Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby ecotec510 » 25 May 2017 06:51

Just wanted to update everyone that was interested. The vents are now for sale. Intro pricing $400 machined finish (straight out of the machine) no polishing. Parts look great, some minor irregularities in the surfacing from using a scan model but not noticable once on a car. Includes gasket and mounting hardware, you reuse your 70-73 baffle duct.

More details on my website http://machinedspeed.com

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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 25 May 2017 11:51

Wow those look great. Can I ask you what did you use for the gasket?
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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby ecotec510 » 25 May 2017 12:06

eastbaysolo_73 wrote:Wow those look great. Can I ask you what did you use for the gasket?


EPDM rubber tubing from mcmaster carr. Mine are designed for the 6mm diameter, not sure what diameter might be best on stock vents.

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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby toylet » 25 May 2017 17:21

Can you make them out of stainless?

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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby ecotec510 » 25 May 2017 18:37

toylet wrote:Can you make them out of stainless?


Sorry, no interest in making any from stainless. Machining stainless is a whole different game than the aluminum.

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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 25 May 2017 22:38

ecotec510 wrote:
eastbaysolo_73 wrote:Wow those look great. Can I ask you what did you use for the gasket?


EPDM rubber tubing from mcmaster carr. Mine are designed for the 6mm diameter, not sure what diameter might be best on stock vents.


Thanks for the info.
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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby Mattndew76 » 26 May 2017 10:06

Why are people wondering about stainless?
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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby RMS » 26 May 2017 11:17

wouldn't that raise the CG ?
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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby toylet » 28 May 2017 19:10

Billet would be hard to keep clean. 510s never had anything billet..wouldn't the stainless vents match all the rest of the trim on the car??

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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby Mattndew76 » 31 May 2017 15:07

toylet wrote:Billet would be hard to keep clean. 510s never had anything billet..wouldn't the stainless vents match all the rest of the trim on the car??


Not billet isnt really that hard to keep clean. Aluminum can also be polished and chromed to match the trim.

Stainless is a whole different animal. Machine times would greatly increase. The weight is substantially more than alloy too.
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Re: Billet exterior c-Pillar vents in the works

Postby Cmac » 01 Jun 2017 06:14

Excellent product. look up billet aluminum sealer to protect the vents. The hot rod guys use it on rims etc.


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