Justin: If you're looking to recreate a small piece of that certain iconic "Gone in 60 seconds" Mustang, well then, adding the MMD Eleanor style side scoops here to your '05 to '14 Mustang should be a no-brainer. Now, these scoops will combine a durable impact-resistant plastic with our super convenient pre-painted finish, all for right around 170 bucks. Now, the install itself won't involve any drilling or permanent modification, so figure a soft one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter here, and about an hour or so to complete from start to finish.So, if you're watching this video, then chances are you probably already know the inspiration behind these extremely popular five star-rated scoops, and that is a certain 1967 GT500 from the cult classic "Gone in 60 seconds" remake. And while these scoops aren't exactly identical to the ones used on that special car, they still do invoke a bit of that wild retro styling used on the hero car.But movies and appearance aside, the construction is gonna feature that injection molded ABS plastic build, it's gonna be equal parts lightweight and durable overall. Now, the kit will obviously include your two scoops here, which we'll install, and completely cover the quarter window on your S197, so don't exactly expect to retain a ton of visibility out of those things. Along with the scoops here, you're also looking forward to your 3M automotive tape, pre-cut, instructions, and even some black mesh to fill in the vent areas here on the scoops themselves.Now, with all that said, and because these guys do actually cover those quarter windows on your S197, it might not be that bad of an idea to cover these quarter windows using the AM Graphics quarter window blackout decal kit, which you can find here on the site. Now, when installed, that decal is basically gonna hide the unsightly backside of the scoops from the inside of the car looking out once everything has been installed.But now that you know a little bit more about the scoops themselves, the basic inspiration, and what's included, I can't forget about one of the best parts about these scoops, and that is the fact that they have been pre-painted to color match your S197 at home. Now, if you didn't know, our in-house state-of-the-art paint booth does spray with the same base and clear coat that Ford uses on their Mustangs, which just in turn will ensure a near perfect color match for your right at home. Now, as I pointed out earlier, guys, these scoops are incredibly popular here on the site, with well over 100 five star reviews and a ton of customer submitted images. So, with that said, please feel free to check out some of those images to just see how well the color matching does with some of the different factory colors.But as far as your installation is concerned, well, again, don't expect anything too crazy here, such as drilling, or permanent modification, instead, just using some 3M alcohol prep pads, your adhesion promoter, which is going to be the biggie, and finally, the pre-cut 3M automotive tape, you should be able to bang this thing out in relative ease in your driveway or garage. And to give you a better idea of how it will all go down, here's a quick walk through of the job.Man: The tools used for this install were detail spray, a microfiber cloth, wire cutters, a tape measure, painter's tape, a marker, and a razor knife.So, the first step of this install is gonna be to prep the back of the louver to get it ready for adhesion onto the vehicle. I'm gonna do this with the provided alcohol pads and the provided adhesion promoter before I install my 3M and put my louver onto the vehicle. With the back of the surface prepped, I can now start peeling off my provided 3M and sticking it into the designated locations on the back of the louver.So, this kit comes with an optional grille insert, and in order to install this, you're gonna need to follow the measurements in the instruction guide, but I'm also gonna show you how to do that right now. I'm gonna start by making a 1-inch measurement from the end of the mesh, and then make a cut. Next, I'm gonna make another 1-inch measurement, and then I have to make a bend, 90 degrees. Now, I'm just gonna make a 90-degree bend, I'm just gonna use the corner of the table to make my bend properly. I need to make one more bend for the smaller grille insert. The height of the scoop is actually three quarters of an inch, so I'm gonna measure three quarters of an inch from the first bend, and make another bend the opposite direction. Now, I'm gonna use some of the provided 3M tape that's on this roll, and I'm gonna make a couple of small pieces to hold my grille insert into the smaller scoop.The next step is to cut out the provided template in the kit and transfer it over to the larger piece of mesh to insert into the back of the louver for the larger opening. Before I trace my template onto my larger mesh piece, I'm actually gonna cover it with some painter's tape so that none of my yellow paint markings will show through on the grille when it's installed.Now, I'm just gonna use some wire cutters to cut around my lines and make my template to fit my louver opening. So, I've made a couple of relief cuts into the mesh to allow the bends to accept the curve of the opening for the scoop. All right. Now, I'm just gonna apply a thin strip of 3M tape right here to hold my large grille insert in.Before we can install the louver onto the side of the vehicle, we need to make sure that the surface is clean and prepped, free of all debris. Next, I'm gonna use the provided alcohol pad and the adhesion promoter to prep the surface to make sure that the double stick tape sticks nicely. Now, I'm just gonna peel the corners of my double stick tape backing off and get it ready to stick to the vehicle.Now, I'm gonna install the louver using the bottom body line as my reference guide. Once I have everything lined up, I can peel the corners of my tape back. Now I can apply light pressure to the louver to make sure I have good adhesion.And that's gonna wrap up this review and install for the MMD Eleanor window louver. Thanks for watching, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
Painted Eleanor Scoops. If you want to give your Pony the proper "Gone In 60 Seconds" look, you're going to need a set of pre-painted Modern Muscle Design Eleanor-Style Scoops to cover up your Quarter Windows and match the factory paint on your 2005-2014 Mustang.
Painted Here to Match 2005-2014 Factory Mustang Colors. All MMD Eleanor-Style Scoops are painted right here, at AmericanMuscle HQ, to match your stock Ford Mustang colors exactly. The Eleanor-Style Scoops will be pre-painted on the outside of the scoop. The inside of this scoop will come un-painted. They will give your Pony a retro, muscle car appearance that will make it stand out from the rest of the herd.
High Quality Construction. Made of OEM quality ultra-durable high impact plastic for its long lasting durability, these Modern Muscle Design Eleanor-Style Scoops are painted with the same base coat and clear coat urethane paint Ford uses on the exterior of your Mustang for a perfect color match.
Easy Install, No Drilling. No messy bondo, fiberglass, or drilling is required for installation. These MMD Eleanor-Style scoops install simply over the existing glass with the supplied 3M doubled sided automotive bonding tape for a quick and easy installation. These scoops come with optional mesh grilles that can be installed to complete the look.
Application. These MMD Pre-Painted Mustang Eleanor-Style Scoops are designed to be a perfect fit on any 2005 to 2014 GT, V6, or GT500 Mustang Coupes and are sold as a set of two, one driver side and one passenger side.
Choose the year of your Mustang from the options above. The color choices displayed will be the only exterior paint colors available for your year Mustang. The first two letters for each color option are the paint code for your exterior color.
If you need to verify your paint code, look inside the door jam of your driver's side door at your VIN plate to find your exterior paint code.
tried my best to get these professionally put on ...... tried many different adhesives. but as soon as i was getting some speed in my groove........ they ripped up .... too much air channeled from a big opening to a low exit ..... i wish i could bolt it down ....but i'm done with them..... i truly think the Elenaors are the best louvers but i just cant with them any more...... time to pick something else.
and i really loved the look .
12011 GT -
S350sxInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
Have had these for just over a year and half and they need to be repainted. Car is covered and garaged when not in use and they look like the paint under the clear is bubbling up!. Only parts that are doin this is ones I got here pre painted. Rest of the car is perfect!
The louvers look and fit great. Color was spot on and adhesion to the car was easy. My issue was with setting up the grill in the openings. The template for the big opening was off by nearly 3 inches. I had to make my own template, luckily there was plenty of grill to spare. If this happens to you add atleast an hour to the pre-install.
Best suggestion is use the AM how to video.
Purchased the pre painted MMD window scoops, the paint coat is definitely sub-par, there is missing paint spots noted in the picture(s) below. They missed spots inside the scoop and also very thin paint coat, light scratches with happened using a microfiber cloth cleaning off some of the pre adhesive prep that got onto the painted surface. A little disappointed by the lack of paint coats on the product. Purchased this thinking it would of saved time with paint prep but defiantly recommend getting the unpainted version and doing it yourself to ensue a better finish.
42014 GT -
DynajayInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
If you love the Eleanor style look like I do, this is a must for your mustang. Applying the vents and prepping them for your vehicle is fairly easy, just need to make sure the tape is applied in the right places.
My first attempt to install the scoops was... not that great. I tried second-guessing and it eventually started falling off a month later. My mistake. Thankfully I managed to fix it.
I'll also recommend using some painters tape to mock up an even placement. Other than that the installation is fairly easy overall and it looks great!
The Car Wash I just purchased a pair of these scoops and was wondering how they would do with the car wash? Anyone had any issues with them coming off due to the high pressure? I'd had to take the chance and have them fly off and scratch the paint. Any feedback would be great. Thanks!
I followed the instructions that came with these. so far I haven't had any issues with going through a car wash or flying down the road at 140.
I have these exact Scoops on my 2013 GT and the 3M Double sided tape supplied is fantastic. There is NO WAY they will come off in a Car Wash! If you worry about that then Just have your Mustang Hand Washed every time.
I use a "touch less" car wash regularly and my scoops are stuck on tight! If you follow the instructions you'll never have a problem.
How to remove? I have these Eleanor Style Scoops on my car now, and would like to replace them with a different style. How should I go about removing them?
I used a plastic trim knife to get the louvers off then a goo-gone type of product to remove the remaining tape
Starting on the wide end (top side) of the Scoop use a Hair dryer(on High heat) around 1 inch away. Or a heat gun (On low heat) with a lot of distance around 8 to 10 inches away from the Scoops where the 2 sided tape is installed on the edges. Get some strong fishing line (10 lb test or higher) and you Scissor back and fourth between the scoop and the car . If it is hard to scissor if off then you need to heat a bit longer. Dont try and heat the whole scoop at once. Just the area you are working on. Be very careful with a "Heat Gun" because you might really mess up the paint on the Scoops and even your car. Keep the flammable adhesive remover away from the heat gun and hair dryer. In fact put it away until you have removed the scoops.
Be patient with it. Then Goof Off or Mineral Spirits to remove any residual tape adhesive left on the car. Whatever you use to clean off the tape adhesive should be tested somewhere on the car you will never see. This insures you will not mess up your paint if you are using the wrong cleaner. (Lacquer thinner will ruin the paint)
This removal method will not leave scratches on your car.
It works great but you can't rush it.
i heard using a fishing line between the scoop and car works best.
I have used a piece of 100 pound test fishing line to remove various scoops and spoilers from my cars over the years. "Saw" the line between the scoop and the car to break the 3M tape loose. Take your time and don't try to go too fast. You might want to wear gloves to keep the line from digging into your fingers.
Turtle Wax makes something called Label & Sticker Remover. Spray that on the edges and let it sit for a bit, then push on it pretty hard. Maybe wiggle it a bit. It'll come off.
I've removed emblems and other things stuck to cars using 3M tape. I've found the best way is to use a hair dryer and try to heat up the tape and allowing it to stretch and pull off. Then using some bug and tar remover to remove the residue.
3M makes an automotive tape remover but you probably can't get much of it at the tape itself. Best bet is slow and steady pulling with the help of a heat gun. The heat gun will heat up the tape making it easier to remove and then you should be able to slowly and carefully pry it off.
THEN any excess adhesive can be taken off with the 3M adhesive remover found at most auto parts stores.
Replacement automotive 3M tape and adhesive promotor can be purchased from your local auto parts store. You may also call us at 1-855-209-8780, and we can place an order for replacement 3M tape, adhesive promotor, and alcohol pads for you.
Installing or not installing the mesh would be your personal preference, however, we would recommend installing the mesh from keeping debris/bugs from getting into the scoops. The mesh wouldn'tbe hard to clean and would prevent anything from going any further into the window scoop to where you would have to clean further inside the scoop.
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