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Old 07-20-2006, 11:13 AM   #11
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I have to admit, too, if done right I like the scoops. I've just never found any that I like or could make functional.

That, and I prefer the look like the Firebird Formulas had in the mid to late 70'*, where it was like a reverse scoop (sunk into the hood instead of sticking up)
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That, and I prefer the look like the Firebird Formulas had in the mid to late 70'*, where it was like a reverse scoop (sunk into the hood instead of sticking up)
Sounds like time for a hood cut and paste operation, John....
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That, and I prefer the look like the Firebird Formulas had in the mid to late 70'*, where it was like a reverse scoop (sunk into the hood instead of sticking up)
Sounds like time for a hood cut and paste operation, John....
I've thought about that. Out of my budget and skill level right now...
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So what would be involved in making a "fake" scoop function? I assume measure your spot you want to put it on the hood, make your marks for the spot it will cover than cut out a hole it will sit over.
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So what would be involved in making a "fake" scoop function? I assume measure your spot you want to put it on the hood, make your marks for the spot it will cover than cut out a hole it will sit over.
If you had a spare hood to play with, you could "mold" the scoops into it. I don't know how to go about that, but if you cut out the entire footprint of the scoop (not just the inside part) and molded the edges with bondo or something, it would sit flush and be functional. Instead of a presson scoop, that if removed would leave a gaping hole in your hood. A molded scoop wouldn't come off if done right so that question isnt applicable. Then sand, prime, and paint.
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I would like to have functional scoops on my hood, but at this point, the fakes ones will have to do. I added them because I felt the car looked to old person, and the scoops helped young the car out. As much as I like my car, I always think about that comercial where the dash light flashed check your age. Now I don't feel that way. Some don't like the look, but I do. That'* what custom is, to make it the way you like it, not how everyone else likes it. I think as long as the scoops are small, and not big and gaudy, they look nice. I belive I have medium lund scoops. I have a coworker with a really hot GTO. From the front, his scoops look very close to mine.

As for functional Lund scoops, ya, that'* easy. Open the front up, and cut holes in the hood. Not something I'm willing to try.
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So what would be involved in making a "fake" scoop function? I assume measure your spot you want to put it on the hood, make your marks for the spot it will cover than cut out a hole it will sit over.
If you had a spare hood to play with, you could "mold" the scoops into it. I don't know how to go about that, but if you cut out the entire footprint of the scoop (not just the inside part) and molded the edges with bondo or something, it would sit flush and be functional. Instead of a presson scoop, that if removed would leave a gaping hole in your hood. A molded scoop wouldn't come off if done right so that question isnt applicable. Then sand, prime, and paint.
Hmmm, that molding would make it look more custom and clean but would be alot of work. Something I think I'll wait to do untill I'm ready to have the whole car repainted.
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Buy Lunds, paint em your color, put them on, enjoy....
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