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Has anyone put a '32 shell on a 30/31 Model A. Mine seems to be too tall causing the hood gap at the rear to be off (wide at bottom). Also the hold down clamps barely reach. I'm thinking I need to trim about 3/8to 1/2 inch off the sides. I have two thin shims under all the body mounts & the doors are aligned fine. Thanks, Dale
 

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If you still have your 30-31 shell (or can borrow one from a friend) just remove the Duece and lay them back to back on top of each other aligning the radiator mounting holes. Then you will have the exact measurement needed to trim from the '32 shell.
 

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Use a shell which is a duplicate of the original Duece (Poliform makes a nice, correct filled shell). You cut 7/8" from the side skirts of the shell at the bottom (assuming our friend's measurements are OK for your car,too). And remove the hood rod receptacle from your A shell and install on the Duece. OH, don't forget the $200-300 grille you have to buy! The best one is from Obsolete Ford Parts in Oklahoma City.
 
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