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post #61 of 123 Old 10-22-2009, 08:44 PM
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You should consider pulling and selling them. They are a pretty rare item for the average joe to run across...
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For anyone interested in finding parts (like the buick intake)

Check out car-parts.com They have almost anything you need, they are an easy site, and they can get you intouch with places to sell you what you need.

I have used it, and it is super easy, and super nice to use.

By the way prd_cdn I would love one of those if you have extras.

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post #62 of 123 Old 11-03-2010, 07:59 PM
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Anyone know if this will work for an xj? Really wanna do this mod on my 95.
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post #63 of 123 Old 08-29-2012, 07:32 PM
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I am about to do this on my jeep. I got a spectre performance cold air induction filter system for 97 wrangler. So I just have to connect the 3" hose to the kit and make and install the hummer cap. How has your held up. And was rain an problem
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I've been thinking about making a replacement fiberglass cowl panel that would have a raised/level section for the air intake to mount to. It would be a direct bolt-on replacement for the factory cowl panel and would eliminate the need to cut a big hole in the factory sheet metal. It would also provide a level place to mount the air intake. I borrowed the photo on the left below from another thread where someone installed an intake like this, and on the right is the edited version showing how the intake would on the raised portion. The raised portion would also provide more room underneath for ductwork.



The raised section of new cowl panel might look something like this:



(The gray cowl panel below is part of a custom CJ Grille Conversion Kit so it's a little different than the stock TJ cowl panel, but the raised section I drew on it would look the same on a a TJ-replacement panel.)

I've already got a mold made for making stock TJ cowl panels, it wouldn't be hard to make a version of it with this raised intake section.


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As always, would love to see one go into production, very cool.

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I lovejscherb's ideas, please make one!

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Great Idea!

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any progress with this? any idea what the cowl might cost? I'm very interested in this piece. Also, since you're so damn handy with f/g, why not take it a step further and fabricate a box right into the underside of the cowl with a 3" hard pipe to accept the flex line that everyone is using to extend from the airbox. This way, the purchaser of your "cowl with box" will only need to purchase a cap of his/her choosing, some flex tubing/duct and whatever other modifications they need to do under the hood. By fabricating the box directly into the underside of your cowl, even with the '00+ TJ's with the black box, you should be able to keep it low profile yet have plenty of airflow so as not to be restrictive in any way.
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any progress with this? any idea what the cowl might cost? I'm very interested in this piece. Also, since you're so damn handy with f/g, why not take it a step further and fabricate a box right into the underside of the cowl with a 3" hard pipe to accept the flex line that everyone is using to extend from the airbox. This way, the purchaser of your "cowl with box" will only need to purchase a cap of his/her choosing, some flex tubing/duct and whatever other modifications they need to do under the hood. By fabricating the box directly into the underside of your cowl, even with the '00+ TJ's with the black box, you should be able to keep it low profile yet have plenty of airflow so as not to be restrictive in any way.
I'm working on finishing up all of the parts for the CJ Grille Conversion Kit for the TJ that this cowl panel is a part of (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/cj...thread-1364193), so I haven't spent any time on the cold air intake version of the cowl panel yet.

It costs me less than $25 in materials (resin, fiberglass, gelcoat) to mold a fiberglass cowl panel. I don't know how much they would retail for if they ever got on the market.

The ductwork is part of the design, I just didn't post that photo/drawing as part of my original post:


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Hey I'm tryn to do this mod. Did u push some of the 3" hose in to the heater intake hole to make that fit. And if u did how dose your heater and air work now since that is stopping some of the air flow
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Has anyone else done this mod? Ican easliy get ahold of the intake. Looking into doing it when I get home from deployment. Looks pretty sweet an adds that litte touch of uniqueness to what most people do not see a lot.
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I'm working on finishing up all of the parts for the CJ Grille Conversion Kit for the TJ that this cowl panel is a part of (www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/cj-grille-conversion-kit-tj-lj-project-build-thread-1364193), so I haven't spent any time on the cold air intake version of the cowl panel yet.

It costs me less than $25 in materials (resin, fiberglass, gelcoat) to mold a fiberglass cowl panel. I don't know how much they would retail for if they ever got on the market.

The ductwork is part of the design, I just didn't post that photo/drawing as part of my original post:
Jscherb, this looks really good, is the drawing suggesting that the intake "hose" could be moulded into the cowl?

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Jscherb, this looks really good, is the drawing suggesting that the intake "hose" could be moulded into the cowl?
Yes, that's the design. A one-piece panel that includes the air intake ductwork.

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So the "owner" would just have to have a cowl intake and done? Damn thats awesome simple

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any update? would really like to see this become a reality!

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