It all stemmed from my choice of air breather and my unwillingness to compromise.
The factory supplied Johnex hood scoop which is a copy of the traditional style hood scoop would not clear the air breather we had chosen. After combing the net looking for a hood scoop we found nothing.
Then out of no where dad calls and tells me he has a plan. “I found a how to make a hood scoop video on Youtube”.
With a little help from a friend Ed Roach, a definite gear head and jack of all trades. We came up with a way to pull this off, as Ed has worked on many fiber glass bodies.
The design was a more rounded sculpted version of the famed SUPER SNAKE hood.
We started with ridged foam cut out of what we expected it to look like. From there we laid 2 layers of mat glass and resin. Once hard, we pulled it off the mould and had our starting point, a shell of a hood scoop.
With the shell in hand, we ground off the gel coat and bonded the scoop to the hood. At this point thing were really coming together on the Cobra. We then knew we needed the help from our body man Rick Piontek of Orono Collision to join in, helping us fine tune the hoods final shape.
It’s not the hood for every one but we designed it, we built it, and we love it.
More stories about the Burnt Cobra Build coming soon.