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Projects Hotrod hood top... cheap, w/ a bonus !

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sloppy jalopies, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    I see things man !
    I bought a cheap '46 -'47 truck hood for the scripts...
    then I SEE that if you cut the sides off just below the beltline bead it leaves a hotrod hood.
    the hood is too long so to cut it from the center out to the belt leaves plenty...
    cut the front off a couple inches ahead of where the beltline stops..
    also too wide, cut it against the factory center seam...
    now you can lay it on your project's cowl and grill, mark what you need, add 3/4" or so to the width...
    this 3/4" can be bent 90* on a break, giving you a "flange to rivet / weld together or rivet in a piano hinge, the rivets won't show...
    cheap and dual purpose... mikie likes it...
    for the wild child, weld / rivet the modified sides together then fill the side molding's 4 notches, reverse direction of the side molding and weld it down the center... hmmmm. DSCN3559.JPG DSCN3558.JPG DSCN3557.JPG
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  2. 41rodderz
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    It's good to see things. :D Yes that's what creative hot rodding is.:cool:
     
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  3. The Shift Wizard
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    I really like the nose on that piece. In general, pre-war bodywork gives me a happy.
    You see things. I see things. I see a streamliner hot rod with a shorter grill that wraps a bit.
    I see it being a big hit. I see crowds wanting a closer look.
    Cut the molded sides off to give you the usual window to the engine but keep all the front metal back past the radiator and start cutting there.

    *Posted from outside the box*
    ..
     
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  4. treb11
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    I need the last 6 inches off the ass end to fix an otherwise fine 40 hood.
     
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  5. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    After I remove the 2 scripts and the eventual A hood top it will leave the front 12" to 15"[pic] that could be the top half of a boat tail speedster's boat tail... [2] front of the '46-'47 truck hoods... makes a top and bottom boat tail... reuse the truck's hood latch and handle with a couple small hinges to make your boat tail a trunk... hmmmm ! DSCN3544.JPG DSCN3543.JPG
     
  6. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    from Michigan

    You ever wonder about the really smart guys?
     
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  7. sloppy jalopies
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    yes I do... I steal ideas from them all the time !
     
  8. Rickybop
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    from Michigan

    Talkin' about you, SJ. Good "seeing".
    I was just using the title from another thread.
     
  9. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Pretty sure I saw someone else do this here on the HAMB, for a 32-34 truck, and the beltline of the truck cab lined up nice with the rib on the sides of the truck hood, although maybe that was you? I remember it worked really well.
     

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