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Post by Joe73 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:09 am

Just found this ad on craigslist. Looks like he has (2) new L88 scoops. In case anyone is looking for one.

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/pts/3623365088.html
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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:55 pm

Oh man!!!!!

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Post by Joe73 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:00 pm

77mali wrote:Oh man!!!!!

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I thought you would reply. I know you like those L88's. lol!
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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:06 pm

I wish I had the xtra funds. Sad

I'm going to call though. Great find!
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Post by dynchel on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:20 pm

I wanted to add a l88 scoop (to my steel hood) but i have seen to many crack at the mating line. Even if you Google "bonding fiberglass to steel" appx 95% of comments say not to do it. Quote: its not a matter of if it will crack but when.......
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Post by Joe73 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:25 pm

I bonded one on my original hood before I got the glass hood. I had it for a little over 2 years without cracking. I ground the paint off the hood, laid down a thin layer of "gorilla hair" (long fibered fiberglass) then riveted the scoop on and blended it on with fiberglass. Came out nice until I bent the hood.

Nowadays they have urethane adhesive to put body panels on. I think I would glue it down with urethane and then mold it in.
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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:30 pm

The pic of the one that's off the car looks like there is a small crack on it.

There are also epoxies avail for structural bonding. If I were to buy one I think I'd give it a coat of epoxy over some carbon fiber mat before the install.

I'd bolt it on with a neoprene gasket of some kind underneath the scoop too but that's just me.
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Post by Joe73 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:42 pm

I dont think I'd go neoprene gasket and the epoxy would probably dry too hard and stiff. The urethane would remain flexible to allow for the differences in expansion and contraction of fiberglass to metal.

Best stuff I've ever used is 3M 5200 urethane adhesive/sealant. They use it to bond boat decks to hulls. 48 hours to tack and 7 days to cure. It remains flexible forever and you cant get it off. I use it when I put thru hull fittings in boats. Never leaks. They also make a 4200 that dries a little quicker. Home depot usually carries it.
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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:50 pm

The epoxy coating is thin, like fiberglass resin & a 1:1 ratio parts A+B. There are different durometers of neoprene avail. You can use a softer grade with about 1/4 the hardness of say a body bushing. I can get it in rolls 3/8 or 1/4" thick x 50'. My thought was to give it more compression in the bolt area between the metal and the scoop as the two surfaces have different expansion characteristics. Of course using a glass hood would be easier, lighter & a lot less work.

I'll take a peek @ that 5200 sounds like something I could def use in places of the gasket. How thick a bead did U use?
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Post by Joe73 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:55 pm

I didnt use 5200 on a glass hood but I've used it for loads of other stuff. You can make it as thick as you like, just a long dry time. I even used it on a cracked humidifier in the house and a 250 gallon water container that cracked. Just scuffed the area and put some 5200 on with a paint mixing stick to spread it out. Left it about 1/8- 3/16" thick and let it harden.
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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:02 pm

Looks like there's not too much room for bolting this bad boy.

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Post by ant7377 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:03 pm

Joe,yours looks great on your car! Fits it perfect!

Paul if you get one I can meet the guy for you someplace hes about 1/2 hour from my house. Save you on shipping it.



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Post by Joe73 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:05 pm

Thanks for the compliment. BTW, my block is being hot tanked as we speak.
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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:13 pm

ant7377 wrote:Joe,yours looks great on your car! Fits it perfect!

Paul if you get one I can meet the guy for you someplace hes about 1/2 hour from my house. Save you on shipping it.

Thanks Ant! I'll let you know gonna call tomorrow & see if he'll come down a little bit on the price. Wink

They'll prob be sold already though- those Corvette guys are parts hounds just like we are.
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Post by BicknellWelding on Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:17 pm

or buy it new
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-475009?seid=google&gclid=CKPxqMbkvrUCFUZa4AodkiIAKw

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Post by jerry46765 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:50 pm

BicknellWelding wrote:or buy it new
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-475009?seid=google&gclid=CKPxqMbkvrUCFUZa4AodkiIAKw


Yeah, this isn't a rare item. Every fiberglass guy makes them, and some are different sizes.

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