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Old 10-29-2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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Gills

In some of the pictures (possibly just the concept) I've seen where the gills are actual holes (slits) but in other pictures (I think maybe production only) the gills are simply dimples in the metal, there arent actually any holes there. Can anyone verify for sure which way it is on the production car?

Having a true slit (opening in the metal) makes the car look really interesting but simply having a dimple in the metal looks crappy in my opinion. I know its going to sound silly but if the production car only has a dimple then it will be a pretty big turn off for me. I think I'd have to look into having someone cut holes in the body after I got it (although I hate the thought of additional costs and I like keeping things stock).
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:48 AM   #2
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Just dimples...much like the SS front hood scoop...non-functional.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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Ugh. I was hoping that wasnt the case. Seems like such a small thing but damn that annoys me. Ok thanks for the info.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:58 AM   #4
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Cutting the slots out of the car will bennifit you nothing. . . the only thing it will do is let "crude" inside the rear quearter and start rotting it out. . .

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Old 10-29-2008, 11:00 AM   #5
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Some of the pictures have black vinyl on the slits to make them look open, but they aren't open either. The cutting would be a sure opportunity for a rust problem.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:05 AM   #6
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We dont get much rust out here in the Arizona desert.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:08 AM   #7
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Didnt the 69's have true slots? I'm not an expert on them but in some of the pictures I've seen I thought they were really holes not dimples.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:25 AM   #8
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Didnt the 69's have true slots? I'm not an expert on them but in some of the pictures I've seen I thought they were really holes not dimples.
no they were not. any car that had cut out gills was custom
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:28 AM   #9
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no they were not. any car that had cut out gills was custom

...not to mention completely useless, that is unless you wanted to cool the gears for the "overheated" quarter window rollers...
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:33 AM   #10
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...not to mention completely useless, that is unless you wanted to cool the gears for the "overheated" quarter window rollers...
could always use them for brake cooling using a duct
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:37 AM   #11
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Its more of an asthetics thing for me. It just looks more bad ass whether or not its actually functional. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:41 AM   #12
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could always use them for brake cooling using a duct
Absolutely. But then you would have to cut a hole in the fenderwell... to cool off my rear drums
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:01 PM   #13
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Give it some time. There's gonna be a ton of aftermarket accessories.

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Its more of an asthetics thing for me. It just looks more bad ass whether or not its actually functional. Thanks for the info.
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you are going to have a very hard time getting that quarterpanel as an aftermarket peice because it is VERY deep, (like 20 inches) and very long. it is also a very importan Structural component. so you could have horrible side effects from cutting it. frame rigidity being a prime concern. Another being that you are letting things into the interior of the car. aswell as the fact there are beams directly behind it from what all told us at indy so you wouldnt be able to fit anything through for venting anyways
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I wasn't talking about replacing the quarterpanel. I was only referring to aftermarket gill dressup kits. I should have been more specific.



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you are going to have a very hard time getting that quarterpanel as an aftermarket peice because it is VERY deep, (like 20 inches) and very long. it is also a very importan Structural component. so you could have horrible side effects from cutting it. frame rigidity being a prime concern. Another being that you are letting things into the interior of the car. aswell as the fact there are beams directly behind it from what all told us at indy so you wouldnt be able to fit anything through for venting anyways
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Understood...

i have been looking for a picture of that for like 5 minutes. something like that could look interesting.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:45 PM   #18
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Evotion,
Yeah, that's what I meant. Now, if we can see how it looks on the car.

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I will try and PS this But, I'm not sure what I'll end up with......
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:05 PM   #20
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Something like that would be sufficient as it would create more of the 3D effect that I was hoping to see on the car. Thanks for the info guys. Appreciate it. Now I have more hope that there will be some kind of an option in the future.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:55 PM   #21
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I will try and PS this But, I'm not sure what I'll end up with......
If you need a specific angle let me know, I can snap a pic real quick and upload .
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:06 PM   #22
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could always use them for brake cooling using a duct
You could make fully functional brake cooling ducts but to do it 'factory style' would mean cutting out the complete shark fin area through to the inner wheel well and insert a molded piece that would cover both holes and flow the air to the rear brake rotors.

Not a very good example of my point but they did something similar with the lower front fenders of the 1972 GTO:
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:17 PM   #23
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If you need a specific angle let me know, I can snap a pic real quick and upload .
I think I'm good for now. I think I'm gonna chop em on one of the pics from the balck car in TX.

I'll let you know.
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