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Jmccrack 01-05-2012 05:37 PM

34 Ford 4 piece hood
I have a 34 4 piece hood with no cut out it is a Rootlieb hood. Because the hood has a center hindge the bracket that fits on the top of the rad that the hinge fits into is about 4" under the hood when I trial fit the rad. Do I have to cut something out go the hood before I can install the bracket on top of the rod to hold the hinge?

FASTFORD 01-06-2012 09:05 AM

the hinge bracket gets bolted to the grille shell. at least thats how mine is but I have the cutout style hood & grille.

the bracket at the top of the radiator is for the support rods that run to the firewall.

Jmccrack 01-08-2012 08:09 PM

Fast ford. If you did not have a cutout style hood and the hindge ran full length of your hood how would you attach the front part that holds your hood hindge on top of the rad?

FASTFORD 01-09-2012 03:39 PM

it has been a number of years since I saw a 34 with a hood without the cut out but I believe it mounted the same.

also ,if you look at hood mounting parts for a 33 or 34 the same bracket is used in the front & the rear of the hood.
so I would guess that the grille shell will have a lip where the hinge bracket will bolt on to keep the hinge in place & aligned.

check this out..about halfway down the page you will notice hood hinge brackets for 33 to 35 Fords. the part number is the same for front & rear brackets.......#40-8220

Jmccrack 01-09-2012 06:47 PM

It is mounted the same problem is because the hood has no cut out the holes that are in the rad top for the hinge bracket are now not in the right place. And the grill shell is fiberglass so I cannot mount the bracket to the grill shell. I think I have to cut the hood out so I can shorten the hinge.

FASTFORD 01-09-2012 07:07 PM

I suggest you stop for awhile and consider another option.
your grille shell is glass but you may be able to fabricate a plate to mount the hinge bracket.
bonding this plate to the underside of the grille shell may get the hood to mount without cutting.
could you post some pictures of your grille & hood ?

Jmccrack 01-10-2012 10:27 AM

I have inserted a pic but it does not come thru

Jmccrack 01-10-2012 11:24 AM

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try again. there is a pic here somewhere

Jmccrack 01-10-2012 11:24 AM

Ha Ha now Ive got it

Jmccrack 01-10-2012 11:42 AM

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ok. Now I have got it. Here is a pic of my project so far. as you can see without the cut out in the hood the front of the hood almost covers the rad. i like your idea of adding something to the bracket that is already on the top of the rad and extend it back

FASTFORD 01-10-2012 03:50 PM

that looks correct in the picture. the grille shell is attached to the bracket on the front of the radiator.
the hood & grille shell meet above the front edge of the radiator,just like an original.
your project looks good...keep at it ! :thumbup:

FASTFORD 01-10-2012 04:02 PM

after re-reading this thread, I want to clarify a bit.
the bracket on the back side of the radiator is for the support rods.
the bracket on the front side of the radiator is used to fasten the lip/flange of the grille shell.
since you have the hood style without the cut out, I`m not sure where the front hood hinge bracket is mounted.
I think it still should be on the grille shell flange to mate the grille shell & hood. I believe this because, on the cut out style hood,the bracket is on the grille flange and the hood & grille line up correctly in this position.

Jmccrack 01-12-2012 01:45 PM

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OK guys I need some help. As you can see in the picture I have only 3 solutions as I see it.
1. Cut the hood hinge back and bolt the hinge bracket where it sgould be
2. Add something under the hood on the top of the rad to extend the hood bracket back
3. Bolt the hood bracket hinge to the fiber glass grill shell.

If I do the first one I will have to fill the area I cut out. If I do the second one I am not sure the hood will drop down far enough. If I do the 3rd one is the fiberglass strong enough to hold the hood. Any help would ne greatly appricated

FASTFORD 01-12-2012 03:26 PM

your option #1 is incorrect.

that is where the hood hinge would be attached IF you had the cut-out style hood & grille shell.

I think you need to be patient & see how your style hood & grille is fitted on an original car. just my .02

Jmccrack 01-12-2012 05:02 PM

Interesting. Are you saying that some original hoods did not have the cutout?

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