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Old 02-11-2009, 09:09 AM
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Custom LS1 Engine Cover

I am finishing up on my 37 Ford and trying to find a cool engine cover for my LS1. I have seen some that have a hump in the middle with vents where the cold air intake rolls up and under the cover. If anybody knows of a source I would appreciate it. I am thinking they are all cutom built by the fabricator, but it seems like there would be a market for those cool pieces.

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Probably fabricated. I used the forward section of a junk 41 Ford hood, and the center trunk lid trim from a '51 Pontiac sedan to make the cover for the LS1 in my '51 Pontiac wagon. Valve covers from a 331 Hemi cover the coil packs, which I think looks better than the exposed coils. I have no excuse whatsoever for not having the cover painted, nor boots around thr fake plug holes, but, it's a start! Now, if I could only find a photo...
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:36 PM
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Fabricated I'm quite sure, but easily done with fiberglass and urethane foam board. Use the urethane foam board to flesh it out then cover it with glass cloth and resin. Pop it off the foam and rough sand it, smear it with filler and smooth it out to paint.

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Ok

Custom fab it is. I like the old hood idea. I think a combo of some old sheet metal and some new glass will get it done. Thanks
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