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Old 08-13-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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anyone know how to make a functional hood scoop

Has anyone done this? I just need to know how to keep water out before I attempt this. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks, Josh


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Old 08-14-2012, 06:45 AM   #2
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Check out images of the Volant Hood Scoop. I think that was them. They use to make a focus hood and air take. Basically you need to put the scoop on the hood, and then on the engine side be able to seal around the scoop and have a traditional cone style filter. Think of the BOSS Mustang hood as reference. Could also see his the Pontiac grand am of early 2000's that had ram air did there's.

As a FYI I think "ram air" only helped them out when going over 55mph or something like that.

You will most likely also want to use a small drill bit and make sure there are drainage holes so what water does get through the scoop you can drain.

Why would you want to do this? There are other ways you can route intake pipe to give you a hood scoop effect with out cutting up the hood. Also I think it has only been done in the past having the scoop off to one side due to hood clearance, which makes the look of the non symmetrical.
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Thanks for the tip. I think you're right about it only being functional over 55. I was just wanting to do this to make my focus a little different. I am using a messed up Hood just to test it out I wouldn't want to mess up a good one.
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Focus Sport made the best-looking hood with a functional hood scoop

These hoods are extremely rare and if you do find one be ready to shell out close to a grand on it.

I love the look and where the scoop sits. Since you are cutting up a hood I would go for this look.
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^^^ see I think the hood does look good but it's symmetry kills me. I would have liked it if they put a non functional one on the other side just to balance the hood. but every one has there own taste.

If I had a spare hood I would work on putting in a cowl hood. give it a 2-3 in rise....
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been thinking about finding a hood and making the fs hood...
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that hood is about the look I was thinking of. thanks for the pic.
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here ya go. this is mine. functional and it does not allow water to get in.





and fyi its a fail because who would go through this much trouble for a focus anyway? according to a the friend who volunteered his garage for use that night for cutting out the hood. and air isnt just coming in from those teeny little vents at the sides. it is an open back cowl. it draws cool air into the engine bay when the car is moving and allows hot air to escape when the car is stopped.
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Thats cool did you buy that hood or start with a stock one?
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i bought it but it would be easy enough to make one. a stock hood + 1994-1998 stock mustang hood. cut the cowl off the mustang hood, strip the paint off both hoods, trim the cowl to properly fit and then weld it onto the stock focus hood, bondo over the welded seam and smooth out the transition. cut out the inside of the stock hood so air can pass out through the cowl, primer and paint.

it would be a hell of alot of work and it would be heavy as hell but it would be a cheap alternative to tracking down a hood exactly like mine. mine is made of fiberglass and is 1 of 600 made without a scoop at the nose of the hood to the best of my knowledge.
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