It's easy - Once you know the tricks that the body shops
want us to divulge.
Installing a scoop yourself - can be a self
satisfying experience, getting you away from
the wrenches for a bit. In addition, if you do it yourself, you'll know the job was
right & not tilted or crooked. (Please
note -Fiberglass scoops WILL NOT stick to a steel hood
for any length of time.)
Following is a list of the stuff you'll need to
accomplish this task.
Plastic Spreader / squeegee
1 pint Polyester resin w / hardener
1 pint Body filler (Polyester based) w / hardener
40 - 80 & 120 Grit sand paper
Sabre Saw or Carbon wheel
Safety Equipment as recommended on the materials safety guidelines.
*Common Sense is also handy! Please
remember - fiberglass is flammable and the dust is toxic.
For point of reference this project took us only 30
minutes (remember we do this everyday). We
were done and primed before the inside glass even had a chance to fully cure.
|Place your new scoop on the
||Trim off the base flange of
||Center the scoop from side to
side & mark a trim line that contours with the hood.
|Double check the
centering & trim at the contour line.
||Once trimmed - check height on
both sides. Trace base of scoop.
||Remove scoop & cut a hole
for air flow above carb.
|Rough up the inside of the
scoop and hood surface-inside line.
||Securely tack scoop inplace
with body filler.
||From inside the
airhole-fiberglass the scoop to the hood.
|Cover inside of base w/at
least 2 layers of mat or cloth.
||Sand around base with 40 grit
- removing all gellcoat sheen.
||Without using too much
hardener glob body filler around base.
|With a cut down squeegee wipe
neatly around base.
||You should end up with a
smooth clean radius.
||Before it hardens-scrape off
all the excess filler.
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