December 30, 2010
Awesome scoop. Had the local Ford delearship paint it in my Windveil blue. Be sure and paint the inside of the front of scoop up to the black mesh grille. First time I picked it up, got home and realized you can see from the sides the inside of scoop. Don't mount this without drilling the holes and using the nuts and bolts. The 3M tape is just a double insurance, not to be the only mounting to the hood. Lay the template over the hood making sure all the folds are flattened out, then use blue painters tape to hold it in place. Lay an old sheet over engine compartment before drilling, and I used a piece of 2x4 under the hood where it latches to jack the hood up a little. IMPORTANT - when drilling the two holes closest to the windshield, put some electrical tape around your drill bit so that only an eighth inch of the bit goes through your hood. I fortunately caught this before it happened, but something told me to double check underneath the hood before drilling these two back holes, and sure enough, the rubber hose that runs between the two windshield washers is directly underneath the hood. You literally will drill into the rubber tube unless you shim it away from the bottom of the hood. I was nervous drilling holes into the hood of a literally brand new car, but had to have the scoop. Just take your time, and here's another tip....have a friend help you with this. What we did was stick a footlong strip of blue painters tape on top of the back part of the hood scoop. (from front to back with about a foot left over, then folded that over to make a handle.) Then ran a piece perpendicular to that piece (which holds the first piece in place) and we used the tape piece as a "handle" to lower the scoop down. One guy can hold the scoop from the front lip, but there's no way to guide the back end of the scoop when lowering it into position. Lining up the 7 holes was tricky too, because the bolts are real short. One guy on one side of the car and you on the other really helps to lower it in place. And with the 3M tape you really only get one shot at this, so you want it right. It took us a good 3 hours to mount this scoop but it was all worth the effort. Looks sharp. Been on there a couple years now, and at 110 mph it don't move a bit. After a year on the car, I retightened the seven nuts and put some locktight on just to be sure. Glad I did cause they had loosened up a bit. So use a little locktight upon installation and you'll be git to go. Looks totally factory.