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Early Mustang Hood scoop in an Explorer Hood...

This is the first of a few of my Body Mods that I plan on doing...since I am at a point where I know I will be the first to do it, I am letting you guys know what I am doing.

I wanted a modified hood, BAD. It is the LAST body panel that I have yet to modify. But I HATE the Cowl Induction hood that has been put on EVERYTHING. It is notoriously GM, and I really don't like the idea of a trademark GM trait, on a Blue Oval product! So Cowl Induction was out of the question.

Then I got to looking at what others have done to their Explorers, and I REALLY liked the 94-98 Cobra Hood scoops that someone (troll? Xbox?) grafted onto the 2nd Gen X hood...but the 1st Gen is WAY too square to make it look right.

Then I thought about the 2001+ Mustang GT Hood scoop that seems to be popular, but again it only looks right with the later hoods, as they are flat, and the 1 attempt I saw at putting on an 1st Gen hood, looked horrible. The center body line on the hood runs right though the scoop, and it looks HORRIBLE, no matter what you do to it.

So, I was walking through a car show a couple years ago, and saw a 03/04 cobra up close, and I LOVE the "Heat Extractor" hood they had. I wanted that look...but I had NO CLUE on how I was going to make it work.


Okay fast forward to my researching for the Cobra Brakes I swapped onto my Explorer. I came across a picture of a 1967 or 1968 Mustang with what was known as a "Deluxe Hood". It has these ultra cool Turn Signal Indicators in the hood with "Reverse Scoops" that were sunk into the hoods...At that moment I knew....I had found my hood modification!...So looked on ebay for a hood scoop insert, just to see how it would look, and if the proportions were good...and it's going to look factory!

So tonight I went and picked up my hood...and I am starting to cut it up....here are the pics:



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Keeping it Ford is important...but had I found a scoop that looked good on my hood that came from a GM, or Mopar I wouldn't have TOTALLY ruled it out....but luckily I found something from FoMoCo that I liked!..

I'm glad you guys like it....

Does anyone NOT like it? It's okay to post that too....I would like to hear some constructive criticism, if any...

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I think it looks good.. I'm thinking about putting a facelifted Ford Maverick TDi scoop on my Ex..

I've already got one fitted to my ka.. I like the way it looks

newbonnet.jpg


I'd like something like that for my Ex...

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That would be PERFECT for the 2nd Gen Explorers....it looks a little like the Mini Cooper S scoop, and that's what I thought would be a nice fit on the Explorer Hood...but the First Gen is just too square...

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Okay....so I JUST realized that I never posted pictures of the Hood with the inserts installed....
So here they are....





As with all my posted pictures, just click on the pic, and get the larger picture in a new window....

Ryan
 












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Of course I'm LDS.....

Not all of us are from UT & ID....

As you know CTR = Choose the Right....i.e. in all things you do, every choice you ever make in life...there is the Right thing to do, and the wrong thing to do....Choose the Right...nothing more, nothing less.

Ryan
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Here is a pic with the Hood UP...
 

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