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#271443 - 03/30/09 09:51 AM A body hood scoop question
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What material are they originally made of and will an original have a number on it? Thanks

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#271444 - 03/30/09 10:16 AM Re: A body hood scoop question [Re: ]
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They were made using RIM molding (Reaction Injection Molding). This process allows two or more componants to be mixed into the injection mold simultaneously under heat and presure, the componants then catalyze into a solid in the mold. It's a plastic product but not a thermoplastic like many other automotive products. The basic main componants are plastic resin, very fine glass fiber, and talc powder. When comingled this gives you a light, stiff, warp & heat resistantant product. When you drill holes in it the talc powder shows itself as a fine white dust. Many confuse it for fiberglass which it is not. Yes, all parts I've seen made in this way for a Mopar had a part# and pentastar molded in.

Here's a short list of some of the other 1960-1976 Mopar products made using RIM molding:

Heater boxes (all years)
Under Hood Air Grabber/Ramcharger Boxes (all years)
A-body dual and single hood scoops (all years)
B-body dual hood scoops (all years)
B-body Door & Quarter Scoops (all years)
Challenger Side Scoops (1971)
1970 Cuda Rocker Molding Gills
Shaker Bubbles

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#271445 - 03/30/09 11:48 AM Re: A body hood scoop question [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
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That about sums it up
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#271446 - 03/30/09 12:07 PM Re: A body hood scoop question [Re: BloFish]
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1971 Challenger side scoops would not be on that list unless you are talking reproduction parts here.

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#271447 - 03/30/09 12:25 PM Re: A body hood scoop question [Re: mccannix]
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Sportsman vans also used many of these plastic trim pieces on the upper half of the interior.

Were all the pieces made by made by Rockwell?
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#271448 - 03/30/09 01:00 PM Re: A body hood scoop question [Re: ]
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Thanks for the help all.

So an original scoop should look kinda like the material in a heater box? I'll look for a part number as well. I noticed one for $100.00 and that sounds reasonable to me.


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#271449 - 03/30/09 01:13 PM Re: A body hood scoop question [Re: ]
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I think more like this in bare form:



$100 for an original A-body scoop in nice shape is a steal.
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#271450 - 03/30/09 01:27 PM Re: A body hood scoop question [Re: In_The_Pink]
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Quote:

So an original scoop should look kinda like the material in a heater box?





No, but they are made using the same process (RIM) just different raw materials.


*Terry, I agree on the Chalenger scoops, speaking repro's only

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