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Model A Hood Compatability

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bart13, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Bart13
    Joined: Jun 27, 2011
    Posts: 32


    I've searched but kind find the info I'm after so I'll throw this out there, I'm aware that model a roadsters from 1928-29 have a different hood from 1930-31 models, but what exactly is the difference?
    I've got a 28 with a 32 grill and can pickup a 30 hood real cheap and am kinda hoping it may be easy enough to get it to fit. Ideas?
  2. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,524


    If my memory,severs the 30-31 hood is longer than the 28-29. The body line might be wider on the 30-31.
  3. 37ragtop
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 6


    Speedway catalog has all the meaurements.
  4. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    There are three hoods in the Model A line.
    Smooth top panels:
    1928-29 Open cars except Cabriolet, Closed Cars except Fordors, and Commercial/trucks.
    Top panels with bead lines:
    1)1928-29 Fordor and Cabriolet
    2)1930-31 Open Cars, CLosed Cars and Commercial/trucks.

    None of them interchange.

  5. N8B
    Joined: Sep 28, 2009
    Posts: 476


    We did an experiment on this the other day at the shop. One of the largest differences outside of what pasadenahotrod mentioned is length's.
    My buddy Shane mentioned that the length of the hood almost directly correlates with the year. I didn't believe him so I set out to measure all the early Ford hoods I could find in the shop.
    1928-1929 - measured 28 1/2" long approx.
    1930-1931 - measured 30" long
    1932 - measured 32" long

  6. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883


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