Dual lightweight air box

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  1. Wsho

    Wsho SHO Member Supporting Member

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    I started this project Friday I'm now 85% complete in producing dual intake airboxs. This Saturday I'll be running the first test run on two different kinds of materials thickness. The new Air boxes will be lightweight ABS plastic 1/8" and 1/4" will be testing the two to see its durability. Plus I will be designing a snorkel for more air to flow into the box and will be designing a closure of the box so no HOT air from the engine bay gets into the box..

    Here's a few pics of my project

    First template in black then transferred it to wood for more precise cutouts on the plastic sheet.
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    Front filter support so it doesn't put stress on filter for more stability. still working on that.
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    FiveLeeter918 Ortiz Performance Sales Supporting Member

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    Tearing it up with these projects! You've got more free time than me I just swipe my card and hope I have time to install.
     
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    Wsho SHO Member Supporting Member

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    Oh I have those to parts all over the place need to be installed
     
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    Following. I want to see how this turns out.

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    Same here buddy.
     
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    I feel ya'!

    Can't wait to see how this turns out!
     
  7. Wsho

    Wsho SHO Member Supporting Member

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    Worked on making the templates for the air-Ram kit today. Here's a few pics of today's adventure.
    First pictures cutting open the restricted air vent.
    Second picture shows the air going right into the air box.
    Third picture shows a complete setup where the air goes through the grill shooting up into the air box. Then the top half of the grill and Hood has about an 1" gap. But can get about 2" if I cut a notch off the top part of the grill above the blue tape.

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    FiveLeeter918 Ortiz Performance Sales Supporting Member

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    Loving the scoop. If you could find someone to do that in CF or even glass I'd be all over it.
     
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    Wsho SHO Member Supporting Member

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    All my material should be coming in by this weekend. I will be doing it in ABS plastic.
    What is CF?
     
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    Carbon fiber.
     
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    Do it in plastic then hydrodip it in CF
     
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    that'd be cool too
     
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    Okay here's the update I formed everything out got a template just waiting for my shipment of plastic to come in which got lost in FedEx delivery this week . it's a two piece air ram kit I guess it would be called. The one piece goes down in the grill next to the left headlight this is not compatible with stock grills. The second piece will go right on top of the bottom piece cutting is required on the car as you'll see in the pictures. I'm reconfiguring the airbox so it'll connect to the top piece of the air ram system.
    I have everything ready to go made The Jig to melt and bend the plastic.
    Here's some pictures let me know what you think.. the last 3 pictures are the template.. 1585440367191908543336.jpg IMG-0308.jpg IMG-0309.jpg 60712094835--1F28D8B4-2F1A-47DF-BD2E-EA8205B1543C.JPG 60712093576--B9CE3406-5757-45FB-B9D3-E2CF80A3AB41.JPG IMG-0314.jpg IMG-0318.jpg
     
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    I think it's fricken pretty damn cool
     
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    Can't wait to see it executed. Looking good thus far.
     
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    Love your skills and can’t wait to see the finished product!
     
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    skyshadow07 On a mission to get below 4000lbs

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    Cool stuff, If you could get this onto a sketch diagram, I could get it cut out of sheet metal.
     
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    Okay today I finished the top part of the air ram. The first prototype air ram scoop for SHO 15857161195771581110324.jpg 20200331_175401.jpg 20200331_175407.jpg
     
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    skyshadow07 On a mission to get below 4000lbs

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    I'll take that off your hands... lol
     

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