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Evolve Hood Vents

Just got mine in the mail today. How much should I expect to pay for install at an auto body shop or at the dealer (body shop preferred)?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by darylkaiser30 at 10:58 AM 7-6-2006</i>
 

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Search the R forum... I created a thread about it. Good luck... I just bought one for my s80 and it doesnt seem as if its going to work... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Good luck
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Search the R forum... I created a thread about it. Good luck... I just bought one for my s80 and it doesnt seem as if its going to work... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">Good luck</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What was the problem? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (darylkaiser30)

its a different style hood. the slope angle is different than ours.<p>as far as how much...yes do a search...someone posted recenty and i dont remember how much it was.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">its a different style hood. the slope angle is different than ours. as far as how much...yes do a search...someone posted recenty and i dont remember how much it was.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know a guy who does really good work for a reasonable price. I'm thinking no more than 2 hours labor. Does that sound about right?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I know a guy who does really good work for a reasonable price. I'm thinking no more than 2 hours labor. Does that sound about right?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yup...i think someone else posted 2 hours worth of work.<p><br>just out of curiousity, what color is your car, and what color grille are you getting?
 

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Re: Evolve Hood Grilles (darylkaiser30)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just got mine in the mail today. How much should I expect to pay for install at an auto body shop or at the dealer (body shop preferred)?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>2 hours of labor at around 60 30-50 dollars an hour. The grills are really easy to do once the body shop over looks the fact that they are cutting into your hood.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">(body shop preferred)?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You should give Frankhoffy a IM. He's in your area and has 2 of them on the hood. Tell him killerB sent you.<p>Click on this to get you going in his direction<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerouser?cmd=viewprofile&id=7339" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...=7339</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KillerB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You should give Frankhoffy a IM. He's in your area and has 2 of them on the hood. Tell him killerB sent you. Click on this to get you going in his direction<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerouser?cmd=viewprofile&id=7339" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...=7339</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks much! I'll shoot Hoffy an e-mail...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yup...i think someone else posted 2 hours worth of work.<br>just out of curiousity, what color is your car, and what color grille are you getting?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Funny you should ask that. Please stand by for pending poll...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KillerB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">2 hours of labor at around 60 30-50 dollars an hour. The grills are really easy to do once the body shop over looks the fact that they are cutting into your hood.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is exactly why I am NOT doing it myself. I'm sure I would screw it up and then be super pissed off... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Evolve Hood Grilles (darylkaiser30)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That is exactly why I am NOT doing it myself. I'm sure I would screw it up and then be super pissed off... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Alright, I'm having a hell of a time trying to find a body shop to install my hood vents. I've talked to at least three already that are either unable or unwilling to do it. Anybody got any bright ideas? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Evolve Hood Grilles (darylkaiser30)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Alright, I'm having a hell of a time trying to find a body shop to install my hood vents. I've talked to at least three already that are either unable or unwilling to do it. Anybody got any bright ideas? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>have you polled your dealer?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">have you polled your dealer?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup, that was my first stop. Apparently there is some dude out in the county who restores old cars and does some custom work. I might have to bring him a jug of moonshine or something. Yee Haw! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Evolve Hood Grilles (darylkaiser30)

looks like youre digging out the dremel <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Alright, I'm having a hell of a time trying to find a body shop to install my hood vents. I've talked to at least three already that are either unable or unwilling to do it. Anybody got any bright ideas? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Did Frankhoffy get back to you on a shop?<p>It's tough to find a shop to do it. I know...
 

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Thanks Frank!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KillerB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Did Frankhoffy get back to you on a shop? It's tough to find a shop to do it. I know... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, we spoke over e-mail. It looks like I might have to take a drive to Olympia, since nobody in Bham will do it for me. And I quote: "I'm not going to butcher a brand new hood." <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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