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I need to cut my hood to make clearance for a taller intake, my bodyman is afraid that the aluminum hood may do weird distortions if he cuts into the center of it. I have not found a hood I really like, so was just cut the hood kind of like you would have to for a 6-71 blower.
 

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haven't done it ..... sorry.

but where can some pictures of your chin spoiler can be seen?
just saw it on your profile pic and it looks like this thing looks awesome
 

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Yes i've cut thru the hood on mine, to make the TA hood scoop functional, i had to cut two openings on either side of the middle support brace. In my case i did not cut through it like you would to have a 671 blower stick through the hood, I suppose you could and it shouldn't warp anything if you were careful doing it. I don't think i'd try using a simple jigsaw like i used on mine (drilled 6 holes, then used the saw to cut through each panel in between the holes) there was a little warpage on the long cut on the outside edges, i believe there are two layers of metal and i didn't have the hood clamped down while cutting, and may have slowed down the speed during longer cuts, under the hoodscoop you can't tell but as the picture below shows you'd have to be carefull to avoid a wavy edge. The center part is where the center brace is, you could cut through this, but i'd probably recommend reinforcing the edges to provide support after the cut was made. Not sure if the cut would adversely affect structural integrity.

 

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Lukester...I had the front splitter fabricated by a local race shop. Real pain since the under side isn't flat. It appears it would be a lot easier to add to the 2011 spoiler.
 

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Warlock...thanks for the info. I am trying to locate a damaged hood to do a practice run.
I need a finished edge as I didn't want to add a scoop over the opening I create. I just want a tight clean cut that will fit around the top of the sheet metal intake, leaving just the few inches of intake protruding...painted matte black to match my hood.
 
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