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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-30-2006, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Hood scoop Finally on

Whew, I've been working for three days trying to get this done. My neighbors buddy fell through, so I elected to do it myself. Day one was sanding and smoothing. Day two was primer and wet sanding. Day three was painting. Today (in between rain and storms) was wet sanding, buffing and taking the picks. It was a rush job so I could get some pics for the calender contest, Now I can take it off at my leisure and do the final touch up, sanding and buffing to make it perfect. Whew!


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I like it. Looks MUCH better painted white than it did when it was flat black just sitting on there. Good job.

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When I needed to repaint my hood I was going to use that scoop but decided not to since I did not know what it would look like. Wish I would have. It looks great

Did you put the lights in the back of the scoop?
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WOW! that looks great

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Looks great!

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i love pictures like the 1st one where there is an overcast, cars just look 10x better if theres a big overcast
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I think it looks real good. Nice job.
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Looks great, excellent pictures too!

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i love pictures like the 1st one where there is an overcast, cars just look 10x better if theres a big overcast
100% agreed Matt

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Thanks all. I appreciate the input. I have the blinker lights out of the scoop for the moment. When I bought it, it didn't have the light sockets or bulbs. So I'm in the process of finding a set that will fit. I'm gonna wire them in with the parking lights instead of the blinkers. Then on each side of the scoop, towards the rear, I'm gonna install blue L.E.D.'s for the signals. Then behind the grill (under the scoop) I'll be putting either a neon light, or some type of sequental light wired to a switch in the dash (maybe where the fog light switch goes). I did something similar to a '70 XL ragtop I customized when I was Yut. Thanks again....
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Mach I Scoop

Looks great I recognized it right off, I have a 70 Mach I-------one of the days

Now I kinda wonder what a 70 "Boss" scoop would look like! Did you glass it over the hood sheet metal or did you cut out a portion and flange the outline for the scoop to sit in? I have really been thinking about doing one that way because there is a lot of discussion about the safety of the front latches on the "glass" hoods. Also would provide more clearance (Clarence) for 351 swaps or higher intakes.
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Great work Very subtle

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you painted it yourself?
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I not a fan of hood scoops on these cars but yours came out nice. I think i'd like it better if the grill inside was black tho...

As for all the lighting your talking about i'd rather not see that on a hood scoop but it's your car, have fun.
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This is how it looked after I got it off of Ebay. The guy who I bought it from packed it good, but the tips still managed to get mangled somehow during shipping. But not so bad that I couldn't fix them. On One, I managed to build up with primer and sanding, but the other is gonna need more work. I did a rush job to get it done so I could take some pics for the calender contest, but I still wanted it to look good. It took me three days to do it. I couldn't get the right color to spray it with. I tried all the local stores. All I could find was the little 1/2 once touch-up. I went to a local ford dealer and they told me that ford quit making spray touch up paint. So I had to match one as close as I could. It's a GM color. I took a bunch of pics as I was going thru the process. I'll be posting them up on my page at cardomain.com tonight. It's called axes1994.
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I love it! Subtle yet agressive. It really does suit the car as a whole and pulls everything together nicely. Keep up the good work.

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The hood scoop looks good , it does look beter white than black. Looks like you you were in del city. I was just there a couple months ago takeing the ferry out to pea patch.

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looks really good man
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wow man that looks great
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I like that looks great. I may try it on my car. But I plan to lower mine first
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Looks good, but as said, functional?
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who ever told you ford quit doing sprays is wrong, the have only had, primer, black, clear, argent and the paint code yz white , how do i know? i have bought it last spring for my f150 and of course the interior sprays

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Well, after alot of searching and disappointment, I got the signals working in the scoop. Trying to find originals, especially on Ebay, was nerve racking. When I found a set they were either shot, or way over priced. I tried to piece something togather, but because of no space between the scoop and the hood, it was impossible. Then, I hit paydirt. I was searching on Ebay again when I found a set sold by Mustangs Unlimited. They are sequential! They came in yesterday, so I put them in today. They are LED's that mount in place of the old socket style lights, and come with a conroller (non adjustable though). I can't post up any pics untill I can renew my membership in a week or so (short on bread). But you can go to Cardomain were I have my car at (axes1994) if you're interested.
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Awesome! i can't wait to see it in person again.

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Thanks. I had a great time meeting everyone. I signed on the boards, but I haven't been too active. Too much to do around here, yard work and such. I'll try to do better staying in touch ..
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