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Where to buy vintage fiberglass hood scoops

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kurts49plym, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. kurts49plym
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
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    I had a hood scoop on this 55 chevy of mine in the 70s. I want to find another one, preferably from a company that even made it in the 70s and is still in business. It looks like the hemi scoop pictured. It was approx 24 inches wide in the front, maybe 4-6 inches high. I've done some searching on the internet and not had much luck. Any ideas? Any old companies still out there? Thanks, Kurt
     

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  2. texoutsider
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    Glastec...............MAS.............W&S..............Fiberglass trends...Fiberglass Plus...all make the Hemi scoop
    M.
    ..funny thing...we have found that the Hemi scoop will slow ya down about 1 mph in a quarter as compared to the shorter Max Wedge scoop.......
     
  3. treb11
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    VFN Fiberglass Anderson Industries
     
  4. BigNick1959
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
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    Check out a J.C. Whitney catalog. They still sell some of the same style scoops they sold 30 years ago......Probable the very same ones that were in stock 30 years ago!. Is Whitney still on Archer Ave. on the south side of Chicago??.
     
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  6. pastlane
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    rod N race fiberglass Lots of scoops
     
  7. shoprat
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    FIBERGLASS TRENDS is in Orange, Ca. They've been around a long time.
     
  8. kurts49plym
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    kurts49plym
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    from IL

    Thanks for the sources. I have not been able to find one like the one I need. The hemi scoops are approx 3 feet wide while the one on my 55 (from the 70s) was around 2 ft. wide. I suppose it's possible it was narrowed down, which is what I will have to do. I just bought another 55 hardtop that will be a clone of the one pictured. Took me 35 years to get another one. 283+.125, 4 speed, 5.13 rear-Hope you like the pics!:)
     

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  9. raffman
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    I think Unlimited Fiberglass has that style. Watch out for crating and truck freight charges!!!!!
     
  10. kurts49plym
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    kurts49plym
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    Well I bought the one from unlimited Fiberglass. Perhaps I can modify it narrower. Cost $75 and $55 to ship. Can you believe that shipping gouging? I guess I shouldn't complain if I had to have it. Kurt
     
  11. sho1off
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    Summit racing has some
     
  12. 210ken
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    210ken
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    You'll do well to avoid Showcars Body parts. My experience was BAD. Junk parts and shakey business. My $0.02
     

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