As many of you know the bonnet of my MINI has louvers. One set is right over the CAI. This led to some rust forming with the tabs that hold down the top of the Craven Speed R53 Cold Air Intake. It must be said that this is a unique issue on my car due to the louvered bonnet. 99.999999999% of you will not have this issue, you don't have a hole on the hood letting the rain come in. Anyway, the tabs are an off the shelf welding tab. Much like the item pictured below. Due to the louvers they got wet and started to rust. This morning we finally addressed this very minor issue and made some new tabs out of Stainless Steel. Old tabs up top, new handmade ones from stainless below. For some reason I had lost one of the old ones too. While we were at it some new hardware was used. The tops given a real good looking brushed metal finish. Grainy, iPhone pic of completed project. All this proves yet again that mods beget mods. I have to reiterate, this is by no mean the fault of Craven Speed. The rust is fully a result of my louvered bonnet. In fact Kellen offered to send me new tabs, had I not had access to the resources of a World Class metal shop I'd have taken Kellen up on the very generous offer.