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Author Topic: Removal of Sky hood vents  (Read 5155 times)

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Removal of Sky hood vents
« on: December 14, 2012, 10:57:40 AM »
Does anyone know how to remove the hood vents on the sky/gt ?

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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 11:41:40 AM »
sawzall works best!





Use a heat gun and push them out. They are just body taped/glued into the hood. a little heat and a push from the bottom side should get them out.
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 11:47:56 AM »
sawzall works best!





Use a heat gun and push them out. They are just body taped/glued into the hood. a little heat and a push from the bottom side should get them out.
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 12:06:34 PM »
I haven't tried this but I hear hitting a deer will work, what do you think Shiny?
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 11:09:59 PM »
sawzall works best!





Use a heat gun and push them out. They are just body taped/glued into the hood. a little heat and a push from the bottom side should get them out.

If its the same stuff they used at the Wilmington Plant . once it Hardens it was hell to get loose . Was like a Glue weld
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 03:49:47 AM »
As far as I know the hood vents can't be removed without breaking them.
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 04:07:36 PM »
Kelu Its like S/A stated Just hit a Deer or something the same size with Impack
 
 You know how it works " Murphy's Law " What you hope won't happen WILL
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 06:29:04 PM »
Kelu Its like S/A stated Just hit a Deer or something the same size with Impack
 
 You know how it works " Murphy's Law " What you hope won't happen WILL

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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2012, 04:02:36 PM »
I would think a little C4 in the right place would get those off in an instant
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2012, 04:35:34 PM »
I would think a little C4 in the right place would get those off in an instant

Is that something you happen to have laying around?  Good luck shipping that to Arabas.
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2012, 09:30:51 PM »
Is that something you happen to have laying around?  Good luck shipping that to Arabas.

S/A I'm sure they have C-4 or WD40 or something that will Cut the Glue or what ever Over There
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2012, 09:59:06 PM »
C4 is nothing like WD40 Bobby.  :roll:
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2012, 11:36:47 PM »
OK  , I was thinking of the penetrating CRC . Want to desolve it or loosen it not Put it in Orbit . With C-4 It is Best to remove Hood from Car .   :nuts:     :sorry:
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012, 03:57:52 PM »
C4 is nothing like WD40 Bobby.  :roll:
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2012, 09:04:20 PM »
It frees rusted fasteners....
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2012, 10:52:05 PM »
Had to remove one. only way is a little heat &  a good hard push.from the backside. Be careful to not damage the area around the opening. D40 may help but will make a mess. You may need new retainer plugs for the hood blanket as they damage easy.Also there  are 3 nuts to remove . it is very easy to snap off the plastic nut retainer pins.
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2012, 02:02:45 AM »
They make a panel popper to remove the retainers off the hood pins to get to the back of the hood .
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2012, 03:35:30 AM »
Had to remove one. only way is a little heat &  a good hard push.from the backside. Be careful to not damage the area around the opening. D40 may help but will make a mess. You may need new retainer plugs for the hood blanket as they damage easy.Also there  are 3 nuts to remove . it is very easy to snap off the plastic nut retainer pins.
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2013, 05:03:12 AM »
For the record.
Open the hood, remove the underhood blanket push pins and the blanket.
Each vent has two round clips that secure it in place. Remove these. Be carefull they are easy to brake.
Once you have them removed, close the hood.
Mask tape around the vents.
Stick a cutter between the hood and the vent and slide it around the vent to cut the glue tape.
Carefully use a screwdriver to push it off.
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2013, 01:23:31 AM »
I wouldn't take a cutter anywhere near my hood. When I took mine off I used some fishing line.

Heating them up sounds like a good idea too so maybe heating them up and using fishing line would work pretty good

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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2013, 11:02:55 AM »
I wouldn't take a cutter anywhere near my hood. When I took mine off I used some fishing line.

Heating them up sounds like a good idea too so maybe heating them up and using fishing line would work pretty good

What size hook?
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2013, 11:11:37 AM »
I think your going to need a bigger boat GJ
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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2013, 11:50:56 PM »
I think your going to need a bigger boat GJ

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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2013, 06:43:48 AM »
I haven't tried this but I hear hitting a deer will work, what do you think Shiny?

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Re: Removal of Sky hood vents
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2013, 01:33:59 PM »
Sorry, I suppose I should have asked Miller.
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