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Old 01-12-2006, 09:17 AM
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Model A hood fitment

I know the answer to this question is probably somewhere in these pages, but I figured it might take all day to find. It's also in several of my million Hot Rod and antique car magazines, and files, but I can't remember where. I'm hoping one of you can be of help.
What is involved with modifying a stock Model A hood to fit my '31, with a '32 grill? I've been looking for a hood, and can't decide whether to buy a stock '30-'31, or buy a new one made specifically to fit this common application. I've having trouble spending $400. for a new one, and would much rather fit an original used hood if it's not too difficult.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Woody Gingrich

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The Ford 1930-1931 hood will fit the Ford passenger car 1932 grill shell fine with no modifications. The contour of the rear of the shell and the front portion of the hood are the same.
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However, you want to get the hood PRIOR to finalizing the grille shell and rad, they will need to be "fit" to the hood and body as much as the hood is "fit" to them.

By the way "Fitment" is not a verb, it is a noun. The sideboard in your dining room is a "Fitment". Sorry for being an ars, but that is just bugs me.

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Hi Guys,
Thanks to both of you for your rapid response.

Frisco - Your answer was a pleasant surprise. I thought there was quite a bit of modification required to re-shape the front of the hood to fit the '32 shell.
I'm both relieved and psyched.

MARTINSR - I stand corrected. I was on my way out the door, when I decided to quickly post my question. I didn't put enough thought into it, and didn't even proofread it. My use of the word "fitment" was inexcusable. I am also bugged by the incorrect use of words, and will try to do better in the future.
As to your comment, I already have the radiator and grill shell mounted. I have been running without a hood, and recently thought about adding one. So, it's too late to "fit" the grill shell/radiator to the hood prior to finalizing. I don't have a hood yet, so I'll have to do things backwards, as usual.
I noticed that you are fortunate enough to be from the S.F. bay area. My son lives in Fremont, and we were there over the summer.

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