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Old 09-13-2019, 07:04 AM
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Absolutely astounding! I could only dream of doing something like that. Great Job!
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:54 AM
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That looks fantastic, Mike! So much shape in that bonnet.
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:06 AM
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Great job Mike
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:48 AM
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Lots of hours in that hood. Hours well spent!

Looks great thanks for posting it here!

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Old 10-05-2019, 08:54 AM
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I've been thinking about different trimming of the hot air extractors. Maybe slots instead of mesh screen or just this single trim bar.
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Old 10-05-2019, 02:27 PM
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Mike,

This is absolutely awesome what you have done !! your work is amazing.
May I suggest looking at the XK120 grill for an inspiration. It kind of fits the opening you have and would look real good on this car, In my opinion. I'm a bit partial to the British cars as I have MG and Morris Minor cars, either way keep up the great work.

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Old 10-05-2019, 07:31 PM
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I like the overall vent and the single bar, Mike but at a a glance my instant reaction is I'm not immediately liking/understanding that mesh. The mesh looks small at the big end compared to the small end. A couple more bars might look better & easier to understand quickly.

What's visible through the vent opening? Mechanical parts, ductwork, ? If it's cool stuff, I would lean more towards bars and treating more like a window.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:33 PM
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Clint, I think I'll try 3 bars with no mesh. The screen mesh is consistent, but agree there's some illusion going on. I'll try several different treatments.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:49 PM
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I like the mesh. I think the entire vent is very British. The mesh is a spin from a Bentley. A single bar is not too busy and is much like an Aston Martin.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:50 PM
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Good eye Rick! The openings are similar to the Aston Martin Vulcan. The shape is tweeked a bit to better match the shape of my scoops. I may try to darken the screen, but that will be finalized after paint. I am pretty happy with it as is. Could it be better? This is an easy change.
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