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1946 Chevy truck hood gap

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nunzio Fiorito, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Nunzio Fiorito
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    Nunzio Fiorito

    This is my first build and have been able to figure everything out until now. I got this truck in pieces, so I wasn’t sure how it was put together originally. I’m working on a 1946 Chevy truck and working on the front end. Everything works until I put on the curved hood mount, mounts grille to radiator mount. When I put this piece on, I have about a 1” gap between grille and hood. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks
     
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  3. Nunzio Fiorito
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    Nunzio Fiorito

    I will add pictures tomorrow
     
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  5. you need to adjust the radiator core support rods to pull the grille section back, do you have those?
     
  6. Nunzio Fiorito
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    I tried that, didn’t make a difference. I have 31 7/8” from firewall to center of v brace bolts, I read this somewhere. I will try this again.
     
  7. Nunzio Fiorito
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    Nunzio Fiorito

    I’m wondering if something needs to be raised or lower ie, cab or radiator.
     
  8. cshades
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    are you sure it is the right hood? the 39-40 hoods look similar but are shorter. the wheelbase on a 39-40 is 1 1/2" shorter than a 41-46 and the difference is ahead of cowl.
     
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  9. Nunzio Fiorito
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    Nunzio Fiorito

    This is the hood that it came with.
     
  10. cshades
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    that doesn't mean it is the correct hood. if you measure the center hinge I can tell you if it is the correct hood or not. I have both models of those trucks.
     
  11. Nunzio Fiorito
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    Can you give me the measurement for a 1946 hood? Thanks
     
  12. cshades
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    the center hinge is 37 inches total length. the side panel at the top measures 36 1/4 inches. that should give you an idea if what you have is correct.
     
  13. cshades
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    post a pic of the hood
     
  14. Roger O'Dell
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    Big gaps from the factory both trucks and cars. Add metal and paint
     

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