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Projects 31 plymouth hood length

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kevin31, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. kevin31
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    I’m looking for the length of a stock 31 Plymouth hood, I was going to make a hood, but would really prefer the look of a oem hood if it’ll fit even if I have to modify it a bit. the cars a 31 Chrysler with a 31 Plymouth grill,nothing on the car is stock proportions anymore and the hood I had was absolutely rotten...along with the car when I got it


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  3. F&J
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    Plymouth hood will be way too short for your setup as they were still a 4 cylinder. I had quite a few Mopars around those years, and even the 6 cylinder ones would be too short, (going by your picture).

    1930-1931 8 cylinder Mopars would be your best bet, but likely not easy to find one. If you did, it would be a longshot to have the correct widths at both the front and back. Then you'd have to cut/splice lengthwise near the hood center hinge to correct that.

    Dodge & DeSoto had an optional 8 which are not very common compared to the 6's, as well as several wheelbase sizes of Chrysler 8's
     
  4. kevin31
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    The pictures probobly deceiving the hood needs to be about 33-1/2 inches it looks really stretched in the picture


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  6. RMR&C
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    << My '31 Plymouth coupe has a '32 Chevy hood top on it. It fits the cowl perfect, width wise. I had to trim the front edge a bit. Likely still too short for yours though.
    How long does your hood need to be?

    EDIT. Just saw your post. I will measure my hood and get back to you.
     
  7. F&J
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    yes, the first picture made it look very long, and the second pic looks like you have a much better chance of finding a donor.
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  8. RMR&C
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    My hood is 31 1/4". IIRC I trimmed about an inch off the front. Not quite long enough!
     
  9. kevin31
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    K thanks guys looks like I’ll be making one instead


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