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chetbrz

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Some Help please:
« on: April 28, 2020, 12:21:55 PM »
Help,

I tried to install the hood on my car and I thought there was something that fit into these two holes.  I went back over my pictures and didn't see anything.  Also I don't remember taking anything off the hood but I could swear that there was something that fit into these holes to locate the rear portion of the hood ??



If so please post a picture so I know what I am looking for ??  If anyone has a spare.., I'm interested.

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Re: Some Help please:
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 12:35:09 PM »
Until someone posts a picture, here's a sketchy description.  This part mirrors the one on the radiator shell.  There is also a part that is under the cowl for support.  A two person job to install.  It is painted.  You probably have it in a box or bag, assembled with the screws and nuts.  frank
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 12:40:03 PM »
Until someone posts a picture, here's a sketchy description.  This part mirrors the one on the radiator shell.  There is also a part that is under the cowl for support.  A two person job to install.  It is painted.  You probably have it in a box or bag, assembled with the screws and nuts.  frank

Looking back on some old pictures I don't think I have this piece.

Maybe the guy that had the running boards might have the piece ?  I have an extra radiator piece I may be able to fabricate it to work in the back.  ?? 

Hopefully someone will post a picture.   Thanks for the quick response.
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Re: Some Help please:
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2020, 12:53:02 PM »
Chet, I have to believe you had it.  What kept your hood in place at the cowl when you opened it?
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2020, 01:42:20 PM »
Chet, I have to believe you had it.  What kept your hood in place at the cowl when you opened it?

If it screwed on I definitely never had it.  I looked at an old picture and didn't see anything there.  I guess just the weight of the hood and the tie downs held the hood in place.  With all four tie downs in place the hood stayed put. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2020, 01:53:55 PM »
Technically it didn't screw on, but was held in place on the cowl by 2 flat head screws with lock washers and nuts.  Think the nuts were the ever popular square variety.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2020, 05:58:36 PM »
This is what I have on my 30-U.  Not the best picture, but the body is out for paint so I cant take a better one.

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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2020, 06:17:09 PM »
Here is one on a 30U, hood is open, the center rod goes in the body of the bracket, you can see one of the flat head screws. Yours has to be very close or the same.

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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2020, 06:37:31 PM »
Here is one on a 30U, hood is open, the center rod goes in the body of the bracket, you can see one of the flat head screws. Yours has to be very close or the same.

Excellent, I have my old radiator surround with the hood bracket parts intact.  I can easily create this part from your picture.  Unfortunately matching paint color might be a problem but at least I have an idea of what I need to do.  I could also leave it chrome.   :-\

Russ, you must have the new style 30U manufactured later in the year,  Water pump, mechanical fuel pump, etc.
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Re: Some Help please:
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2020, 07:52:12 PM »
Nope, mine is an early one with vacuum tank, no water pump and the rectangular rear window.  I found another picture that might show the part better

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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2020, 10:17:02 PM »
Yes, yes thatís what I needed. Thanks for the picture.
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2020, 03:49:52 PM »
If I paint this up I think it should be better than nothing.  Rainy day project.
Thanks for the pictures they were a big help.  I never had this part but at least I can make a reasonable facsimile. 

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2020, 04:49:38 PM »
Looks pretty good ,Chet . Maybe a dent at back, so rod can not slip back and scratch cowl where seen .

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2020, 06:30:27 PM »
Looks pretty good ,Chet . Maybe a dent at back, so rod can not slip back and scratch cowl where seen .

Thanks Tom, I thought of that but I made it long enough to cover the hinge pin so it can't go through to the other side.  The front of the piece will hit the back of the hood's hinge.  I painted it and it looks pretty good.  With the hood closed all that is seen is the hinge part which should just look like the hood hinge.  I'll post a picture when I install the hood.
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2020, 11:26:23 PM »
Like it Chet.  Fill or crimp the back so the rod hits it to keep this piece from rubbing on hood.  Paint on paint = no paint.  There should be a gap between this part and hood.
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