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Technical 46 ford hoods

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by bryanyeskie, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. bryanyeskie
    Joined: Jun 13, 2016
    Posts: 157

    from Hixton

    silly question will a 46 ford car hood fit a 46 ford truck?
  2. 270ci
    Joined: May 17, 2010
    Posts: 398


    You can get anything to fit if you whittle and hammer on it enough, but just comparing my 46 car hood to 46 truck hood and cab features, I'd say it's not gonna be a bolt on deal by any stretch. I have no idea how they compare width and length wise, but the shape and body lines are quite different.
  3. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,267

    rusty rocket

    No. Totally different.
  4. 6-71
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
    Posts: 542


    not trying to be sarcastic,but I have had a hard time getting a 46 ford car hood to fit a 46 ford car
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  5. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,267

    rusty rocket

    They almost always fit like shit form the bottom of hood to top of fenders.
  6. I have a '42-47 truck hood,front fenders and bed.
  7. donno
    Joined: Feb 28, 2015
    Posts: 424


    No, what 6-71 and rusty rocket said x 2.
  8. bryanyeskie
    Joined: Jun 13, 2016
    Posts: 157

    from Hixton

    Damn was hoping there wouldn't be a ton of work. I kind of new it wasn't going to be a bolt and go. Guess I'll have to rethink or at least eyeball the car hood to truck... Let you know how it goes when I get there.
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  9. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 682


    I know where you are going with this and have seen a few trucks with the car front clip and the look killer but I don't think t is simply bolt on you have to do some surgery around the door pillars but it looks cool if you can pull it off. Tom
  10. Torchie
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,072


    Do a search and you should come up with some of the truck with car front conversions that have been done on here.
    They usually involved using the entire car front clip which requires a fair amount of surgery, One by 55Merc used the car fenders and the truck hood.
    They can and have been done and when done right look very good. Kind of like another brands version of the Hudson's pickup that used the same front sheet metal as their cars.
  11. If you are attempting to add car front sheet metal to a truck-It should end up something like this...
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  12. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,112

    Stan Back
    from California

    The more I look at that, the more unsimple it gets.

    But I like it.
  13. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    I think it would be a LOT easier to use the front half of a passenger sedan body on a passenger frame and add a bed. Bodywork would be simpler and you'd have a chassis not based on oxcart tech.
  14. Duellym
    Joined: Feb 28, 2016
    Posts: 307


    I always thought these looked really weird from the side, the slope of the front of the hood doesn't flow with the rest of the body.
  15. I think the trick is marrying the truck and car hoods and adding length (height)to the grille and front fenders- and keeping the proportions right

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  16. A '39-'40 car or '40-'41 truck front would be a better match style-wise to a jailbar pick-up cab than the '42-'48 car stuff is.

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