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    May need to ad scoop to hatch cover - looing for advice/pics

    Running into a clearance problem. Talk deck BBC motor with Brodix single plane high rise - we're about 2.5-3 inches short on hatch clearance. I was thinking of putting a small scoop on, but do not wish to make it obnoxious (sp?) looking. Was thinking of a scoop covered with padding and vinyl, to match the sunpad. If anyone has advice or pics of something along these lines, please post a reply.



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    Charter Member #1055/Moderator Charter Member GO4BROKE's Avatar
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    Sonic 386
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    Why is obnoxious bad? I want 2 obnoxious scoops for my boat! Preferably with 2 obnoxious blowers under them! Is it possible to raise the sunpad? I have seen Sonic notch the underside of the engine hatch to allow blower clearance, with a piece of steel over the hole, under the upholstry, so it retians a stock apearance. Good Luck!!

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    There's only about 3/4" of hatch to cut up into.... The hatch can be raised maybe an inch (max) as well - so that leaves us about an inch short. For once I am honestly saying that I wish I had that extra inch!

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    I wasn't gonna say anything on this board yet, but now you got me started

    I knew I had to add scoops to get clearance for new blowers. I shopped around, and found some I liked from Unlimited Products in Corona, Ca. Not too tall, not too long - just right. They took six weeks to build. What a disappointment when I got them - thin walled, unpainted, blemishes everywhere, not uniform in size. Oh well, I said, nothing a little putty and sanding won't fix..

    So, I did all the touch up and was ready to paint. Just so happens that I put them in direct sunlight on the day I was going to paint, and they started to "bubble". I guess air was trapped in pockets in the fiberglass and expanded in the heat, causing the bubbles. I had to gouge out all the bubbles with a razor blade and fill, then re-sand, and then fill some more. What a pain. And I still don't know if more heat (90 degree day?) will cause more of them.

    I sent a letter to UP this week with pictures. I don't know how they will respond. Here is one of the pictures.
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    i have blowers on my cig and ran into the same problem and didnt want to screw up the sunpad. check out cp performance. i got hatch inserts from them, about 2-2.5" deep that you cut in to the hatch and cut the foam from the pad. works great! the pad is hard in those 2 spots but i didnt have to cut scoops thru it

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