Cosmetic Surgery

Toucans need to breathe too.
So some dry carbon fiber vents direct from Italy came to the Toucan’s rescue.



The Belly of the Beast.


The Operation

Slice and Dice – the stock hood X brace weighed in at 3.6lbs – easy weight loss.

The Scraps

Cardboard templates were made of the scoops.

Measure once, do it live.

First blood.

1.1lb weight loss per side when replaced by the carbon vents – dieting made easy.

An odd sight to see.

Perhaps one of the weirdest feelings, next to sawing holes in a good hood – is drilling dry carbon.

3/32nd pop-rivits and some silicone adhesive made the perfect seal.

It’s time to breathe.