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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Hood scoop on a Fleetwood

I figure that'll get people wound up.

The Fleet is retired for now. Alternates between the driveway and the field while I try and get the new shop put together and do 500 other projects. Perfect opportunity to keep collecting parts, at least. So, OK, I don't want some massive, absurd looking thing on it. But I do want to add some life to that big, flat piece of steel, too. Considering there is putty near the middle of the hood from whatever happened while the original owners had the car it's a perfect specimen to cut up.

Right now the lead contender is a '68 Yenko Camaro type(if only I could find one in metal).



Aggressive but not over-the-top...maybe. It may be too small, though. I need to get the measurements from an early Camaro just to see how much bigger the Fleet's hood is. Anyone have any other suggestions? Subtle is the key here(yeah, get the 2ft tall box scoops posted early and get it out of your systems).


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From Cadillac Forum

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If only as a result of functional requirement (as opposed to just a styling cue) a supercharger bump or pure heat extraction louvers might get a 'Pass' grade if kept civil-looking.

As you say it's just too easy for the look to turn clowncar.
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I'll vote "barf" in advance. They're too classy a car for a hood scoop.


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I'll vote "barf" in advance. They're too classy a car for a hood scoop.
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But then again some of the hoods I see people putting on there SS's make me cringe.


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But then again some of the hoods I see people putting on there SS's make me cringe.

Amen to that.


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So Scott-,
Your idea is not seeing the love here eh.

The more current -V models seem to be able to get away with a well contained supercharger tumor. But, some rigs just ain't no scoop never gonna work on. Think an 80's Eldo or Riv as one of the few possibly even more disturbing examples.


Now if you were to tell us you're putting together a salt flats car, - why then that's a whole 'nother story!

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Nah, I figured it wouldn't get a lot of love so it's ok.

But to me, honestly, these things are just a Caprice with the interior they all should have had. A Chevy engine under the hood means it's just a Chevy with Caddy badges on it (that includes the new ones). So it's a perfectly legit candidate for any mod any other B body is up for. It's just that question of "looks good vs clown car".

Seriously, a half-acre of flat steel isn't the definition of "classy", either, but in this case it's a moot point. This particular hood either gets something on it or it winds up as scrap and I get another. Once I dig out whatever that lump of crap in the center is I'm pretty sure I'm not going to want to fix what's under it.


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A "one inch" L88 scoop.



Just enough to give some contour but hardly enough to become a focus point. Negatives: It's some mighty generic "contour"...and I can't find anything metal shorter than two inches...


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No No This Thread Ain't Dead Yet

Only works though with the whole paint scheme:


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