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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
how to install a hood scoop... (56K beware)

well tools needed:

#1 SAFETY GLASSES (unless u dont care about your eyes)
hood scoop (im using a 1985 300zx scoop)
a marker (perferably a kind that will come off your paint)
cutting disks (i ended up using like 3-4 of them)
o yea and a hood.

well u mark the hood with the marker, its better to measure were the air filter is under the hood so u can puch a hole in the right spot, along matching the looks of the scoop from the out side, remember measure tiwce and cut once, u only have one shot in this one, u dont want to mess up a whole hood. take your time in it, dont rush it through
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then u get a drill and drill the holes were the scoop is gonna bolt on to.
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then u check the bolt holes, and see if the scoop falls in snugly.
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if not then make the holes a little wider with a dremel
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then u get your dremel and use the cutting disks to cut the hole in the hood (make sure u put a rag or something under the hood to cover your battery and air filter and parts under)
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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
and after your done, get a screw driver or something and pull that peice off.
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after that lift hood, and clean under

then u mark and cut the bottom part out, so u can have a big hole for air to get in
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then u bolt up the scoop
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and your done

finall product's look
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edit: things to be mentiond also

- grind down the edges of the cut parts for a cleaner and better looks, and use rust protectant spray(my car is getting painted so its gonna get primerd and then painted so i didnt use any)
- im gonna be usig some silicon from the inside so no rain or water will get through the scoop from around
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