Register My Garage Arcade V.I.P Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read
Go Back   my6thgen.org - Maxima Forum > my6thgen.org - Very Useful Information > How To's & DIY Mods > Intakes, Headers & Exhaust

Reply
ExclamationThis thread is more than 150+ days old. If you still feel it is necessary to bump this thread, you have the permission to do so. Please click the checkbox below and post your reply.
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-05-2011, 10:08 PM   Thread Starter #1
Newbie
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
bone-daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Official Member #: 1973
Last Online: 05-07-2013 04:04 AM
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 14

Reputation Level: 0
bone-daddy is on a distinguished road

Participation Level: 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
Default How to Build A Heat Shield For A Short Ram Intake

Ok so I have a fujita CAI on my 04 SE, but my splash guard was broken a few winters ago, which a) I am too cheap to buy a new one, and b) makes getting at my air filter a LOT easier, but it also lets water in if I go through a car wash with and underbody sprayer, so to remedy this, I built my own heat/water shield, and this is how I did it.

What you will need:
sheet metal or equivalent
a rivet gun and rivets
a drill bit sized for your rivets
something to cut the metal (snips, saw, cutting wheel)
vice
paint (optional)
a grinder (optional)

I did the initial cutting before I figured I should take pics, but mainly this is how I did it.

Step 1:

First you must cut your main shield portion, I don't have measurements but this is easily figured out by holding your filter next to the metal and seeing how tall you want your shield, once you cut it to that size, wrap it around your filter and see how far around you want it to go.

Step 2:

Now you need to cut the strips to rivet onto it, I would recommend starting with at least a 3 inch strip, mine were just shy of that and I wish I had made some longer ones, so I could put two rivets in each, but alas, I didn't.

Step 3:

Once you have your strips, put them in a vice and then bend them into an sort of Z shape, with the end that attaches under the hose clamp only a slight bit larger than the width of the hose clamp, and if you can, put a slight bend on the very tip so it can't slip out of the clamp. Test the fit by hooking the strips into the clamp while on the filter and hold the shield up before the next step.

Step 4:

Drill your holes and rivet the strips to the heat shield. Make sure the drill bit is the correct size for the rivets you have, if the drill bit came from a case where they slide into a metal index, you can test the rivet but sliding it in, you do not want any play for a secure fit.

you should now have something like this;

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

And if you please, you are done! However, I was not please, so I painted mine with truck bed liner. Also note I rounded off all edges with a bench grinder since I used 1/8 inch aluminum and a cutoff wheel on an angle grinder to cut my pieces, which left nasty edges.

Click the image to open in full size.

Total cost of this was $0.00, I used an old sign backing for the aluminum, borrowed the rivet gun/rivets, and had the bed liner in the shop.

Last edited by bone-daddy; 08-05-2011 at 10:13 PM.
bone-daddy is offline   Send a private message to bone-daddy Find more posts by bone-daddy Add bone-daddy to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Old 08-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
Senior Moderator
The Capital's 6th Gen
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
officerfrasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Official Member #: 1765
Last Online: 06-01-2018 10:32 AM
Location: Frankfort, KY 40601
Posts: 13,375

Reputation Level: 58
officerfrasher has a spectacular aura aboutofficerfrasher has a spectacular aura aboutofficerfrasher has a spectacular aura about

Participation Level: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

My Awards:
Member of the Month (M.O.T.M)  


/ Point Value: 10

Supporting Family Member  


/ Point Value: 10

Official Ride  


/ Point Value: 10

Spotlight Ride Of The Month  


/ Point Value: 5

Default Re: How to Build A Heat Shield For A Short Ram Intake

Thanks for the write up.

FYI - http://my6thgen.org/showthread.php?t=4838
Dislikes: (2)
KCMAXX (08-05-2011), smittybizzle (01-21-2012)
officerfrasher is offline   Send a private message to officerfrasher Find more posts by officerfrasher Add officerfrasher to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Old 08-05-2011, 10:16 PM   Thread Starter #3
Newbie
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
bone-daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Official Member #: 1973
Last Online: 05-07-2013 04:04 AM
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 14

Reputation Level: 0
bone-daddy is on a distinguished road

Participation Level: 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
Default Re: How To Build A Heat Shield For A Short Ram Intake

ah geez, sorry, thanks for fixing it, won't happen again.
bone-daddy is offline   Send a private message to bone-daddy Find more posts by bone-daddy Add bone-daddy to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Old 08-05-2011, 11:20 PM   #4
Wheel/Tire Master

my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
KCMAXX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Official Member #: 108
Last Online: 07-25-2018 11:34 AM
Posts: 1,280

Reputation Level: 24
KCMAXX will become famous soon enoughKCMAXX will become famous soon enough

Participation Level: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

My Awards:
Banner of The Month  


/ Point Value: 10

V.I.P Member  


/ Point Value: 15

Spotlight Ride Of The Month  


/ Point Value: 5

Honorable Ride  


/ Point Value: 5

Default Re: How To Build A Heat Shield For A Short Ram Intake

Looks good. I cut my F5 and bought a shield from R2C.

Click the image to open in full size.


Old pics, but you get the idea...
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
REAR STRUT BARS F/S, PM FOR DETAILS
√ MY THREADS IN THE WHEELS/TIRES F/S SECTION
KCMAXX is offline   Send a private message to KCMAXX Find more posts by KCMAXX Add KCMAXX to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Old 08-05-2011, 11:26 PM   #5
Senior Moderator
The Capital's 6th Gen
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
officerfrasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Official Member #: 1765
Last Online: 06-01-2018 10:32 AM
Location: Frankfort, KY 40601
Posts: 13,375

Reputation Level: 58
officerfrasher has a spectacular aura aboutofficerfrasher has a spectacular aura aboutofficerfrasher has a spectacular aura about

Participation Level: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

My Awards:
Member of the Month (M.O.T.M)  


/ Point Value: 10

Supporting Family Member  


/ Point Value: 10

Official Ride  


/ Point Value: 10

Spotlight Ride Of The Month  


/ Point Value: 5

Default Re: How to Build A Heat Shield For A Short Ram Intake

Originally Posted by bone-daddy View Post
ah geez, sorry, thanks for fixing it, won't happen again.
No problem! And thank you.
officerfrasher is offline   Send a private message to officerfrasher Find more posts by officerfrasher Add officerfrasher to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Old 08-06-2011, 12:05 AM   Thread Starter #6
Newbie
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
bone-daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Official Member #: 1973
Last Online: 05-07-2013 04:04 AM
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 14

Reputation Level: 0
bone-daddy is on a distinguished road

Participation Level: 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
Default Re: How To Build A Heat Shield For A Short Ram Intake

Originally Posted by KCMAXX View Post
Looks good. I cut my F5 and bought a shield from R2C.
.

Damn that looks like such a nice engine bay, I wish it was possible to keep mine clean but living on a gravel road makes it impossible. I never contemplated cutting my intake, but that would totally solve my water issue and still be easy to get to the filter. How did you make up for the larger diameter at the end of the intake tube?
bone-daddy is offline   Send a private message to bone-daddy Find more posts by bone-daddy Add bone-daddy to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Members And 1 Guests)
 
Thread Tools


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:18 PM.