05-24-2019, 08:21 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Originally Posted by Bgardner
....Is the bump out reveal on the fenders a big issue to do, they look great......
I just taped off a parallelogram matching the back edge of the side panel and saber sawed them out. Then I just glassed them back in at an angle leaving the back edge open. I considered making more of the louvers but one was enough to vent heat and keep the footwell cooler.
It gives me ~16 sq in of venting on each side with one vent.
Jamie at Total Auto Body in Grafton, WI did the finish work and painting. They painted the entire car for me in 2009. I think I made the vents in 2012.
Refinishing was the bigger issue since the panel was already painted. But the paint matched perfectly. It took driving the car with and without the side panels on to realize that the foot well stayed cooler with some venting.
I played around with the idea of having more than one:
(Jamie at Total Auto Body, Grafton, WI holding the panel)
Best regards, Tom
#007 Street Rod; #2911SP Challenge Racer (Sold, 06/2010)
(Very Immature Racers of the United States)
Last edited by Tom Veale; 05-25-2019 at 01:21 PM..