Question for everyone with shaved engine bays

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  1. 94Pro-5.0

    94Pro-5.0 Well-Known Member

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    I am in the process of shaving the engine compartment of my 94. I have the Scott Rod panels. If any of you used these panels or similar panels, did you cut out the old engine bay panels behind the new panels, or just leave the old metal? Is the original metal structural?


    What did all of you do?


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  2. ttocs

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    I left it in mine. Now sure the panels they make are made to be structural as much as just cosmetic.
     
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    95opal Well-Known Member

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    You want to cut out the old panels. Everything before the shock towers are non structual. If you dont cut the panels out your looking to trap moisture between the panels leading to paint and rust problems down the road. Save a couple of pounds of weight also. Btw you can just drill out the spot welds to.
     
  4. ElrodKTPQ_89

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    Was also gonna say that^^ my buddy cut the stock panels out of his fox. Made just a little more room on the inside of the fender also for, stuff.