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Hey guys like the title says i am starting the quick project of making the scoop functional. First things first.. i guess i can make this into a how to while i am at it[/FONT]

Step 1 - Removing the Hoodliner
There are going to be eleven (11) Christmas Tree plugs holding up the liner and the last one closest to the passenger will have the ground wire or whatever it is holding onto the hood... my guess for static... but i have no clue, anyways. Remove these tabs (better not be a cold day or snap!) Then rest the hoodliner aside




Step 2 - Removing the Scoop
There are going to be seven (7) 9 mm nuts holding on the scoop and honeycomb (6 for scoop 1 for honeycomb) Then lift the scoop off gently and rest aside. (red circles)



Step 3 - Removing the Hood
Remove the two (2) 10mm nuts from each side. Make sure that you clamp the bracket to the hood as you are removing these nuts because if you dont it will start to come away and make life hell.


Step 4 - Clean the Hood
Prepping is always a great policy to learn upfront with every project you tackle. This being no different. Clean all of the dirt and junk build-up that has accrued over time.


Step 5 - Masking off for Cutting
Just like it says. mask off around the area that you are going to be cutting so you prevent any unwanted scratches that might happen during this project.


Step 6 - Cutting the Hole
Best if you have a dremel or anything else that can make cutting easy. I would hate to have to see what it would be like to hand cut this out. But if your patient enough and you have the time... go for it however you must. but please TAKE YOUR TIME!


Step 7 - Cleaning the Cut
Make sure you use either sand paper or a file to remove any unwanted sharp edges that you have just created.


***You have 2 options from here***


Option 1 - Drill out the Honeycomb Holes


Step 1 - Finding the right Drill Bit
The holes have a slight cone like shape as they get smaller when they go more inward. Make sure you find the right size than simply enough take your time and drill out every hole untill done.


Step 2 - Re-Apply the Scoop
Simple enough. Reclean the edges to the scoop that rub on the hood and carefully place back onto the hood. Take your six bolts and tighten down. Then tighten the last bolt that holds the honeycomb.


Option 1 Finished!


Option 2 - Removing the Honeycomb Completely. (My method of choice)


Step 1 - Removing the Honeycomb Tabs
There are a couple tabs that have one way circle clips holding them on. Simply break the tabs with some pliers and remove the Honeycomb.




Step 2 - Cutting the Flap
Easiest way you can find do it. I simply took knife and cut at it untill it could be folded and broken back with some pliers.



Step 3 - Painting the Scoop Underside
The underside of your scoop will now show... and simply enough just throw a color on there to get rid of it. I just threw on two coats of black to get rid of the primered color.


Step 3 - Re-Apply the Scoop (Mine is not bolted on yet thats why you can see a gap!)
Simple enough. Reclean the edges to the scoop that rub on the hood and carefully place back onto the hood. Take your six bolts and tighten down. Then tighten the last bolt that holds the honeycomb.



Option 2 Finished!


I hope this helps anyone who is thinking about doing this in the near future and if you have any questions feel free to ask!
 

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Now i can do this on my mustang!! Oh wait....
lol shove it!

I am so stoked man i get my full exhaust and springs for b-day in may...

Shorty headers, off-road pipes, and SLP loudmouth II's!

and while im looking at the photos... what can i use to get out all the surface scratches?
 
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