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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ct1932ford, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Well I have been getting a little restless lately and thought about changing the look of the roadster. So in the basement I went to get the hood and parts that go with it. I put the side panels hardware on and stuck the one side on the car and pulled it out of the garage. So I ask my wife what do you think? And she looks at the 32 and says about what?:confused: I say the hood on the car:cool: She says what about ito_O Then I have her look at the other side. Oh:p Anyway I can't make up my mind. I hate to cover that Flathead:cool:. What do you guys /gals :rolleyes: Think?
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  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,137

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I'd go with no hood... More raw of a look and think that helps the car a ton.

    Wish that roadster was mine and you had a feather up your ass. :)
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  3. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 746


    Tell you what I think YOU HAVE TO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS!
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  4. Yeah, that's how I'm feeling! Not the feather:rolleyes: Thanks:cool:
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  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,673


  6. If it was anything other than a flatty I would say full hood. Nice car. Maybe tops like alchemy said.
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  7. el_bole
    Joined: May 12, 2011
    Posts: 126


    I VOTE no hood....
  8. I agree with Ryan. The no hood look works better for the car.
  9. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,778

    from California

    I'd go with a full hood and put some fenders on while I had the tools out.
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  10. Better than doing yard work;)
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  11. :eek: He used the F word!
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  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,778

    from California

    :) 32's have such cool fenders I don't know why people take them off.o_O
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  13. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,065

    from Germany

    I prefer '32s with hoods period. The flathead is pretty which is why you can open the hood to look at it. No one removed the hoods on the dry lakes. The beautiful streamlined form is broken up when you remove the hood. If you've got a Hemi or a massive OHV spilling out of the sides and are aiming for the dragster look go ahead leave the hood off.
    If you can't make up your mind you could leave it as it is in the pictures!
    @49ratfink. I agree - but the roadster and probably most 5Ws look as good as or even better fenderless. I think roadsters, 5Ws and Vickys look best without fenders and the rest fully fendered.
  14. 29AVEE8
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,384


    Since you requested opinions: I am in agreement with alchemy, try just a top.
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  15. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,615


    At a minimum the hood top to protect that flatty.
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  16. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,778

    from California

    I figure with the color, the folding top, the wires and the flathead this would be a good car for full fenders.... maybe even a luggage rack and cowl lights.
  17. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,460


    I like it better without.
  18. You really only need a hood if you're trying to hide a SBC.
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  19. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,648

    A Boner

    Full hood, for when you drive in the rain.
  20. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,443

    from MN,USA

    No hood fits the hot rod premise. You strip parts off fenders, hood, etc. to get rid of weight. Looks better that way.
  21. I did try the hood tops and I definitely did not like that. Right now I'm thinking maybe hood for the fall/winter and no hood spring/summer. Like Ronnie Roadster said I probably have too much time on my hands. Thanks Guys!
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  22. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,220


    me too.
  23. Pretty much looks like a split decision. Maybe my wife can decide.:rolleyes:
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  24. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,375


    For me.....if you remove the top then no hood.......with the top.....full hood.
    Hmmmmm....kinda like my avatar only a '29 and I have a flatty in it but nowhere near as fancy as yours.

    Run it with the hood on for awhile.....see how you feel about can always remove it.
  25. While I agree that it would look better with full fenders and hood, that is not the style you are going for. So if you are going fenderless, I think it looks better without the hood.
  26. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,795


    Hot Rods are supposed to look and feel, like Hot Rods.
  27. dtracy
    Joined: May 8, 2012
    Posts: 223


    Top up, hood on. Top down, hood off.

  28. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,086


    My new HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  29. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    Full hood looks great on a no fender deuce. You didn't ask but I think smaller head lights would look nice.
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  30. 56shoebox
    Joined: Sep 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,106


    No hood, and loose the rag top too. As stated earlier, leave the hood for the sbc bros.

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