Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
March 14, 2017 11:53 a.m.

Our project Mustang GT got some functioning hood vents thanks to Trackspec Motorsports. Follow along as we show you how to do a DIY hood vent installation.

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GameboyRMH MegaDork
March 14, 2017 12:45 p.m.

@18:20 See what I've been saying about Sharpies to fix black trim? It works.

@26:50/30:19 Alternative: Replace the stupid clamp thing with a string or small chain. Can't keep you from clamping down, and still lets you hold the rivet tool closed for storage.

dean1484 MegaDork
March 14, 2017 1:56 p.m.

Shouldn't you lift the hood up a bit while drilling? I know that with my luck I would hit a fuel line or damage a sensor or somthing.

mad_machine MegaDork
March 14, 2017 6:06 p.m.

I need to add some to my Disco.

JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
March 15, 2017 9:56 a.m.
dean1484 wrote: Shouldn't you lift the hood up a bit while drilling? I know that with my luck I would hit a fuel line or damage a sensor or somthing.

We did, Dean. There were a couple chunks of 2 x 4 holding it up a few inches (high than our drill bit was long, anyway), and specially constructed towels keeping dust off of the engine.

Dr. Hess MegaDork
March 18, 2017 9:53 a.m.

Never put your hand behind what you're drilling.

mad_machine MegaDork
March 19, 2017 8:12 a.m.
Dr. Hess wrote: Never put your hand behind what you're drilling.

or your hootis, as a co-worker who was drilling some wood on his lap found out the hard way when it broke through. Later he drilled his knee doing something similar further away from his crotch. It's a good thing he usually drives a desk

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