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33 & 34 hood and side pannel difference.

Hello , I Bought A 33 Ford 3 Window Coupe, (glass) To Rebuild. The Hood Was Bought New, By The Owner Before Me. The Hood & Side Panels Do Not Fit Properly. I Think It Has A 34 Hood , It Is Said That 33 & 34 Hoods Are Different From Each Other. One Is Longer Than The Other, Also A 33 Hood Has A Rolled Edge On Front Leading Edge And The 34 Doesn`t. Can Anyone Tell Me The Difference Between The 34 & The 33 Hoods. I Have A Metal Hood And Side Panels. Maybe Tell Me Where To Measure & How Long Each Hood Should Be, And What Ever You Can Help Me With, About The Hoods.i Need To Find Out Witch One I Have. A Few Have Told Me That The Grills Are Different Also, ( I HAVE A GLASS GRILL). Maybe Some One Can Help ,telling The Difference In Them Also,if Any. Thanks To Anyone That Can Lend Me Some Smarts. Lt1-55

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My 4 piece Rootlieb hood on my 34 has a rolled edge at the front on all four panels, the rear does not. The 34 hood has a cutout around the radiator cap. I also have glass car and I had to do quite a bit of massaging both to the body and the rear of the hood.

The below shots were taken befor I made the hood match the body at the rear and sides

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The original 33 hood has one handle in the middle and curved louvers. The hood and side panels have a bead at the front edge and the hood is a little longer to meet up with the smaller grille shell.

I don't know much about fiberglass body manufacturing but I don't think anyone makes a "33" body. The only real difference in the body would be the side of the cowl at the bottom doesn't have a hole for the rear 34 hood latch. The 33 used a braket that rivited on. And the 33 had no hood prop spot on the top of the firewall/cowl top. Other than that, they are pretty much indentical. The doors are different in that the window didn't have a "vent" mode as the 34 did.

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the before stated hood info is spot on.
the 1 thing i will ad is about the grille. the stock 33 grille is flatter than the 34 . most glass cars take extra work to match the grille/hood areas and fenders if you have/use them.

good luck with your project.
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re:33-34 hood differences

Hey guys,
The quickest way to spot the difference in the hood side panels on 33 ford and a 34 Ford is the 33' only has one handle in the lower center on the hood side and the 34' has two handles on each side , one near the front and one at the rear of the hood side.
Kyle- hot34coupe
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The louvers in the 33 hood are slightly curved as well. The 34s are straight.

Does your car have the fenders and runningboards in one piece?? If so you have a Street Beast. If you do vitually NO reproduction parts will fit it as it is not a reproduction Ford car but rather a Florida Fiberglass Mfgr's concept of one.
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