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Sep 8, 8:51pm - #3239 
can you do a lighted hood scoop?

New to these boards... just wondering if I picked up one of those new Hood scoops if there was any way to put, say, red neon lights behind it to sort of give it a cool look when the headlights are on (night time)... quasi Knight Rider type thingy. Any ideas?

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Sep 8, 9:25pm - #3240 
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The white rod in the center is a NEON TUBE.

i hope this helps with your project idea

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Sep 8, 9:36pm - #3241 
er, ok it can be done... I assume that was the view of the underside of the Hood. How hard is it, what would I need, is it visible from the outside with the Hood closed? I wanted sort of a red eye/cyclops look while driving at night.

Thanks for the speedy reply!

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Sep 8, 10:03pm - #3242 
According to the picture, that setup looks to be fastened by a pair of plastic ties and the wires are held together with electrical tape.

It looks as if the light from the neon tube is visible but not the tube itself (when the Hood is closed, light on, night time).


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Sep 9, 5:03am - #3243 
what about engine heat? would it be srong enough to do any damage to the tube? plus all the wind, is twisty ties going to be able to keep it stable enough? but anyways, definitely a bada$$ mod if it works out. thumbsup

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Sep 9, 6:49am - #3244 
anyone know where to get this sort of light?


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Sep 9, 9:19am - #3245 
you can pick up neon tubes at pepboys, round 20 bucks for one that small.

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Sep 9, 11:06am - #3246 
Wow you guys are great and tremendously knowledgable. Thanks for all the insight.

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Sep 10, 3:51am - #3247 
Yes you can and I have an MBautosport hoodscoop and with the way that I did mine, you can see the neon itself from afar, but best when looking directly into it. When I drive behind my friends they say they can see it from their rearview and side Mirrors. You put 2 3inch neons ($40) on the metal casing inbetween the scoop and the Hood on the little arch(it fits perfectly in there) I used electrical tape at the ends to keep them in and they work fine. I've got pics if you want, I can email some to you. I don't know how to put pics on here. Sorry.

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Sep 10, 5:36am - #3248 
I would love to see any pics you have. Where did you get the 2 3inch lights? What color? if you have it on a URL post that or email to jason_osborne@ncsu.edu and I will post all on a URL when I get a chance.


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Sep 11, 7:56pm - #3249 
hey...if you can send me some pics of that...that would be cool..thanx...its quiksilver1132@netscape.net
name the topic..."hoodscoop"...plz..thanx

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Sep 11, 11:56pm - #3250 
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Since its daytime, its not as bright but there is also neon lighting under my video screen (orange)

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My car with front upper-grille and lower-grille neons - and also seat neon lighting
...at MaxShowoff 2001, Delmar

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4B's car with (external) scoop neon lighting
...at MaxShowoff 2001, Delmar

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4B's car with (external) scoop neon and Hood-line neon lighting
...at HotImportNights 2002, Delmar

Both of our setups are ment for show use only...

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