I have an oven for an engine bay in my bigblock 54 dodge pickup. It doesn’t overheat but it is gotta be hard on plastic and rubber parts in there. So I’m looking into venting the hood. It is a hotrod truck but I’m after function here- I don’t really want to cut my hood but it is a really good idea. I’m leaning toward three rows of traditional round 3” louvers but before I do that I’m exploring the idea of brightwork louvers- stainless or chrome. The traditional kustom brand & year graft in swaparoo. I like the 1940 lasalle vents. They could be swapped to the hood top and made functional, maybe even look right. I am also into thinking ‘out of the box’ and adapting non car parts if they look like they belong. I have a boat deck fuel filler in my rear fender tub and it looks just right. I’m looking at these stainless louvered bilge vents. They are inexpensive and I am curious if they would look good on a hotrod, or look like cheap garbage trying to imitate a gt40 or something and coming off like double sided tape pep boys fake carbon fiber doo dads... Anyway I’d love to hear opinions from “barf!” to “great idea” or whatever. Also if anybody has suggestions for vintage repurposed functional brightwork hood vents I’m all ears! Here’s my hood now, and some boat vent examples.