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Looks awsome, and very old school muscle, you should be commended for your work, what kind of performance did you notice, if any and do you have a functional hood, air grabber with foam saround would be very awsome, anyway, looks very good. great icing on the hemi cake!!!!!!


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Thanks, I'm very pleased with the result. :gr_patrio

I have showed this at a few car shows and I have been winning. :rck:

The type of designing I did with this was kinda like taking a boat out on a lake, poking a hole in the bottom, just to learn how to swim. :crazy:

Some of it took a while, and I did have to make this from the ground up.

I have photos, you guys want to see what I went through to get this built?
...and what's next with this project?

(Warning: This could be boring. This is a ME, ME, ME type thread.)
 

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Thanks, I'm very pleased with the result. :gr_patrio

I have showed this at a few car shows and I have been winning. :rck:

The type of designing I did with this was kinda like taking a boat out on a lake, poking a hole in the bottom, just to learn how to swim. :crazy:

Some of it took a while, and I did have to make this from the ground up.

I have photos, you guys want to see what I went through to get this built?
...and what's next with this project?

(Warning: This could be boring. This is a ME, ME, ME type thread.)
I'd like to see the pics!
 

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Yes please explain...............
 

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Before, dirty and everything.

When I first bought the Bee, I liked how it looked under the hood, ...for a while.
After getting over the pain of dealing with a non-functional hood scoop, I decided to change to the fiberglass "air grabber" hood. But when I found that I "must" use the air box and buy a CAI that run the price way up, I started to design my own system that would include a steel Ram hood, and make it as close to the 1971 "Ram Charger" hood scoop, air box, and duel four Hemi air cleaner.
So the best way to get committed to a project is to spend money and hope it will all fit. :D
I sent away to Year One and bought the 71 Hemi air cleaner. (about $150.00)

More later...
 

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I am posting so I can keep up with this thread ..... I like the way you designed it but want to know how you made the air grabber cleaner mate to your intake?

By the way it is pretty sweet old school looking design :rck:
 

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Hes keeping us in suspense!!!!!
 

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Wow... Freakin awesome!
 

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yeah let see more of how you built it. and what about whater is it an issue w/ the way the air come through the hood?
 

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i dont think ne of us will think it will be booring at all! i wanna see step by step :) im just amazed on how it looks factory made :rck:
 

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i dont think ne of us will think it will be booring at all! i wanna see step by step :) im just amazed on how it looks factory made :rck:
I agree!
 

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It's kinda hard to "work" and post, so bear with me. :D
I have bored the guys on RumbleBee.org for a L-O-N-G time on this mod.

But I digress...

Then I had to get rid of everything that had to do with the old intake and put a temporary CAI in place. And install a new coolent overflow bottle. ($20)This was so I could pull it all out of the way to work and test fit the new intake.
I found a monster "industrial" 8"X8" filter, and later sent away to K&N for a filter to fit it. I found some yellow and black "Tiger Tail" heat and oil resistant hose (that looked pretty good, on a yellow and black truck.) Bought 4" steel tubing to clamp it together.
This temp set up cost about $200 to $300 bucks, but it was in place for about 8 months while I worked on this job. I feel it was well worth it, and worked great.
It did look a little Frankensteinish, but people seemed to like it, and I won my first car show with it in place.
 

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So are you still working on it?

I've always wanted to make another (hood induction) type of intake. Never had one on my Dakota. I never thought of buying something from another vehicle to start with.

99.999999999999999999999% of all vehicles around here with some sort of a HOOD SCOOP are all fake and not doing anything or even cut rhough into the hood! I think that is stupid to ever have a FAKE scoop.


That looks like it may be one really nice intake once it's done. It's also cool to be able to open the hood, and not have tubing in the way. And you have the OLD SCHOOL functional look going on. :cheers:



Got any pics of the HOOD in progress?
 

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Totally original awesome mod. You could start your own business making those. I'm sure there would be alot of members interested. Keep the pics coming.
 
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