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Old 09-04-2006, 01:03 PM
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hood assembly problems

Me and my dad are working on assembling the hood on my 34 Ford. We are having problems with the hinges that are suppost to attach to the side panel, and the rod that is suppost to connect to the hood and side panel and be bolted to the firewall. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 09-07-2006, 09:18 AM
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better explanation and a photo might help you get a solution, post is to vague.

for instance are you talking about a 4 piece hood and side curtains or a aftermarket piece, the mounting procedures are different
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If that is a 3 piece hood, (It sounds like it is) Here is a little tip for working with those side hinges. Brace up the hood top so it fits the car first. Use 2 braces, one at the front and one at the rear. You can't attach the hinges to the return flange on the side with it not being braced. The hood tops are just too flimsey and you will only be frustrated.

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Please explain further. Fitting the four piece hood to a 33-34 Ford is one of the hardest parts of putting one of these cars together. You have a center piece between the two top hood pieces that is held on by brackets at the firewall and the top of the radiator. The two top pieces have rolled edges that fit into this center piece. You must secure one end of that piece at the firewall then slide each top hood half into the center piece. Once that is done you can then hang the side pieces by sliding the retaining rods in as someone holds the side pieces in alignment with the top pieces. Hard to explain the process, but if you do not understand please PM me and I will try again.

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Hard to explain the process, but if you do not understand please PM me and I will try again.
Vince, I thought we were supposed to exchange technical info and this kind of stuff on the board?
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Vince, I thought we were supposed to exchange technical info and this kind of stuff on the board?
Quite true, but I'm afraid I might show my inability to express my learnings clearly.

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Sorry for being so vague. It is a three peice hood. We have gotten over the hood problems but we are working on the front inner fender panels right now. The inner panels contour's don't fit very well to the side panels and the front fenders. I want to give you a little background, so here goes. I wanted to build a car with my dad so i could have it by the time i could drive. I picked a 65 Mustang but then we sold it a got my 34. Anyway thanks a lot for the feedback. Check my photo album for pics. I'm going to upload some of what I'm talking about.
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So this is your 34 and not your dads and you can't even drive yet?
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Hey Kevin, the profile name fits
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Good for him; Its great to see kids out in the garage fixin' metal then sittin in front of the puter all day with the metal hangin outa their face. Cheers!!!
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Oh and by the way I'm a girl

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