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A hood for the Modified

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Anderson, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
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    Mocked it up a month ago, got around to actually doing it this week.

    Cut the center piano hinge out of a stock Model A hood. Wanted a '32 and up style hinge instead. Started with a "universal" 48" center strip and a couple of the hood hinge strips Classic Auto (Obsolete) and Dale's offer and cut them to length. Used '32 front/'33-'36 rear hood hinge brackets on both ends. Those hinge strips are weird, they need to be horizontal but the flange is vertical. So I had a couple 90* strips bent up and spot welded them to the hinge pieces. Then spot welded the hood tops to those. Used pieces of another hood top to add another 4" to the front and make it match the narrowed '37 shell.

    I plan on doing hood sides too, but might just run the hood top alone for a while, and figure out a way to hold it down temporarily.

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    Shot some satin black on it for now. I kinda like the black on the hood. It needs to be wheeled out a little, I kept most of the shrinkage down when welding but couldn't keep it all away. I'll blast the whole hood and finish it out when I paint the car.
     
  2. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
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    Rolled it outside. I really like it, makes the nose look longer and the whole thing flows better.

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  3. that hood just took that car to the top.

    looks perfect.
     
  4. wow, a guys gone for a few months and BAM! you get this sucker going! looks great eric!
    hope mine turns out as cool.
     

  5. Doc.
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    Hey Fidge,

    That car just keeps getting better and better. Nice job on the hood.

    Doc.
     
  6. RW
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    from Milwaukee

    Perfect well done .......................
     
  7. fab32
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    Sometimes good things happen to good cars (how do you like that for stealing a quote?) That hood does good things for your modified.

    Frank
     
  8. leadfoot
    Joined: Apr 12, 2001
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    Look at that, just like it was a model.
    Great job.
    Mike.
     
  9. Jimmy B
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    That's awesome.
     
  10. very nice addition!
     
  11. cracker head
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  12. Tman
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    Looks good! That is a funky little modified........I mean that in a good way!
     
  13. Every time I see that car it reminds me of the movie "rocketeer". Great looking car, the hood sets it off. Love the front view.
     
  14. PeteFromTexas
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    That look mighty fine eric.
     
  15. Royalshifter
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    Looks great man nice work.
     
  16. Looks GREAT!!!

    Iv'e love this build since you first posted it.

    Wonder what it would look like with the headlihgts dropped close to the frame height?
     
  17. 29SX276
    Joined: Oct 19, 2003
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    Very nicely done! A sweet looking car.This winter I must fab up a hood for the Essex;you've given me some idea of what to do.
     
  18. Dirty2
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    I like it !
     
  19. I really didn't think I would like it with a hood. But that looks great! Nice work....
     
  20. Twisted Minis
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
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    Yup.

    Perfect.

    Thats about all there is to it.
     
  21. VNTGE41
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    from l.a.

    love that windshield.the hood makes the car even better
     
  22. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Hood is Good.
     
  23. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
     
  24. Irish Dan
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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    You've done it again Eric! Ya got yourself a genuine work of Art! Nice ride! Mega cool!
     
  25. touchdowntodd
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    man i LOVE your car!
     
  26. E.C.
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    The hood fits the look of the Modified... So whats next ?

    Later-E.C.
     
  27. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
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    Thanks guys.

    Next are hood sides w/ '37 truck louvers....and functional doors. I'll probably get around to that in another month or 3...

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  28. Anderson
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    Thinking about color too.

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  29. Dirty2
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    Dude ! I like the last 2 picts. You going to denton ?
     
  30. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    I dig the Blue hues. Maybe good ol Ford Washinton Blue? The hood sides will really finish this thing off.
     

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