Friday, May 11, 2018

How to Build a Cheap Custom Intake

Smooth out the ugly on the cheap. Our LS intake on the 1966 Impala AWD never looked better.

Build it! Can’t afford a high dollar looking intake. Is your budget tight ? No problem, it just takes a little time and a junkyard intake.  Here’s how’s it done: 


STEP 1
Go to your local junkyard and pick out an intake to match the one on your project vehicle.  


STEP 2 
Shave off all the extra plastic but save the sensors mounts they will be needed later. 


STEP 3 
Use the plastic you cut off and a soldering iron to plastic weld (melt) the holes until filled. Install the sensors mounts in the rear of the intake out of site. 



STEP 4 
Sand and finish the top with a little body filler. 




STEP 5 
Pick a color and tell you buddies you ordered a custom intake.

Keith Lively
— Junkyard Life


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Keith Lively’s 1966 Chevy Impala is an LS-powered, 6.0, all-wheel-drive monster that he built during a thrash to make it on the Hot Rod Power Tour several years ago. Yes, he finished just in time. Now it has a cool custom intake too!

The big, AWD Impala handles much better than anyone expects. Take a look at the ride-along video below.



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