about 2 months ago and have not had the time to install them, and don't see the time coming available soon..

Anyone have a recommendation for a decent and trustworthy body shop that could get these installed for me? I'm sick of staring at them while they taunt me on how damn busy my life is.

I'd prefer to keep it on the west side of town, but willing to consider just about anywhere that will do a good job...
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:46 AM   #2
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Ordered a set of Hex Vents about 2 months ago and have not had the time to install them, and don't see the time coming available soon..

Anyone have a recommendation for a decent and trustworthy body shop that could get these installed for me? I'm sick of staring at them while they taunt me on how damn busy my life is.

I'd prefer to keep it on the west side of town, but willing to consider just about anywhere that will do a good job...

did you find any shop bro
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:05 PM   #3
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nope. called a few shops around me, and either got told they wouldn't/couldn't do it, or just plain got no response. Either way seems nothing near me.

So, I decided to take tomorrow and go to my ol' man's house where he's got all the tools, and a good work space, and he said he's happy to be a 2nd set of hands, which'll be nice to have for the project. Wife said she'd take the kids, so hopefully it'll be done tomorrow!

I don't think it is a difficult install, just finding the time has been a motherf*cker for me as of late
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:57 PM   #4
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I did it myself, just tape everything with auto paint tape. Instructions and videos are very helpful...

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Old 07-31-2016, 10:12 AM   #5
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:29 PM   #6
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well. Took a while, but 99% of it was prep work and checking the measurements/placement, and also fine tuning the holes for a solid fit.

Overall, not bad for half a day's worth of work, and hangin out with my pops.

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Old 07-31-2016, 07:32 PM   #7
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Looks good! Nice job!
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:48 AM   #8
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Thanks

I think they may be just an inch or two closer to the bumper than they usually are, but the bracing under my hood was different than what he was showing in the video, so we made a call and went with it. Still super satisfied, and damn do they work. Could see the heat waves pouring out when I'm parked at a light
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:46 AM   #9
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Looks badass bro! Hope all is well. Shoot me a text sometimes stranger!
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:43 PM   #10
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Thanks man...I'll hit you up soon. Been crazy AF here lately..
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:20 PM   #11
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Looks great. How much to do mine lol
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:39 PM   #12
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Yeah what he said
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:19 PM   #13
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hahaha yall can't afford me, or even if you could, you wouldn't want to pay what I'd ask.

Watch the vids and give it a shot. Don't hesitate to hit me up if you have questions. It's a SUPER straightforward install, just gotta get the nuts to cut into your hood. Once you make that first hole, though, it gets alot easier bc at that point there's no turning back.

Don't measure 2x and cut once. Measure like 4x and then cut. Double check everything. It could be done with one person, but having a 2nd REALLY helps.

But for real. The videos are literally the way we did it. My ol' man has a TV hooked up in his garage, so we plugged up the computer and had the video right there so we could pause/rewind as needed.

Happy to offer tips if anyone gets stuck or anything. One thing that I will make mention of is that my 2011 had different bracing under the hood than his 20?? year model. Thinking we made the cuts in almost exactly the same spot he did, but they may be just an inch or two more forward than his. Still looks good, though. And works awesome.
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