View Full Version : Custome air intake filter box

06-20-2010, 09:33 AM
Looking over the White Terror, I see that Chris's intake box is actually fit within the corner and not covering as I initially thought.

Not wanting to have a ram air intake forever, I started messing with some aluminum sheets I had laying around while waiting for funds to free up.

I have 3 different fuse boxes where the battery and stock airbox sit in the st162.

http://ourlewisfamily.net/gallery/../content/g1/Jasmine/normal_battery_relocation3.JPG (http://ourlewisfamily.net/gallery/../content/g1/Jasmine/battery_relocation3.JPG)

The one is visible, then there is the AC box by the white plug, and the battery inline fuse I have placed right now by the strut tower.

I am thinking of doing a cover that runs from the strut tower nut down to the front of the car, and then a side panel that blocks it off from the engine. It will remain open on the front and fender side for fresh air.


I will be painting/powercoating/covering that so it's not just the plain aluminum color, but after looking at that picture a few times I don't think it's going to turn out visibly appealing.

Any suggestions/comments? Should I just finish the fab and mock it up to see how it comes out?

06-21-2010, 06:10 PM
Yeah, I went with more of a 'fitted' approach. I think from an aesthetics point of view, fitting it nicely around the strut tower and curving with the rad support bracket looks best. I'm not sure it would be easy to make it look good by trying to mount on those bolt holes, even though they may seem convenient.

For me, I built the side plate 1st, used an L shaped Aluminum stock from Home Depot as my upper mount. That allowed me to bolt the top cover to the L bracket as well.

06-23-2010, 05:38 PM
If I am mocking stuff up I use posterboard material or thin cardboard like used in cereal boxes. I don't like to waste good material or scratch it up during the mock up process. Then when you find the shapes you want, copy them to the material you plan on cutting.

I would have started with the vertical walls first, then fabbed a top and bottom to seal it up to the fender (while leaving the front open of course). Add some tabs to the vertical walls to have it bolt up too. You can get some nice edging material to put along the edge of the aluminum since the design won't be a solid airbox.

06-24-2010, 10:10 AM
this is the filter box i am knocking up....fibreglass... just starting so it will be better then pictured in the end... this is just the beginning process




sorry bout the insanely pic pics...... cant make em smaller

06-24-2010, 10:30 AM
fibrewizard: if you upload to the Gallery here it'll resize for you automatically :)

I'm ditching this idea, scraping the whole setup I'm going for. I'll be going for a more cleaner build later when I have more time & patience to do so. This was just a quick 'I have this metal and I can do this...' idea. I need to get a good mockup to go around all the fuse boxes and crap in that corner.

Thanks for the suggestions guys.