View Full Version : Fabricated my own heatshield...

11-25-2005, 10:24 PM
I bought the car with an Intake already installed minus the heat shield (Don't ask me what happened to it...). I figured it wasn't doing me any good without one so I fabbed one myself. I took the car out and got the turbo nice and warm (glowing). Hot by the turbo, nice and cool by the intake. I guess it works.

Let me know what you guys think.


11-25-2005, 10:37 PM
that looks very nice. [up]

11-25-2005, 10:41 PM
Thanks infamous.

11-25-2005, 10:56 PM
Looks great.... but man what the hell happened to your engine cover haha

11-25-2005, 11:05 PM
I knew someone would catch that. Owner before me decided to paint it red and then tried to strip it. I don't put it on the car, I was just making sure the heat shield wasn't going to interfere with it when I eventually try to repaint it. Thanks for the nice words.

11-25-2005, 11:15 PM
nice bracket, tig welded?

11-25-2005, 11:31 PM
Thanks offroader, but I can't take credit for the filter bracket. Just the shield and its mounting brackets. The filter & its bracket was already on the car when I bought it (Just no shield).

11-26-2005, 12:49 AM
good work

11-26-2005, 01:25 AM
where did you get the black rubber heon the top edge of the heatshield?

11-26-2005, 01:59 AM
nice work..wanna buy a new cf engine cover? [:D]

11-26-2005, 02:03 AM
Lookin good, very clean. Nice work.

11-26-2005, 03:51 AM
WOW great work man ! [up]

11-26-2005, 06:42 AM
Thats tight.

11-26-2005, 10:23 AM
Thanks for all the compliments![:)]

seKKey, I saw that you and Greenz were selling them. I'm interested in one (eventually) but it is lower on the list of things to get. Unless of course, you want to dump it off cheap. [;)]

A4rings, the black rubber trim is just outer door molding sold at a local auto parts store. I didn't run it all the way down the shield into the engine compartment because I was afraid the heat would melt it. Seems to be holding up pretty well so far.

Total cost in materials was a bit under $20. I did make the mistake of buying regular sheet metal at first instead of aluminum. I just used the sheet metal as mock-up material before I cut the final shield.