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Old 10-17-2018, 12:17 PM   #29
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Waaaaay more eloquent than I would have been
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You didn't have to take anything personally.
Good to know that NASA had their brightest engineers on the job for this though since we don't want our hoods ripping off or stuck open coming in on re-entry.
I thought we were just having fun, no need to take it personally, right?

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I also made a perfectly functioning oil catch can for about $20 instead of $300 that's been on now for a couple years doing exactly what the ones that cost 15x the amount does if anybody else wants to bite on that one.
Sweet! Can you make one for me? I'll pay you $25. That's a 25% profit, which I think is pretty generous. PM me so we can work out the shipping and payment details.
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OP, get the Grimmspeed. I've bought cheap ebay ones that rusted within a year. I live in California. Not worth it imo

@GrimmSpeed are good guys. They take more care creating packaging for their items then the ebay designed parts
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I have zero doubt that a perfectly functioning and appearing set up could be made for under $50 by buying the components. I have seen many such things done that were indistinguishable from a top line set. No it is not as simple as buying some parts and slapping them on but it is still fully doable and if you invest some time and labour to do it well it can save some cash.


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When there are reasonably priced pre made kits out there then why bother? Yes, you pay more but you also don't have to mess around. I personally am willing to pay a higher price for something from a reputable vendor based on customer service and warranty. They are going to make sure that it isn't going to rust in a year and if it does I would hope they will make it right.
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I thought we were just having fun, no need to take it personally, right?

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Bravo!


I will add that fit/finish are top notch. Excellent integration with existing structure.
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Sweet! Can you make one for me? I'll pay you $25. That's a 25% profit, which I think is pretty generous. PM me so we can work out the shipping and payment details.
I can tell you how to make it for free and it might take an half hour to do so but something tells me you already spent the $300 and are just making a funny.
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I can tell you how to make it for free and it might take an half hour to do so but something tells me you already spent the $300 and are just making a funny.
I don't want to make it myself. I've got other things I'd rather spend my money on. Therefore I am willing to pay someone to make one for me. I'll PayPal you $25 for one.
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I will add that fit/finish are top notch. Excellent integration with existing structure.
Shit , now I want some. More bolt-ons. I was happy with my little rod.
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I don't want to make it myself. I've got other things I'd rather spend my money on. Therefore I am willing to pay someone to make one for me. I'll PayPal you $25 for one.
I am currently in the middle of crocheting together a car cover out of old discarded bathroom rugs so my time is limited right now.
You can still Paypal the $25 though if it's burning a hole in your pocket. I will buy some lottery tickets and if I win I will give you 25% of the winnings.

I think when I get some free time, I will take a crack at coming up with a hood strut set and I will for sure post it in here. Since I do in fact have all the necessary
tools ("drill, bits, and saw") including a welder if needed if I want to get fancy, it shouldn't be much of a thing.
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I have the @GrimmSpeed hood struts and they work like a dream. They look good too! The little rod sucks if you're opening the hood all the time at track to help cool the engine. They work well in high winds too.

After this thread I'm going to buy their cold air intake
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I think when I get some free time, I will take a crack at coming up with a hood strut set and I will for sure post it in here. Since I do in fact have all the necessary
tools ("drill, bits, and saw") including a welder if needed if I want to get fancy, it shouldn't be much of a thing.
Be sure to keep track of the time you spend on that project, and the cost of all the tools used so that we can do a proper analysis of the total cost of the project at the end of it
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Be sure to keep track of the time you spend on that project, and the cost of all the tools used so that we can do a proper analysis of the total cost of the project at the end of it
Will do. I have at my disposal a fully furnished metal fabrication shop as well as my pretty good assortment of tools at home so it's just going to be the struts and a little time for the mount.
I never said everybody should all do it themselves if they don't have the capability/time/tools/etc but I don't foresee this really being a strain to get on the first shot. It's pretty much one of
the easier things on a car that can be fabricated at home with a couple purchases online. This isn't like making a new headlight or seat here. 90% of what we need is right off Amazon.
Maybe if you live in an apartment with no space/tools and have never even touched a wrench to an engine this might seem like easier to just drop the cash but I think coming up with a hood
strut kit here is like taunting a baker to make a chocolate chip cookie since it is so difficult.

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I was happy with my little rod.
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