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Old 12-02-2009, 01:45 PM
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Has anyone here molded an L88 Hood Scoop onto their hood to get more room in the engine compartment? How much of a pain was it?
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It will be pretty easy if you have fiberglass experience. I searched on it last week and found a few posts. Some guys have spent $500 to have a bodyman install it and match paint.

Center the hood scoop, trace it out, cut out with a jig saw, spin saw or router, bevel and feather the edges and lay matting down to build up the seams.

I am probably going to use a router and make a 3/4" wide area on the hood that is about half thickness and the same on the scoop. This way the scoop will sit level in the hood, then glue it in. After that, just bevel and feather the edges and seams from there using matte, kitty hair, and filler.
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When you say "glue it in" What would you be using for glue?

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It will be pretty easy if you have fiberglass experience. I searched on it last week and found a few posts. Some guys have spent $500 to have a bodyman install it and match paint.

Center the hood scoop, trace it out, cut out with a jig saw, spin saw or router, bevel and feather the edges and lay matting down to build up the seams.

I am probably going to use a router and make a 3/4" wide area on the hood that is about half thickness and the same on the scoop. This way the scoop will sit level in the hood, then glue it in. After that, just bevel and feather the edges and seams from there using matte, kitty hair, and filler.
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I used a 2 part glue on my bumpers called Dyna Weld that I got at the local paint supplier. It is an epoxy adhesive/filler. There is a product called Vettefill or something like that that others have used for their bumpers but it wasn't easily available in Canada.
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FWIW: Purchase an aftermarket L-88 hood for your year. Most of the aftermarket providers carry them. Your original hood has value. You could probably sell it and get some of the cost of the L-88 hood back.


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I did a body off restoration on a 69 coupe and with some engine upgrades, my stock hood did not fit. I bought the L-88 scoop from either Ecklers or Mid-America. The guy that did the body work glassed in on for me. His exact words probably should not printed in this forum.He indicated it was a very difficult and labor intensive project. I have seen it, it looks very nice. I would think you should have some body and glass experience prior to this undertaking.

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This is not a simple job unless you are very good at fiberglass body work. Had my Body Shop friend add the scoop to my 70 hood after ZZ4 install and clearance issue.
Cheaper than entire hood.



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