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Making a hood for myself, whatcha think? by SOULCRUSHER
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Well, finally got going on a new hood for the Purple beast. I salvaged a Mustang Cobra hood from a wrecked car at work. Saw that the scoops were still intact and felt" HEY, I can do that!" So here are the eraly stages of the project:

Fitting, I had to cut the two scoops apart and bring them closer together. I bolted them to keep them stationary:


Traced them and started cutting:


Fit again:


Grinding to make the scoops fit flush, tried to save as much bracing as possible:





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Grind down the edges of the scoops and hood like knife edges:


And there you go, a pretty cool hood! Now to finish it:








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That looks fantastic!
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Beautiful work. What are the scoops from?
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Maaan!
You're good!

It's also surprising that the curvature is as close as it is.

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Originally posted by HellYes:

Beautiful work. What are the scoops from?


 
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Originally posted by SOULCRUSHER:

I salvaged a Mustang Cobra hood from a wrecked car at work.




Looks great, might give me inspiration to work on my project hood sitting in the garage!!

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I have to admit it, that is the nicest looking hood modification that I believe I have seen, because it follows the original lines very nicely! How is the hood for strength? Looks like a lot of reinforcement was removed.
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Very nice. It looks like you're doing a fabulous job!

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That looks sweet!

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Report this Post09-09-2007 01:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ITALGTSend a Private Message to ITALGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ummm, yeah... very cool to say the least!

I think I've just added another project to my list!

Thank you for sharing, and I really can't wait to see it on the car and painted...

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Wow! I can't wait to see that painted and on the car. I think that is by far the best hood scoop i've seen yet. I've never been sure which way I would want to go with all the scoops out there, but my mind is definately made up now.
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Really good work and a very nice fit. What year Mustang Cobra are those from?
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I believe its 03/04.
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Yeah, I was really surprised that the curvature was almost perfect when placed on top of the Fiero hood. The scoop is from a 2004 Mustang Cobra, but when I look at my hood, I think it looks more like a Trans Am hood.
It is still pretty stiff, and I am sure it will stiffen up more when I use the two part epoxy and SMC body fillers I will be using. That being said, I may fill the support braces with some expandable oam or something to give a little more support to prevent any cracking. I will post part numbers and names of the products I will be using as soon as I figure that out. I watched my brother (LILDEVIL) do his and through trial and error know what works best.
That being said, I am glad I came across the Cobra hood. I wanted to do scoops like this for some time, but with out a hood to cut the scoops from, it woulda been a nitemare to modify just a Fiero hood. I HOPE this will allow little or no modification to the rubber seal area for sunroof storage.
Thanks for the compliments, keep looking here for updates.
Oh, I also saved the "COBRA" snake emblems from the fenders, I should but them on my fenders,LOL. Piss off some Mustang owners.

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looks awesome!
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Great work on the hood!! I also like the way, you retained the under-side structure. What are you going to use to glue the hood back together? If you need some advice, this is the best stuff, that I have found. It's called 8115 from 3M. It will bond any fiberglass or plastic material together.



Here is the hood mod that I did.



Actually, there is about six tubes of this stuff, all over my Fiero.

Edit: I see you might have this under control. You work at a body shop. My bad!

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Gordo said. When it's painted it's going to look factory. Nicely done.

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I have to admit it, that is the nicest looking hood modification that I believe I have seen, because it follows the original lines very nicely! How is the hood for strength? Looks like a lot of reinforcement was removed.


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Darn double posts......................

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Mikey likes it!
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Very, very, nice.
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man that looks sweeeet! makes me wish i had a project like that to work on
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That's Hawt. Wish I could get my Trans Am vents to fit flush, and they're so dinky compared to yours....

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I like it more then most scoops I've seen. props
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3.8SC- Is that a fiberglass scoop molded in, or did you frabricate that from the Fiero hood?
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Looks great!
Reminds me of a larger version of mine!
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Originally posted by SOULCRUSHER:

3.8SC- Is that a fiberglass scoop molded in, or did you frabricate that from the Fiero hood?


The scoop is made from the fake scoops that are from a 98 Firebird. The scoops were cut a 1/4" on the inside edge and glued together. Then blended into the Fiero hood, much like you have done. I did lengthen the scoop, towards the windshield, to get it to blend right. The other goal was to get the under-side to look as good as the top-side.

Yes, that is the rear deck lid in the background!

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Looks Great. You did a very good job. It will look great on your Fiero. I wish I had one on my Fiero GT.
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That's what I've been looking for!!! That's sweet. Looking forward to seeing it one color.

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I like it more than most scoops I've seen. Props.


Ditto.
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It looks sick. Very nice work.

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Doesn't look right to me. If you want, I'd be willing to trade my hood for that junky one you have there so you can start over with something else. It's the least I can do to help a fellow PFF member out...
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Looks great and excellent work.

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3.8SC- post some pics of your rear decklid, thanks for the compliments guys, now the pressure is on to make it look perfect when finished. The underside will probably not be as clean as 3.8SC's.
Ordered the FUSOR T21 bonding epoxy today and UPOL SMC body filler. Should be here on Thursday.
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F-I-E-R-O, your in luck, I decided to go in a different direction with the hood, so its yours......................
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I need to learn to glass, I want an extractor hood now!
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No fiberglass will be used on this hood. Fieros are made of SMC composite, not fiberglass as is commonly believed. SMC is like fiberglass, but stronger and lighter. So you need to use SMC specialized epoxies and fillers. Fiberglass won't bond well with the SMC.
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This is one of the better looking ones well done.
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Crusher, nice work and they look great.

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Nice job! Does the Mustang scoops have stock grill inserts in them for a more finished look?
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Any idea on how to get those mustang scoops? Junk yard only? Aftermarket? Ford (shudder)?
Might have been already mentioned but I missed it. Great looking job.
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