So, I have a '63 Ranchero project, one day to look much like the one in this picture, and it hath a hood hump. The scoop is wholly fake, however, as with many to all of the chrome bits on the car, it needs rechroming. The question is, do I make it into a real scoop before rechroming? I will have a set of velocity stacks to feed, though not a huge amount of displacement, and may have the radiator moved back, so non-hot air from the nose should also be available. For reasons of display, I may make a panel to lift out of the hump to show the stacks, but for everyday driving, probably have the hood whole.

Thoughts/suggestions?