Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
4/28/21 11:18 a.m.

The joys of towing with an open trailer. While returning from Cobra Automotive–where we fetched our 1965 Ford Mustang vintage racer–one of the side scoops blew off.

It happened just after we set sail, too, yet we couldn't find the missing piece. If you're in Connecticut, enjoy the souvenir.

While Shelby side scoops are undoubtedly kind of cool, they were never installed on the 1965 Shelby R model that we are loosely replicating. They were only applied to 1966 and newer Shelby Mustangs.

Since they weren’t original and just made the car a bit wider, we decided to go with the scoop-less look.

While this sounds like an easy solution, the scoops were installed before our car was painted. Removing the scoops revealed bare primer.

One more thing: Someone attached those scoops with a nasty adhesive that left a messy residue.

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noddaz GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/28/21 12:42 p.m.

Great job!  GRM for the low buck win!

And look on the bright side.  It didn't blow off on the track.

SPG123 HalfDork
4/28/21 2:41 p.m.

Well timed and great results. I am about to do the same thing on our old truck which is also single stage. Did not consider that the paint shop would put it in a can.  

Vajingo HalfDork
4/28/21 8:25 p.m.

No clear? Or was that in the can with the paint as well?

camaroz1985 HalfDork
4/29/21 10:13 a.m.

Need some of that fancy tape.  I see 3M makes it, but $60 a roll, I assume yours wasn't that costly.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
4/29/21 10:17 a.m.

You can make the tape by folding masking tape over itself on one edge. Works nearly as well.

wae UberDork
4/29/21 11:04 a.m.

In reply to camaroz1985 :

I snagged a roll of 3M 06800 on ebay for about $20.  I don't remember how much is on the roll, but I'm doing some patch work on my Miata quarters and when I bought it my thought process at the time said it should be enough for the job.  I don't know how well it works yet because I haven't quite gotten that far in the project.

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