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thumpin cat
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posted 04-06-2002 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thumpin cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i was putting on the cowl induction hood scoop on my car this weekend and i used rivets to secure it down, the problem is as i got to the front of the scoop it did not want to stay down so i could rivet it, it seems as if it wont flex down to the contour of the hood, i really dont know what to do i defenently dont want to leave it like this, is there any way i can apply something to the fiberglass to sofen it up so i can make it contour to the hood then rivet it down? please help me out and let me know what i can do to make this work thanks a lot

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steve'66
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posted 04-09-2002 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where are our fiberglass experts?

I'm not one of them, but would heat work?


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RPM289
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posted 04-09-2002 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RPM289   Click Here to Email RPM289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How much of a gap is there? Depending on the thickness of the rivet flange you may be able to contour the scoop to the hood by sanding or grinding away part of the flange along each side to allow a better fit.

Later,
Mike

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-09-2002 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I understand you correctly, it sounds like you've bunched it up as you riveted it. If it's U shaped, you probably should have started in the front and worked your way back.

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Fastymz
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posted 04-09-2002 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
If I understand you correctly, it sounds like you've bunched it up as you riveted it. If it's U shaped, you probably should have started in the front and worked your way back.


Thats what I was thinking too.But that dose not help thumpin cat now.Unless you want to remove all the rivets.And start from the front and work your way back.Thats what I'd do.

SCOOP

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-09-2002 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If that's what happened that's the only thing to do.

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bluestreek
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posted 04-09-2002 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YEP! You have to start from the front and let it spread gradually for the contour of the hood. They're a real pain.

BS

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