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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-06-2015, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Todays quick project. Heat vents!

After noticing how much heat is contained under the engine cover, I decided to pop a couple heat vents in it to get some of that heat into the cab during the winter. 1 3/4" hole saw in my cordless and some stupid glue was all the tools I needed. Took.... Maybe 15 minutes. I pulled the cover to do it, but really didn't need to. Oh ya, removed the decal from the top too. Actually, that was the worse part.
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Yes indeed, that decal is meant to stay! I think I had over half a day on mine! The heat vents look good, where did you find them?

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After noticing how much heat is contained under the engine cover, I decided to pop a couple heat vents in it to get some of that heat into the cab during the winter. 1 3/4" hole saw in my cordless and some stupid glue was all the tools I needed. Took.... Maybe 15 minutes. I pulled the cover to do it, but really didn't need to. Oh ya, removed the decal from the top too. Actually, that was the worse part.
Great idea Bryan can you close them for summer riding

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Great idea Bryan can you close them for summer riding
Yep, I can! I'm going to add 2 to my floor console and open up the front foot well to the run a hose up towards the front, to draw cool air from behind the radiator, into cab. These are the vents I used. It was cheaper to buy them in the assembly and remove them, than it was to buy the individual vents. Ebay.... $7.00 for the assembly. I think individual vents were 11.00
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Not a bad idea to run a hose to the front to draw cool air in, at least it would be fairly clean drawing from the front! Thanks for the tip!

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Last night I almost bought a XTZ hood scoop to open up and make functional for this. Almost! I just bought (yep, more $ out) a VDP soft top w/o rear window. Mine has the plastic window, last summer it was rolled up all the time and since parts are getting hard to find for the square tubes, I thought I better buy one to save the wear and tear on the one that's on it. $64 shipped, Ebay.
Here is where I bought the vents.... 5 63" x 2 13" 143mm x 54mm Double Air Vent Louver Panel for Auto A C | eBay
I see he updated his price, a little bit.
I could have square cut and used the bezel, but I wanted a factory look.
For the cool air vents, I have several boat bilge blowers laying around. I'll put one in line of the hose and be able to suck cooler air in. Wife wants the boat running by the weekend, so I changed gears. That only takes 1/2 an hour to un-winterize and uncover. It can have a river bath!

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Sounds like a plan! I've seen the clear plastic material at (again) Jo Ann Fabrics, but not sure how it would hold up!

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Not a bad idea to run a hose to the front to draw cool air in, at least it would be fairly clean drawing from the front! Thanks for the tip!

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Yep, I can! I'm going to add 2 to my floor console and open up the front foot well to the run a hose up towards the front, to draw cool air from behind the radiator, into cab. These are the vents I used. It was cheaper to buy them in the assembly and remove them, than it was to buy the individual vents. Ebay.... $7.00 for the assembly. I think individual vents were 11.00
Great Idea Bryan.

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The wife and I just took the Prowler for a drive to look over the tornado damage from last night. She had her heat vent open and said she could really feel the heat coming through, said it felt good! Now if she noticed it, hell, they must work! And they do! When your moving you can really feel it. Kinda trickles up when your stopped, but its there... I may add a few more when I figure out my arm rest padding. Another project!

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