So it’s been a couple weeks in the works with this trying to make that hood. Scoop and i’ll show you more that in a minute, but before we put the body back on uh, these headers are from rc four wheel. Drive um they’ve been out for quite a while, i just flat black painted them and i don’t have enough screws. I put three on each side. I use all my scale small scale hardware on the other projects with the v8s and yeah. Luckily i had a few to do it still so now, we’ve got the edelbrock accessory kit plugs and wires headers. I added the uh water neck, which a little teeny tiny piece of metal with two screws: it’s 16 shipped it’s ridiculous, but whatever it’s hard to hard to find that stuff right now and uh yeah. I luckily i had a piece of the rc4 drive radiator hose set. I think that came with the actual radiator um i don’t remember it’s been a while since i bought it. I haven’t used the radiator on anything. If we do ever take this truck to a full hoodless thing, we have that, but it does have a little hose, clamp and everything. So that was the last one i had. I used another one on the tank track rat rod back there, so i did modify the headers a little bit to clear the floorboard they’re, not perfectly true to scale. They do set up a little bit too high on this chassis.
They come out straight right here, but it yeah all intensive purposes it works, so i got the plug wires back in the best. I could they’re still not staying great and the routing’s a mess, but the way the body sets. I need this extra slack, so it can push down and mess everything else up. So let’s put the body back on and see what that scoop looks all right, so the second scoop came out drastically different as far as the patina goes i’m, not sure why i did the same process same sheet of metal and everything but uh i don’t know. First time i did that on the second piece it didn’t rest very well, so i re dipped it that may have had something to do with it, but i’m digging it. You can see that v8 in there. You can see our radiator hose. Now. Let me lower you down, so we got a good old rusty metal, um where’s, the first one, the first one i made. I really like the finish on it and i wasn’t thinking when i bent it. I made it all up and i set it up. There. I’M, like yeah, it looks cool. How am i going to attach it? So? My second idea was to make some tabs and leave them hanging off the edge here, so i could mount it from underneath use some scale bolts and just drill some holes because it’s just a dirty nasty rock crawler weekend warrior truck nothing uh, nothing pretty! Let me lower it down a little more, so you can see there.
The breather sticks up perfectly it’s the perfect height i’m digging it that that’s very. I took the all the inspiration for this head scoop off of the uh general mayhem, roadkill the charger. The original version of it they are doing i’m. I follow all those guys on instagram and stuff they’re, putting the general mayhem back to the motorhome engine, getting away with the hellcat bs on it. It kind of seemed like it took all the fun out of the car, so excited to see that but anyways i’m digging this. I hope you guys enjoyed the video my weathering stuff with that real metal. I just this is this sheet metal uh? 14. 16 gauge. I don’t remember stuff: you buy home depot in the sheets, it’s, nothing special, just regular sheet metal. It does have like a zinc coating or some galvanizing kind of thing on it, so that’s why i did have to sand it down and grind it and wire wheel. It and stuff just to expose the bare metal, so the rusting stuff will work i’ve mixed that in a pot i mean doesn’t matter, i’ve used the sink before it will mess up your chrome drains and faucets and stuff just fyi, but uh. I just put a tiny little splash of water and oh i’d, say two parts: hydrogen peroxide to three parts: vinegar, white, distilled vinegar, something like that: yeah there’s, no exact ratio to it and let it soak you’ll, see rust and stuff in the water, like you saw In the time lapse there at the beginning and uh try not to touch the rusty surface, pull it out and just let it dry and it’ll rust up and do all its magic and then you’ll end up with something like that and it will come off.
But it’s real rust, you know real metal, so that’s what you get so i’m gon na wrap this video up here guys.