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01-13-2012 03:59 PM
FASTFORD I`m not sure if any 34`s did not have the cut-out, however the 33`s did and a number of parts for these 2 years interchange.
did you ask the company you bought the car from how they would attach the hood ?
01-12-2012 05:02 PM
Jmccrack Interesting. Are you saying that some original hoods did not have the cutout?
01-12-2012 03:26 PM
FASTFORD 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
01-12-2012 01:45 PM
Jmccrack 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
01-10-2012 04:02 PM
FASTFORD 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.
01-10-2012 03:50 PM
FASTFORD 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 !
01-10-2012 11:42 AM
Jmccrack 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
01-10-2012 11:24 AM
Jmccrack Ha Ha now Ive got it
01-10-2012 11:24 AM
Jmccrack try again. there is a pic here somewhere
01-10-2012 10:27 AM
Jmccrack I have inserted a pic but it does not come thru
01-09-2012 07:07 PM
FASTFORD 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 ?
01-09-2012 06:47 PM
Jmccrack 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.
01-09-2012 03:39 PM
FASTFORD 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
01-08-2012 08:09 PM
Jmccrack 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?
01-06-2012 09:05 AM
FASTFORD 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.
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