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What is under your hood? by Dotrenrew
Started on: 05-17-2014 06:50 PM
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I have seen people leave their spare tire and jack under their hood. I have also seen people put their battery up there. And even a new fuel cell. But I can't be the only one who thought about turning the tub into a cooler for car shows and cruise ins.

Is it a bad idea?

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I had a keg set-up in the trunk of my old 62 Ford. Plumbed it into the back seat, would not try that today, but in the 60's it was cool.
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Originally posted by tebailey:

I had a keg set-up in the trunk of my old 62 Ford. Plumbed it into the back seat, would not try that today, but in the 60's it was cool.


Yes, the authorities frown on stuff like that anymore. I was just thinking of throwing a couple bags of ice over some sodas and waters so I can have some ice cold beverages during some car shows. And to be able to offer some up to fellow car enthusiasts. There is already the little drain hole in the bottom. It seems simple enough.
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Originally posted by Dotrenrew:

... But I can't be the only one who thought about turning the tub into a cooler for car shows and cruise ins.



A better place to do that is the rear trunk. Remove the carpet, fill with drinks and ice, simply let ice melt through trunk seams at bottom (or install a physical drain plug), when done wipe it all down, re-install carpet.
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Sounds like a cool idea.

Let me know when you'll be at a show, and I'll stop by for a cold drink.

 
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I have seen people leave their spare tire and jack under their hood. I have also seen people put their battery up there. And even a new fuel cell. But I can't be the only one who thought about turning the tub into a cooler for car shows and cruise ins.

Is it a bad idea?



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A better place to do that is the rear trunk. Remove the carpet, fill with drinks and ice, simply let ice melt through trunk seams at bottom (or install a physical drain plug), when done wipe it all down, re-install carpet.


Ive put a cooler in my rear trunk and drove for about 2 hours and the ice had already melted. Its way too warm in there to make an ice chest. Also with water running in there wouldnt that create rust issues later? Even if you wipe it down? I like the front idea better. Its cooler and made of plastic. I may try that!
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Originally posted by NEVERDONE:

...I like the front idea better. Its cooler...


I dunno, mine gets pretty warm up there from the heat off the radiator. I'll take the sunroof glass out from time to time on really nice days and go for a cruise. When I get home and go to put the sunroof glass back the glass is pretty danged warm. This is of course after a long drive.

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I now have my battery up under the passenger side headlight and I still have the front battery box in mine from V-8 Archie. In that battery box I have my terminals, wiring and relays for my HID headlights.

In the back with the 3800 SC III swap, it used to get way hot in the rear trunk. The muffler was close to the one spot in the trunk and when I took a trip to Daytona Beach for spring one time it actually caught the carpeting and one of my suitcases on fire. There wasn't enough oxygen to flame up, but it charcoaled a lot of stuff. I with help from Frank and some of the other Florida Fiero group jammed a piece of steel in there to push it away from the trunk to get back home.

Then I pulled the burnt carpet and installed a fiberglass weld blanket under a new carpet to keep it from burning up again. This last winter I had olejoedad work on my engine and engine compartment and one of the things he did was to move the muffler away from the trunk wall and then he painted it with ceramic paint I bought and then he also wrapped the exhaust, the muffler and the tail pipes with fiberglass muffler wrap. Now the trunk is relatively cool and I don't have heat troubles anymore. So that is an option to help keep it cooler in both the engine compartment and in the rear trunk. I just don't think you want to fiberglass wrap the exhaust and muffler unless you ceramic coat everything. If you don't you might end up with the exhaust being eaten away by rust.
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Some water jugs, brake fluid, spare lights, stick to hold the hood up and dirt lots of dirt.
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I have dual batteries one under each headlight. My custom mirror set and I kept the spare, jack and a little tool bag,

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Originally posted by Jake_Dragon:

stick to hold the hood up and dirt lots of dirt.




thought that was a factory accessory

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