Brake Ducts In Steel Apron?

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  1. DukeGnarley

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    is anyone running brake ducts in the factory steel apron? My car is almost ready for paint, so I'm trying to get any last body mods done before then.

    I live in WA, and we have to run a front plate here, no way around it. I originally wanted to use a street apron, but there is no way to make a license plate look good on it.

    I was thinking of putting in oval shaped brake duct holes just inboard of the vertical bumper guards. Has anyone done this? Do you have pics? I just want to make sure it doesn't look terrible before I start cutting.

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    I just purchased a pair of 2 1/2" round brake duct trim for my '66 Stang on e-bay, but I have Not installed them.... I was going to use a hydraulic punch to cut the holes in the front apron to minimize the damage to my paint. I just installed Wilwood Disc Brakes on all four corners of my car and I just thought about brake cooling for the front discs just like you.....
     
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    Unless the apron is dead flat where you want to put the holes, i'd be worried about the punch warping the metal.
     
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    The front apron is "flat" and shouldn't be a problen.....
     
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    Even with a punch you are likely to have some flaking around the hole .
    you may be better off using a hole saw and going very slow so not to create heat .
    Use masking tape on the area to help protect it.
     
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