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Old 06-17-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
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I have been working on custom V mount project for a while.

My plan was to use a replica wrc style vent. But than I always wanted a kaminari hood.



I decided I could try a DIY project to make something like kaminari hood.

-I made a template from card board.

-Marked the exact corners and ends on the hood so everything is perfectly symmetrical.

-Cut the hood and the supports underneath.

-Cut the 16ga aluminum sheet. Bend the corners to the required angle.

I measured extra for the part goes beneath the hood so I can trim it so it sits flush with intercooler duct.


It will be molded to the hood skin once it is welded (or panel bonded).















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Old 06-17-2014, 11:53 PM   #2
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The sloping end of 5" section will be rolled so there is larger opening for air to exit.

Will look something like this

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Old 06-18-2014, 02:48 PM   #3
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Wow, that looks great so far. Can't wait to see it done
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:52 PM   #4
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Thank you. Just wanted to share the idea. Nowhere near completion.


This is how the intercooler sits

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Old 06-18-2014, 04:44 PM   #5
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Looks like a preety nice setup. The car with the kaminari is actualy mine. Im excited to see how yours turns out.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:18 PM   #6
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Looks like a preety nice setup. The car with the kaminari is actualy mine. Im excited to see how yours turns out.
Very good looking car my friend.

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Old 06-19-2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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Nice work so far, as always.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:05 AM   #8
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looks great
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:19 AM   #9
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:27 AM   #10
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:01 PM   #11
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Are you planning on ditching the scoop once you finished? I only ask due to my personal experience with the rally vent, it pulls lots of hot air out but it sends it right into the OEM scoop.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:33 PM   #12
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Thank you all for nice comments. Don't have any hopes to see it finished soon. I just started it to see how it would work.

I made this thread to share the idea.

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Are you planning on ditching the scoop once you finished? I only ask due to my personal experience with the rally vent, it pulls lots of hot air out but it sends it right into the OEM scoop.
I know what you are saying. I am not sure if I will put a scoop or KS tech vent.

If I go with a scoop it will be the low profile wrx one and I would block the opening to prevent hot vented air back into engine bay.

Hopefully the vents on the sides will keep the engine bay temp low enough
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:33 AM   #13
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Any progress made with this? Interested to see how it looks from far.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:34 PM   #14
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Any progress made with this? Interested to see how it looks from far.

Sorry, it will be a while until it is finished and painted (4-5 months)
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:46 PM   #15
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Do you care if water gets into your engine bay when you're driving in rain? How are you gonna keep water out if you do care?
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:14 PM   #16
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The vents on the sides will have shrouds underneath them. Plus there won't be any electrical components below the side vents.

Engine bay is cleaned up.

Battery, washer fluid are in the trunk. Fuse box is inside the fender well.
ABS pump and steering reservoir are hidden under the side floor (bumper area), no maf sensor. Air filter is inside the fender well. Etc...

Pretty much nothing on the sides.

As for the big vent in the front. It will have no opening to the engine bay.




Here is a pic of the engine bay


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Old 06-28-2014, 01:14 PM   #17
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Here is a pic of the engine bay

Wonderful job!! I am looking at picking up a Kaminari hood as well. I simply love the design of it. I am also however thinking about contacting Carbon By Design though to implement a NACA duct for turbo cooling. It will be painted WRB with the NACA duct left exposed and the inside of the vent a paint to carbon fade.

I'm loving your engine bay man! Nicely done, especially with the chassis stiffening!

Peace
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:43 PM   #18
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That hood is looking good!! Any update on the progress?
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:01 PM   #19
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Small update :

I think this was the trickiest part of the project. IMO I pulled it off perfect without warping anything while bending.

You have to be creative with this kind of stuff.

I clamped a 2" pipe under the hood skin where I wanted it to curve in. Took measurements from known point and made sure both ends were at the same spot.

Than I used a piece of angle aluminum piece on top.

So the hood skin is sandwiched between the pipe and angle aluminum.

Measured all points again to make sure everything is square.

Next step requires some experience and muscle because you need to curve the skin with your hands and keep things steady at the same time.

You have to bend little by little going side to side. Not in one shot.

This is the curve I ended up with.















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Old 07-08-2014, 12:54 PM   #20
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looks awesome!!
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:59 PM   #21
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Nice. Can't wait to see the finsihed product.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #22
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Any updates?
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:36 AM   #23
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Yea, I will upload some updates tonight.
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:57 PM   #24
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:55 PM   #25
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Here are some pics of the little progress.

The aluminum shroud is glued with 3M panel bond. I didn't go with welding route because the hood skin would get warped.

I still have to bend some brackets to glue the front section of the shroud. Than it is time to mold it to the hood so it looks one piece.

The edges are still rough. Everything will be nice and straight when molding it.

Also the hood got sturdier after I glued the shroud. It was getting flimsy after cutting all the supports.

















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