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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by model A hooligan, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
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    Dave Mc

  2. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    With the arrival of Hot weather, I figured I would bump this one up....
  3. dkendall
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 101

    Member Emeritus

    Built mine in two pieces top and bottom so fan or waterpump can be removed if necessary.

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  4. refyred
    Joined: Mar 10, 2010
    Posts: 6

    from so. nevada

    I used 22ga sheet and a couple hoops of cold rolled with a MRK VIII fan


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  5. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,895


    Some very nice shrouds shown. Here is one I did for an OT Nova. I made a frame with some scrap wood and foam board. I covered the frame with some plastic wrap) to keep the resin from soaking into the frame), then stretched a piece of cloth over the form and tacked in in place making sure it is pulled tight. I brushed the cloth with fiberglass resin. Once it was dry, I removed it from the form, trimmed it, then laid up several more layers of fiberglass cloth. This method would work to build interior panels, and many other thing.

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    Joined: Nov 6, 2002
    Posts: 3,748


    Pure genius! I need to make a fan shroud right about now and THIS is the answer.
  7. Oldie/goodie.
  8. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,022


    Here is mine that I made for my avatar . Made out of flat sheet bent up on a brake and embossed on an ewheel.. Bill
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    fiberglass over fabric stretched over a foam buck - nothing fancy but it works Shroud of Touring.JPG
    Used existing rad mounting bolts and made some angle brackets for mounting
  10. The is the fiberglass one I made for the Mysterion project. I used a sprint car radiator, 16" fan. Since it is located under an interior panel, virtually no room.

    radiator fan shruod 2.JPG radiator fan shruod 3.JPG radiator fan shruod 4.JPG P1010587.JPG radiator fan shroud 8.JPG
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  11. LBCD
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
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    Just a simple aluminum shroud but it works great.[​IMG][​IMG]
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  12. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,328

    from Essex, Ma.

  13. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,576


    Please show us more pictures and tell us how you made that amazing shroud!
  14. a50merc
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 992


    When & if it gets Warm or Hot again I will think about getting
    a Shroud until than I will Drive the Car.!

    just my 3.5 cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
  15. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,328

    from Essex, Ma.

    Unfortunately, I don't have any construction photos. I have to admit that I got the idea from a thread here on the HAMB, from a guy who was re-doing an Orange '32 5W for a customer, and he used an aluminum cake pan. So i went to a bakery supply company, bought a sheet cake pan, and gave it to Ron Gagnon at New England Rod Shop, and said, 'make a fan shroud'. He cut it down the middle, and used a lot of rivets to match the theme of the car, and it came out great. And it works, too! I had it powdercoated wrinkle finish gray, but have since painted it matte black to disappear little.
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  16. Ron at New England Rod Shop in Bedford NH made one for my 33 Chevy out of an aluminum cake pan. It made a big difference in the temp when stuck in traffic. DSC02317.JPG
  17. PetesPonies
    Joined: Nov 6, 2007
    Posts: 268

    from Maryland

    Im ready to build one for a Ford pickup with 240/300. Shrouds either are not available at all or are scare in many of the applications. I think I'm going fiberglass, want it to look stock. But I must say, the cake pan is a great idea if that shape works for you :)
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  19. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
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    Okie Pete

    great thread , great work.
  20. grimmfalcon138
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 160

    from az

    Here is mine. 1/4" rod frame, with a old tee shirt stretched over it and fiberglass resin. 20160323_205323.jpg 20160323_143808.jpg 20160319_184840.jpg
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  22. KustomKreeps
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
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    O'brien Truckers are great to deal with highly recommend.

    Im currently messing about in Solidworks designing up a shroud to get cut.

    Still need to add the central division bar to separate the fans, mounts and further corner bracing.
  23. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,613

    from Neosho, MO

    Here is a fiberglass one that I made for a 34 Ford. The two halves interlock with a tongue and groove on each side. I made it to enable the shroud to be installed or removed without removing the fan.


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  24. Joe H
    Joined: Feb 10, 2008
    Posts: 790

    Joe H

    Here is mine, hammered and bent sheet metal. I installed A/C so I wanted the biggest fan I could fit, 18", thats why the shroud is wider then the radiator.

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  25. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 502

    Stan Back
    from California

    I'm not much of a fabricator (except while talking), but $3 in the junkyard got me this Toyota pickup steel shroud for my Plymouth that's done the job for years (cut to fit if you must).
    Fan Shroud.JPG
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  26. I made one for the Mysterion reproduction from 1" foam board I got from Home Depot and fiberglass. Adapted a 16" fan to a small midget racer radiator. P1010587.JPG
    radiator fan shruod 1.JPG radiator fan shruod 2.JPG radiator fan shruod 3.JPG radiator fan shruod 4.JPG radiator fan shruod 5.JPG radiator fan shruod 6.JPG radiator fan shroud 8.JPG
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