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Old 09-11-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Fake shaker hood?

I love the look of shaker hoods and the fact that they shake with the engine, but $800 for something that gives you almost no benefits besides looks is a little redic to me. Has anybody heard or seen a place that sells a fake one, still mounts to the engine but doesnt route to the intake? I figure maybe worse comes to worse I could make a fiber glass scoop mount it to a thin piece of sheet metal and make a bracket to mount it onto the engine using bolts already on the engine. That way it shakes with the engine and still looks good.

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Old 09-11-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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With that kind of effort involved (especially with cutting a whole in your hood), you might as well go with the real deal. Just sayin'...
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$75+time>$800. I'm a broke college kid. haha And either way you have to cut the hole. I could probably just take some wire mesh to for a basic shape and use the holes as guides to connect it to the engine. That in theory would knock the price down another $30.
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Wonder how bad this will look.
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Being that no engine these days 'shakes' - the 'shakers' these days are only as good as you want them to look. CDC and Roush both make an overlay kit, but you will be cutting a hole anyway you look at it.
I've seen one person mold the Mach 1 middle section of a hood into a 94-98 hood. It looked awesome.
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I've done work with fiberglass and painting on cars before, so I'm not new to it. I do a lot of electrical design, so I'm not new to designing things either. I don't know how it would turn out. Worst case scenario is I waste $35. I can just make the scoop, and go from there on whether I would want to mount an cut a hole in the hood. It wouldnt look like the Mach 1 scoop, but it would be different.
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Being that no engine these days 'shakes'
Yeah, they don't shake. but you could loosen your motor mounts and get a good shake out of it. :-)

However, I have to admit it does look pretty cool when you rev the motor and see the motor/shaker move.
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Being that no engine these days 'shakes' - the 'shakers' these days are only as good as you want them to look. CDC and Roush both make an overlay kit, but you will be cutting a hole anyway you look at it.
I've seen one person mold the Mach 1 middle section of a hood into a 94-98 hood. It looked awesome.
My motor shakes a bit... even with the convertible mounts.
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