|Most people will remember the iconic gone in 60 seconds Shelby GT 500 from the movie. Its great lines and aggressive style, made it hard to forget. But in truth very little of it was actually ever on a 1967-68 mustang.|
For this project we went with Mustangunlimited.com's Eleanor reproduction side scoops. While I'd like to say they fit right on with no modification, I can't. In fact they will require some heavy modification to fit flush like the iconic mustang from the movie. Basically the simply bolt on over the factory rear fender flare, aligning just behind the door jamb. In order for our flush fit we also opted to use a heavy bonding agent to also secure the scoop to the car. This is so when turning or launching hard, the body twisting won't break the scoop loose causing cracking in our paint.
First using some 120 grit sand paper we reduced the excess around the vent from the moulding process, while contouring it to the body. This is import and somewhat time consuming, but the better the fitment now the less work and chance of ill fitment later. Once brought down to the right size and fitment, we added wax paper and tape to protect the body from the fiberglass resin need to widen the edges. Why widen the edges? We needed contact area for the epoxy we are adding to doubly secure the scoop to the car. Don't want to take the chance of hours of work ruined by the scoop breaking loose in a turn.