I had a chance to poke around under the hood tonight and take a look at the structural steel underneath. Looking at a closed hood, one thinks "...not too much to it.." but there is a lot going on underneath.
So... since I'm not Jessie James, I don't think the sunken scoops will be feasible without mucho fabrication. Back to square one.
I've also got some airbox ideas in my head and will try to get it on paper. Typically though, this is lost somewhere around the elbow and never comes out looking like what I'm thinking.