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Hey guys,
I have searched all over the boards for a topic already on this but couldn't find one.
Has anyone istalled this themselves and could you give a little how to on installing it. I want to do it myself because the shop wants $100 to put it on and I really don't want to pay that. I really appreciate the help./

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I had a shop do mine but I didn't have the template. Here is how is should go.
Remove the hood.
Line up the template on the hood.
Using a hole punch, lightly hit it with a hammer to mark your drill spots.
Using a bit that is the same size as the bolts, drill your holes in the spots you marked.
Put the scoop on the hood.
Put the lock washers on the two front prongs from underneath the hood.
Put the bolts on from underneath the hood.
Lighten them all down.
Put the hood back on.

If this doesn't seem simple after looking everything over, thinking about the steps and how you are going to do this yourself?

Pay the $100 bucks. That is not a whole lot for them to put it on!!
 

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Or you can spend that $100 on beer and entertainment, because it will only take you ten minutes to install it yourself. :)

The template is a HUGE, folded, paper. On the paper you see the triangle for where the scoop goes, and the top T that lines up against your hood, where it meets the windshield. Use that T and cut it out, you don't need the extra paper, it only gets in your way. And with all the extra paper around the V part, you can't really line it up correctly...so use the V and T as guides, and cut it out.

I used scotch tape to hold the template on the car, and used my eyes to line up the scoop. Then I adjusted the template to fit exactly where I wanted to drill the holes. Then I re-taped the template so it would not move what so ever.

Open your hood and lay a peice of ply wood on top of your engine. While drilling through the hood, I knew that I would thrust the drill past the hood when it finally cut through it, I didn't want to hit the UIM or any hoses.

Now simply drill according to the template and the proper drill bit size. Remove the template, lightly blow away all the slivers of metal. DO NOT wipe them away, that will leave scratches on your hood.

Now, if you have any color Cougar, OTHER than black, you might want to do what I did. After seeing a lot of scoops on light colored Cougars, the one thing that I couldn't stand, was being able to clearly see the hood under the scoop, through the mesh. Having a laser red Cougar, I did not want to be able to see red under the scoop. So I put down some black vinyl on the hood, under where the scoop was to go.

Then I slapped the scoop on, and insetred the screws. All in all it took me 10-20 minutes to completly install.
 

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No, I wish I did. Ask around, someone here (I thought it was Morph) had scanned the template in sections, but I can't remember who it was.

You could make your own template the way I made mine for my spoiler.

Get a large, flat peice of card board.....large enough to completly set the scoop on. Set the scoop on the card board and use a marker to do a perfect outline of the scoop. Cut it out.

Set the card board peice on a flat level surface. Screw the screws into the scoop, half way.

Set the scoop on the on top of the card board template, line it up, and push the scoop down gently. The screw heads and two front prongs will leave indentions in the card board. Lift the scoop off and use a screw driver to poke a hole where each indention is. Remove the screws, lay the cardboard on the scoop, and screw in the screws again, to ensure the holes line up with the template holes perfectly. Now trim the template down PERFECTLY, so it is the exact same size and shape as the scoop.

Now you have the perfect template, use it to line up where you want the scoop to go, tape it down, and start drilling. :)
 
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