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Hot Rods Opinions on hood scoop wanted

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by grimmfalcon138, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. grimmfalcon138
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 164

    from az

    So I have been considering some sort of hood scoop for the Plymouth. I made this cardboard mock up, but I honestly don't know if I like it or not. Opinions wanted, or suggestions for something else? Be honest, I can take it. Thanks in advance. 20170715_115302.jpg 20170715_115319.jpg
  2. You ask for it so here come's the truth ~ It's as UGLY AS A MUD FENCE! HRP
    dana barlow, 5window, slim38 and 2 others like this.
  3. That's pretty wrong for that car .
  4. Is the scoop under your lunch kit?? Seriously, though, that's not the style of scoop for that car. Maybe a baby bird style??

  5. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,958

    stuart in mn

    What engine combination is under the hood? What's the theme of the car, is it a drag racer or whatZ
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  6. Don't you have a small scoop on the car?

    If you just have to have a bigger scoop use something that would have be available back in the day,something similar to this.HRP

  7. grimmfalcon138
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 164

    from az

    This is what the car currently looks like. HRP, thanks for the honesty. I guess I was just itching for something different, I get bored easily.
    Stuart in nm, I've never really stuck to any sort of "theme" with the car. But if I had to classify it? Street freak-ish. 20170715_123829.jpg
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  8. chopped
    Joined: Dec 9, 2004
    Posts: 2,063


    Go for it, if you have a strong sense of humor.
  9. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Put a spacer under it and you now have a full scoop.
    Hdonlybob likes this.
  10. Put a spacer under the hillybornish scoop, let it stand up and out a bit more and finish the hoods edges.


    Maybe a surfers scoop type unit on the hood.
  11. G-son
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 796

    from Sweden

    Are you just chasing the right look, or do you want something that's actually functional?
  12. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Nothing wrong with hood scoops but the OP's cardboard mock up looks like shit. Nothing could look worse.
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  14. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    No. Boredom has killed the look of a lot of cars. Sometimes, it REALLY is DONE.
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  15. TVC
    Joined: Jun 21, 2017
    Posts: 58


    A reverse tear drop or is that too Thunderbolt? It would sure look neat with those rounded fender tops and all but might be too closely associated with Ford to pass.
  16. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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  17. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    That's about right.
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  18. grimmfalcon138
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 164

    from az

    Thanks for the input guys. I think I'll just leave it alone.
  19. Jack E/NJ
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
    Posts: 667

    Jack E/NJ
    from NJ

    >>>I think I'll just leave it alone.>>>

    No!!! You gotta get rid of the scoop. Then replace it with a new grille. A valiant 300! That might be even more street-freakish. 8^) Jack E/NJ valiant.jpg
  20. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 5,278


    Cowl type no taller that required. I like Fords but to me those teardrop scoops didn't even look good on the cars Ford put them on.
  21. c-10 simplex
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,367

    c-10 simplex

    If YOU like it, then go for it; That's all that matters.

    i would go for the Hilbourne (sp?) you have on it now, or a bugcatcher myself.
  22. Something that goes with the lines of the car and hood shape.

    Pretty recognizable, maybe too much.
    But better.
    Surfer style scoop

    If you're feeling ambitious.
    Carve one out of foam and patern it.
  23. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,084

    from California

    even made from metal that scoop would look like a cardboard box.
  24. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    What you have on there now looks '60's as can be. Some stainless trim surrounding it would help to set it off a bit.
  25. smitron
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 6

    from texas

    The thing looks good and sneaky as is without the box treatment. Put spacer under it if u have too for the full hilborne visible effect. I also really like the smooth red plexiglass thing someone posted earlier.

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  26. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,277


    It was good enough for two lane blacktop.....but still ugly!!! 55 chevy.jpg
  27. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,398

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    Give the box to the cat.
    Cosmo49 likes this.
  28. And to be perfectly honest it was the ugliest thing about the whole car.

    The hood scoop on the car when it was used in American Graffiti looked a 100 times better.HRP

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  29. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,236

    big duece
    from kansas

    The rest of the '55 makes up for the bad scoop. Like to girl that has the killer body, and bad nose.
    5window likes this.

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