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Unread 02-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #46
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HOLY CRAP that looks awesome Im going to do that to my YJ buggy. Very nice Carlos
I can't wait to see you getting to that buggy build! Should be awesome!

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Do they sell these without the logo?
And no they do not see without a logo but if you're super concerned about it, it really isn't visible from the front being that its flat to the hood. I'm a fan of the logo but never the less I see your concern.

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Do you know the exact thickness of this? when i get one i would like to replace the button head screws with some flat head ones for a sleeker look
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Unread 02-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #48
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I'm sorry I do not, it's thicker than the hood sheet metal though!
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Unread 02-04-2013, 09:32 AM   #49
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Do you know the exact thickness of this? when i get one i would like to replace the button head screws with some flat head ones for a sleeker look
The hood louver is .063" thick. The thickness of the beveled head on 10-24 flat head socket cap screw is .127". You'd need to be EXTREMELY careful when drilling with the countersink bit, then over-drill the holes in the hood and use an over-sized flat washer on the underside to allow for the flat head to sit flush with the surface of the hood louver. Sounds like a ton of very tedious work with no room for error. Here's McMaster-Carr's page with the CAD drawing for the flat head screw you'll need: http://www.mcmaster.com/#cadinlnord/90585a243/=lc05a8

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The hood louver is .063" thick. The thickness of the beveled head on 10-24 flat head socket cap screw is .127". You'd need to be EXTREMELY careful when drilling with the countersink bit, then over-drill the holes in the hood and use an over-sized flat washer on the underside to allow for the flat head to sit flush with the surface of the hood louver. Sounds like a ton of very tedious work with no room for error. Here's McMaster-Carr's page with the CAD drawing for the flat head screw you'll need: http://www.mcmaster.com/#cadinlnord/90585a243/=lc05a8
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The hood louver is .063" thick. The thickness of the beveled head on 10-24 flat head socket cap screw is .127". You'd need to be EXTREMELY careful when drilling with the countersink bit, then over-drill the holes in the hood and use an over-sized flat washer on the underside to allow for the flat head to sit flush with the surface of the hood louver. Sounds like a ton of very tedious work with no room for error. Here's McMaster-Carr's page with the CAD drawing for the flat head screw you'll need: http://www.mcmaster.com/#cadinlnord/90585a243/=lc05a8


This is what i plan on doing to make sure there's no error on the holes:





I have all of the material needed for the tool already at work so a tooling cost isn't an issue. Once i get the hood louver, i would measure the hole and either find a dowel that fits, or use a larger one and turn it down to fit inside the hole. I would have the drill press centered to the dowel hole which would also be the exact center of the holes on the hood louver. To countersink it, i would clamp the louver down using the dowel to center the hole then remove the dowel and countersink it.

I would test the countersunk height by test drilling on a piece of 0.063 aluminum scrap until im happy with the height and set my drill press stop to that exact location.

It might be a little more work, but i think having it flush to the surface would look pretty sick
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the hood looks really good. I am trying to decide if I should just polish mine to go with the black and chrome look or just paint it Hammer Finish Black like my rear fenders are currently. Some have suggested going with Red too but I think that would be too much red on my lil YJ. Thoughts???




Notice I didn't have the hood cut out the entire way on the passenger side because I am using a Turbo City Intake tube and KnN filter that is mounted across the valve cover and the filter sits near the rear pass side of the motor. I didn't want rain to go directly into the filter so I left that part of the hood intact.


here is a before shot:

but notice I have new wheels now... and that is why some say the Red louvers would look good. Or just polish it?


Here are some after shots:






Thanks for your ideas and feedback! Carlos yours came out SWEET!
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Unread 02-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #53
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the hood looks really good. I am trying to decide if I should just polish mine to go with the black and chrome look or just paint it Hammer Finish Black like my rear fenders are currently. Some have suggested going with Red too but I think that would be too much red on my lil YJ. Thoughts???


Thanks for your ideas and feedback! Carlos yours came out SWEET!
I love your YJ! Very nice my friend! IMHO I say leave it, polish the aluminum a little, it will fit your rig perfectly! I was wondering why you didn't have your hood on earlier when you posted those pics, good choice!

Btw, I want to make my YJ into yours. Haha. Just a white version.
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haha.. thanks man... the shop already painted the louvers Hammer Finish Black... I am thinking about selling it and buying another one that is polished. Did you clearcoat yours? Also, did you use stainless mounting hardware?
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haha.. thanks man... the shop already painted the louvers Hammer Finish Black... I am thinking about selling it and buying another one that is polished. Did you clearcoat yours? Also, did you use stainless mounting hardware?
Thats your call! I left mine unfinished, however I did polish it and will likely again soon when the weather gets nicer.. And I did use the provided stainless hardware, but I will likely remove it all and use some hex head bolts.
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I am really thinking about purchasing one of these being that I live in the desert and its hot as f&@k during the summer and I have noticed my jeep gets pretty hot while stuck in traffic, drive-thrus and trail riding. I have noticed that my hood paint is cracking in the center and I am assuming because of the heat. I guess my question is that besides looking bad *** how much cooler does it keep your engine? Just curious if anyone has any data.
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Data I cannot provide, but experience I can. Don't mistake the Louvers for replacing a radiator or something but when your stuck in traffic or slowly crawling on the trail, this will help drastically keep your temp down as it removes the heat sink above the engine. Mine used to run hot all the time on the trail, since I installed, haven't had that issue once.
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Thanks for the reply. I have experienced heat sink during the summer months so hopefully I can order one soon. What do you recommend for black paint a powder coat finish or something else like spray paint or bedliner?
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Thanks for the reply. I have experienced heat sink during the summer months so hopefully I can order one soon. What do you recommend for black paint a powder coat finish or something else like spray paint or bedliner?
I'm not a fan of bed liner, unless its in the bed, haha I'm picky, but finish is definitely up to whatever you think is better. As I said earlier I left mine completely bare and simply polished it up a bit. Others have bought the powder coated ones, and others have painted themselves. If you're handy with a spray can, that may be a good way to go
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I would love to have one of these on my Jeep. I have this on my wish list. I want to get me a set of the Ricochet Rockers for my Jeep first. I just have to save the money up for them, unless DTS would be willing to donate some to me.
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