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Unread 09-27-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1967/1968 Mustang GT lower side scoops

I bought a pair of fiberglass lower side scoops to install on my 67 coupe. I'm having one heck of a time making these fit. they are warped & don't fit over the original metal fins/scoops. I need to paint the car within the next month. Do you know how I can take the warping out of these? Or does anyone know where I can buy a quality pair of scoops that look like the original GT type? I don't mind doing some tune up on them but the ones I have I will almost have to rebuild, to get them straight. Bob
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Only the Shelby mustang had them not the gt.The best fiberglass Shelby parts i seen are from Tony Branda Mustang Parts Shelby Parts Cobra Parts but hes not cheap.
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You are not trying to put them on over the chrome pieces are you. I am not an expert but I am pretty sure you have to remove the chrome vent pieces to install the scoops.
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flash, 67's don't have chrome pieces there.

I believe you have to remove the "fake scoops" first. Remove the interior panel and roll up the window to get at the nuts that hold them in place.
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Default I think Bob is right -

You are probably going to have to remove the original fake fins/scoops to get these on correctly.

You really need to remove them anyway if you are going to paint shortly
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Ive installed 2 sets of lowers on 67's. Both still have the fins in there and no problems. Sounds like you have a really bad set. They probably got pulled from the mold green. Meaning not rigid enough to support their own weight and sagged/warped. Then when they did set they are permanetly that shape. Removing the fins will mean you need to make cover for the hole in the quarters
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I bought a pair of fiberglass lower side scoops to install on my 67 coupe. I'm having one heck of a time making these fit. they are warped & don't fit over the original metal fins/scoops. I need to paint the car within the next month. Do you know how I can take the warping out of these? Or does anyone know where I can buy a quality pair of scoops that look like the original GT type? I don't mind doing some tune up on them but the ones I have I will almost have to rebuild, to get them straight. Bob
Thats because you have to REMOVE the scoops that the factory PUT there before you can install the scoops!
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Thats because you have to REMOVE the scoops that the factory PUT there before you can install the scoops!
Again I will say. NO you dont need to remove the 67 vents to do an original style scoop over them.
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Default too much work

I bought both the Eleanor and the Shelby style, and gave up on both! My friend a body shop says you have to take filler, to fill in the gap. Placing almost cured filler onto the area where you're placing the piece, (tape would be placed on the body so the filler won't stick to the metal), then the filler would fill in the gaps. the covers that I bought were just too "off", no way. Mine had bolts and would be fastened by them, and eventually by the bonding of fillers. however, holes had to be drilled to even see if the pieces would fit. I welded the holes shut and went with stock false vents. If you go with the stock vents, I found that they really need to be off the car to paint adequately. They're very difficult to paint, I think that's why I liked the '68's much better, but alas, I'm stuck with my '67.
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I lost more sleep in figuriing out how I was going to attach this thing!

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Default Then I tried this one!

I just couldn't figure out how to install this to make it look like it had always been there! Come to find out, it takes a professional many hours to make it look fantastic. I just didn't have the know how despite of what all bodywork I had done on this car! plus the aftermarket things just don't fit, they have to be made to fit!

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Default Staying original

Finally, I just stayed with the original, and I'm quite pleased with it! I did the bodywork, blocksanding, priming, and colorcoat! My first.
To prep the little vents, I bead blasted them in my blasting cabinet. then epoxy primered them, then painted them before installing on the stang.
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That is too bad. The 2 sets ive done needed almost no work to make them fit. And surely no filling with bondo to make fit. Just alittle sanding.
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There are three types of scoops as well, and sevreal people making them if you are using the GT/CS closed style they should bolt on just fine so you need to return the ones you got. Tony Branda and Mustang's Unlimited both carry very nice fiberglass in my experiance. As far going over the 67 factory fake scoops, I would remove them anyways just for the extra weight...but that is just me.
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Then you need to cover the holes the removed vents left with something right?

Those are the closed style GT/CS ones just with the openings cut out.
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