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Old 01-09-2017, 07:37 PM   #1
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Martin at Monster Miata vented my hood for me. I had a local shop strip it and paint the bottom to match the car. I like the vintage/racy look of the bare aluminum.

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Old 01-09-2017, 09:23 PM   #2
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Didn't know Martin offered this service. Man I would like to have one.

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Old 01-10-2017, 08:49 AM   #3
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The hood looks great. I have heard that there are some hotrod shops in my area that will louver sheet metal for about $5/louver as long as it is prepped. I picked up a used hood to try this on.
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Martin's hood really is sharp looking. I too was unaware that he offered this. Calif to NC freight charges would be high I'll bet for a large alum hood.
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He sends them truck freight. It wasn't exorbitant ... I looked for an email but I delete emails too fast. I think the freight was under $200 from California to the Seattle area. Well worth it for the combination of function and looks, IMHO.
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Has anyone ever done one wth some of the vents like this?

They're relatively cheap, and I think they would look pretty good. Not quite the same as Martins though.

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I cut the holes in my hood for louvers, and ended up just liking them open....
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Has anyone ever done one wth some of the vents like this?

They're relatively cheap, and I think they would look pretty good. Not quite the same as Martins though.



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Do a search on eBay for universal hood vents. They're the ones where the pic is a black and white drawing.
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