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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:09 am 
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This is an idea I started toying with yesterday after scrapping my old front bar and removing the brake duct vents :)

The car is getting resprayed in a few weeks and I'm thinking about cutting holes in the front guards and mounting the brake duct vents there.

What do you think ?
I think they have the potential to look good, but could also look bad...

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They could also go like this, but I'm tending towards the first one if at all.

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Oh, and before anyone says SS commodore, plenty of cars had guard vents before them (and I would actually duct them into the engine bay for cooling)

Also keep in mind that I'm fitting BA GT sideskirts and EL GT scoop so it could go with a finned vent type theme throughtout

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:41 am 
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not those
gte some other ones, u can buy aftermarket ones..

ive seen it on two falcons before, it looks very strange but "alright", depends which u get.. theres plenty on ebay for sale especially from the states, bmw style, monaro ones, etc etc
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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:51 am 
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nah dude, just doesn't look right - too ricey for me!!

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:39 pm 
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What other styles have you seen fuz ?

Scouting ebay it looks like they mainly have the M3 style "fender vents" which I reckon wouldn't look any good with all the rest of the bits and pieces I have (and no chrome)
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There's also these scion tc vents, but I don't like them either
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Failing that they're large, chunky, tacky looking things which I can do without...

I don't have to have vents, I just thought if I've got em laying around I could make use of em :)

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:02 pm 
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haven't the new VZ SS's etc got them fitted? :?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:13 pm 
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Yep, and there's a set of VZ vents for sale on ebay at the moment but wouldn't I cop flaming from both sides. :lol:


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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:28 pm 
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its almost heresy but i do like the VZ vents
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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:48 pm 
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if ya got rid of the chrome strip and put them on it woull look good,

if the vent is functional it aint rice :)

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:13 pm 
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If you are going to go ahead with putting vents in go above or below the crease, not through it like in the second pic. It will be much easier to get it to blend in and look normal.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:22 pm 
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not a bad idea just not those vents and as long as it will sit flush with the guard (not stick out) i think it could look good
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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:19 pm 
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I actually like your first idea with teh old brake duct covers.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:24 pm 
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Yeah it's a bit hard with that crease, looking at other cars that's right about where the vents sit!

If I find an old guard laying around I might have a play with it and see how it looks. Might even take to it with the angle grinder oldskool monaro style :P

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:28 pm 
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If I find an old guard laying around I might have a play with it and see how it looks. Might even take to it with the angle grinder oldskool monaro style :P


Like just put some slits into it?
Here's an idea, you know the crease that runs through it, what you you grind into that, and so the crease actually becomes a vent? Kinda get what I mean? Might be able to blend it in...

 

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