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    home made electric fan shroud

    needed an electric fan but the original fan guard is too cheap looking, these are the types you buy on line


    so wanted something a bit more interesting.

    first step was to cut a wooden former


    steel sheet was cut and bent over the former except for the top edge which was fold up


    i test fitted it on to the back of the rad


    i removed the plastic guard/mount of the fan and laid it where it will need to fit


    a load of tape was used to check the position of the fan wasn't going to interfere with the water pump


    everything clears, so the fan shroud was put back on the wood former. sections were folded and curved on my stretcher to form the fan sides. these were screwed through into the wood to hold them in place


    once i had all the sections made, i plug welded them in place hopefully this will minimise distortion


    to mount the fan motor i made 3 tapering channel sections


    drilled some holes in them to allow better air flow (they look better as well). then they were fitted to a central ring


    placed on the fan shroud ready to be welded on


    once welded the fan was removed so that the centre could be cut out


    fan refitted


    fitted onto the radiator

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    Like that a lot - the electric fan I have on mine is one of the few features that I don't like about the car, so well worth the effort in my opinion

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    HM Fan Shroud

    Nice job mfp-66 ................. Lots of work involved there but worth the effort and like the step by step pic/post Well done ..........................
    ..Nige..

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    Nice job, what are you doing for a finish, paint, powdercoat?

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    I think I will paint it satin black, but not 100% sure

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    nice write up

    did you bolt it to the rad or the grill shell.
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    i plan to use rivnuts into side of the rad. the outer channels are not used so it won't hurt if a bolt comes into contact with them

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    Nice job, was wondering why you have restricted the air flow from around the outside of the fan though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodster View Post
    Nice job, was wondering why you have restricted the air flow from around the outside of the fan though.
    its to pull air from the whole rad surface rather than just the area of the fan, it actually sits off the core about 10-12mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfp-66 View Post
    its to pull air from the whole rad surface rather than just the area of the fan, it actually sits off the core about 10-12mm
    I did wonder that,, not that clear in the pics

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