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Old 04-16-2007, 08:21 AM
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34 Hood fit

Well I started fitting the hood this weekend, so I have a few questions I did find some good info on the forum on this. My question is on a 1934 Ford how much is the radiator lean back, it seems like I need to lean the rad back in order to make the hood fit. The support rod I have from the firewall to the rad seem like the correct rod looking in a parts book, should be 31.5 inched long but it seem like I would need rods 28 inches long.

Any insight would be great. Can post pic tomorrow

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I have an original 34 Ford 2dr sedan. It is still in winter storage and I won't be able to get to it for 2 weeks. If you haven't found the answer by then PM me and I will measure it for you.
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Has the firewall been changed? Or could the rad bracket be wrong? Does the grilles lean match the front of the hood when you lean it back? Or, is it leaning back too far just to meet the hood?

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Firewall has not been changed, I think that the rad is set to far forward. I have to lean the grill & rad back to make the side skirts match the grill shell.

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Did the car have a hood when you got or are you now trying to add it to a hoodless car? Is that car fibreglass?
That firewall is darn sure not an original.
Does the hood fit the grille at top and sides when moved as you say? If it does, then move it and bolt it down.
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The car was not fitted with the hood whwn I got it, but it was bought for the car, it's a 4pc hood. The car is a fiberglass car (Monitti) body. The rad is bolted down and no slots in the rad,. When I lean the grill & rad back the hood fits at the botton and at the top of the grill.

Hood is steel.

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Don't try to start with the radiator or the support rods.

Fit the hood top to the car first. The belt reveal lines need to be aligned and straight first then everything else gets fitted to the top. You will probably have to trim the hood or the body or both to get things straight. The last one I did I had to section it on the sides to get it right. Then fit the hood sides, then get the grill shell and splash pans and see what you have.

Don't let the radiator tell the hood where to be, the hood tells the radiator where to be. Don't be surprised if you don't have to cut the radiator mounts down. I've done that on the last 3 I've done .

You may have to bend the grill some as well, depending on what you have.

Replica hood + replica body = alot of work fitting it up.

Here is the last one I did. poliform body and a rootleib hood and a new bob drake grill.




Rootlieb and Minotti will be of no help.

Do a search here, there are alot of other threads about fitting hoods on those 33/34 fords.
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/sear...earchid=996155

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Ok thanks everyone I think I have a better idea and plan of attack.

1 thing I did notice is that the support rods seem to be to long is this due to the fact that they are set to far in and the need to be spread apart more. The rod are 31 inches long.

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